Trend Micro Deep Security was implemented in Hypo Alpe Adria Bank’s IT infrastructure between September 2013 and June 2014. The system has been working at full capacity for a few months and already the benefits are clearly visible.
“We now have a complete data available across our entire infrastructure. Before this, we had different systems for clients and servers so we could not centralize our monitoring procedures. Now we know we will always have the latest patch available, which protects us from all types of malware, on physical as well as virtual servers,” said Cozzi.
Hypo Alpe Adria Bank has invested a great deal in virtualization and both performance and security have improved. “We are satisfied because Deep Security is an agentless security platform designed to solve the problems of the data center in both physical and virtual environments,” said Cozzi.
With Deep Security, Hypo Alpe Adria Bank has also been able to virtualize all desktops, including those of tellers, without exposing them to security risks or negatively impacting operations. To date, only a few credit institutions have completely virtualized all their workstations. In fact, tellers’ windows are the most difficult part of the virtualization project, because the virtual desktops must interact rapidly with the physical peripherals attached to the workstation (e.g., printers and scanners).
Security projects usually stop here, but Deep Security offers higher density on the hardware side and reliable management of all clients installed from a centralized console, which enabled Hypo Alpe Adria Bank to successfully complete its project.
In the coming months, the credit institution intends to pursue more innovative infrastructure security projects. “Trend Micro was already our provider of choice for email security solutions, but now we are also thinking of developing and protecting the SMTP part of our operations, which until now has been managed by a different security provider. Given the results, we have decided to continue with Trend Micro,” said Cozzi.