In 2013, Babou commissioned an external audit of its security to validate its investment. Even though the results were particularly positive, the audit also included some recommendations for improvement. In particular, the audit documented the need to guard against a major change in the world of security: intrusion related to targeted attacks.
“We had not seen intrusion of this kind, but we wanted to protect ourselves against the earliest stealth attacks that are designed to bypass traditional security tools,” said Legeay. The CIO again turned to Trend Micro to fulfill this key recommendation of the audit using the Deep Discovery Inpector solution.
The Deep Discovery platform offers detection engines and custom sandboxing to analyze and identify malware, C & C (Command & Control) communications, and future behavior that may go undetected by traditional security tools. The solution correlates this data in a granular method that promotes responsiveness. It also shares information about intrusions with the other platforms of Babou security arsenal for a personalized, real-time defense against the attackers.
“Since the solution has been in place, we have not identified any sign of a successful targeted attack, confirming the relevance and effectiveness of our security environment,” says Legeay. “The real value of Deep Discovery Inspector is to enable and automate the analysis of our logs. Otherwise, this operation is so complex and time consuming that it would require up to two full-time jobs to perform manually. Yet it remains essential to keep out targeted attacks, and this is precisely what Trend Micro has helped us to accomplish in a strong economic manner.”
Trend Micro has helped Babou ensure safety since 2010. In addition to the performance of security technologies, there is another criteria that explains the longevity of the collaboration. “I think today, the IT security leaders all offer technologies that prove ultimately fairly equivalent. But Trend Micro makes a difference on a key field: the customer relationship. For over 4 years, we have had first-rate support from Trend Micro employees. They were able to adapt their offer to fit all of our needs, while respecting our budget constraints,” says Legeay. “With this in mind, we expect that this relationship of trust to continue long term.”
“Since the solution has been in place, we have not identified any sign of a successful targeted attack, confirming the relevance and effectiveness of our security environment.”