Global Financial Services Leader Maximizes Security on VPNs Used by Employees As They Work-From-Home Due to Global Pandemic
This global financial services leader provides insurance and asset management to 100 million clients in over 50 countries worldwide thanks to the dedicated efforts of over 150,000 employees. It is no surprise that a financial services company of this size would take security protection seriously. Their investments in both Arbor Cloud™ and Arbor Edge Defense (AED) make them one of the largest enterprise deployments of Arbor solutions. They are protecting their inbound traffic and in-house applications for employees working from home through VPNs, into their data centers in 20 locations with AED technology. The AED devices protect locally until the Internet bandwidth is consumed and then automatically signal Arbor Cloud for cloud-based DDoS attack mitigation.
As the Coronavirus began appearing in Europe, the security team using Arbor Solutions at the financial organization, took action sooner than many other companies. They proactively made it a priority to ensure that employee VPN for internet access would be protected. They worked closely with the NETSCOUT® team in France to identify four European locations where they took advantage of the AED-embedded software licensing technology to easily upgrade their AED licenses from 5G to 10G.
The increased DDoS management and mitigation capacity provides the organization and their employees confidence that they will be protected from DDoS attacks that can disrupt their business activity and even damage the organization’s reputation while temporarily working from home. The organization was satisfied with the flexibility of the AED license configuration and the ability of NETSCOUT to execute on a global procurement effort quickly and to the organization’s crisis timeline.