Arendt Services

improve the security of their ICT architecture

Provider of financial and legal services relies on virtualized network and Trend Micro Deep Security to provide a reliable and affordable platform for interaction with partners and customers.

About Arendt Services

Arendt Services offers a wide range of services, such as domiciliation, corporate secretarial, accounting services , directorship of companies, tax compliance services and assistance in the winding-up of companies. The c ompany is regulated by the Luxembourg supervisory authority (CSSF – Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier) and operates under the status of Professional of the Financial Sector (PFS).

Arendt Services is part of Arendt & Medernach, the largest law rm in Luxembourg, and shares the same culture and values. Arendt Servi ces also bene ts from Arendt & Medernach experience of over 20 years on the local market.

"We were immediately impressed, not only with the solution, but also with the enthusiasm of the local sales team"

Romain Calmel,
IT Manager, Arendt Services

 

Overview

Arendt Services - part of Arendt & Medernach, the biggest law rm in Luxembourg - offers a wide range of services, such as domiciliation, corporate secretarial, accounting services, directorship of companies, tax compliance services and assistance in the winding-up of companies. The company is regulated by the Luxembourg supervisory authority (CSSF – Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier) and operates under the status of Professional of the Financial Sector (PFS).

Due to the nature of Arendt Services’ activities, security is an absolute necessity for this organization. But, as Arendt Services’ ICT-architecture was relying heavily on a VMware infrastructure, the security solution needed to be tailored to this virtualized environment. “Our previous security provider was not convincing in this respect, neither in performance nor in manageability, so we started looking for a new security solution vendor”, explains Romain Calmel, IT manager of Arendt Services.

Following the advice of Excellium - Arendt Services’ trusted network and security services partner - Trend Micro was invited to present their security solution. “We were immediately impressed”, recalls Romain Calmel, “not only with the solution, but also with the enthusiasm of the local sales team, headed by Frédéric Dohen. He came up with the right arguments to choose Trend Micro, and managed to establish a relationship based on trust, in Trend Micro’s products as well as in their team. For every question we had concerning security and our speci c needs, Trend Micro immediately provided an answer. This added to the trustworthy image of Trend Micro: not only the product but also the entire Trend Micro team proved as reliable as one can expect.”

"The management console makes it easy for us to control our entire security environment, even with our small ICT-team"

Romain Calmel,
IT Manager, Arendt Services

 

Powerful, light-weight and easy to manage

The new security solution went live on the 1st of December 2015, and even after a few days, Romain Calmel knew that Trend Micro was a match for their security needs: “It took just a few days to notice how many more threats were discovered than before; the new scan engine proved signi cantly more powerful than the one from our previous security solution. And it turned out to be very lightweight as well, which makes a huge difference for the protection of our laptops. This is mostly due to the engine working on hypervisor level instead of on individual client level, something only Trend Micro could offer us at the time of our selection.”

Additionally the Trend Micro solution offers a single, integrated, easy-to-use management console for all elements of the security solution, from mail scanning to Deep Security. “This makes it easy for us to control our entire security environment, even with our small ICT-team”, explains Romain Calmel, “which in turn enhances our feeling of trust and control in the Trend Micro solution.”

The combination of VMware virtualization and Trend Micro’s Deep Security solution provides Arendt Services with the ideal infrastructure: a exible environment which allows for an affordable yet reliable architecture.

"It took just a few days to notice how many more threats were discovered than before"

Romain Calmel,
IT Manager, Arendt Services