The Trend Micro products replaced all previous security products, as Stöcklin‘s IT experts determined that the new solutions met their requirements much more effectively than did the former, conventional solutions. This solved the problems with unreliable patches, for example. “The new centralized patch management gives us certainty that the servers everywhere are actually always up to date and that‘s very reassuring,“ emphasizes Mr. Kühni. Enterprise security also benefits from the virtual patching capability, as the intralogistics operators are using production systems that have to work 24/7 and are thus also protected by it. Monthly assessments by Trend Micro are also very helpful, as they use information obtained from the intelligent infrastructure Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ to go into greater detail than Stöcklin‘s in-house reports. “These values also help in blocking suspicious IP addresses,“ confirms the IT head.
Kühni highlights the benefits of Trend Micro Control Manager™ solution in particular: The tool not only facilitates operations as a whole but also offers an excellent, centralized overview of everything security-related going on in the entire company. “Monitoring is the critical difference from the past—we don‘t just guess what‘s going on, it‘s shown to us in all areas,“ states Mr. Kühni. And further, “We see where a threat is coming from and we can take action. We thus have much more power and control over our own security.“ The Trend Micro solution has already concretely demonstrated its value as a threat to the network was detected in time and averted.
Christian Kühni summarizes as follows: “We made the right choice with Trend Micro.“He also strongly advises, “Companies should always first analyze where they have the greatest risks and vulnerabilities in their network and infrastructure. Only then can they reasonably plan the next steps for better protection.“