In today’s world where cyber-attacks are increasingly complex and demonstrate a metamorphic nature, and continually pose threats, Movate revamped its security response by deploying solutions via its strategic alliance with Palo Alto Networks for bolstering and elevating its cybersecurity posture. A broken, siloed, and myopic approach had to give way to consolidation and integration of all security solutions at Movate. This meant the cybersecurity team at Movate had to revamp and shift away from disparate traditional security products, dispersed tools, multiple vendors, siloed functions. For example, imagine the scenario of managing multiple firewalls, antivirus tools, filtering systems, IPS and IDS, endpoint security and the rest. The flip side of the sticking to the former traditional approach meant monitoring separate management systems, handling interoperability issues that bogged down detection and led to tardy remediation measures and response times. Explore Movate’s cybersecurity solutions for fortified protection, unified control, and comprehensive visibility, ensuring robust security measures for your organization
The solutions deployed at Movate encompassed automated detection and response capabilities, analytics-driven detection to spot and block sophisticated attacks, UEBA (user entity behavior analysis), high network visibility with holistic security and centralized management.
Disciplined security processes
Most enterprises find themselves catching up in a landscape where digital security solutions and cloud adoptions have evolved and come of age. Investment in multifaceted security is no longer about the returns on the investment but the fortified security measures that ward off potential attacks and identify evasion techniques of bad actors. The hybrid work model means amplifying end-point security and ensuring encryption and MFA (multi-factor authentication) are table stakes. The possibility of threats and attacks on a large scale for any enterprise are highly likely when left unchecked.
Legacy solutions are not up to the task of threat detection and prevention. Innovative solutions are a smart approach to stay a notch ahead of ever-evolving threats. 100% end-to-end network visibility was the need of the hour.
Movate has deployed sophisticated security tools on the endpoints. These tools leverage AI/ML-led malware protection, secure browsing, data leak prevention, behavioral analysis, and remote software deployment.
To ensure comprehensive endpoint security, the team has introduced a proactive rather than reactive approach to counter malicious intent of threat actors.
Holistic IT security coverage
Movate chose NGFWs (Next-generation firewalls), Panorama, Cortex XDR, and implemented CDSS (Cloud-delivered security services) which involves a cloud-based malware analysis solution called WildFire to detect and stop malware in real-time.
- Threat Prevention guards Movate from known threats and blocks them at an application and network level.
- UEBA and data analytics came to the fore in improving the detection of attacks that are usually hard to find.
- Cortex XDR ingested alerts from various systems and consolidated them to paint a complete picture of the nature and pattern of attacks and preempt complex ones.
Advanced solution capabilities and a compelling security roadmap aligned to Movate’s strategy paved the way for flexible services, agile responses, and due diligence across parameters.
Let’s look at the benefits.
Benefit 1: Centralized management
A centralized management solution like Panorama makes a world of difference by simplifying the process of migration over the course of 8 months. A seamless and hastened implementation of Cortex XDR meant zero downtime with a phased approach to migration in just a month—covering all phases of detection, identification and prevention. Ease of implementation and centralized management offered insights into network traffic and simplification of configurations.
Benefit 2: More visibility & control
NGFWs and CDSS contributed to significant application usage, visibility, control, and vulnerability protection. Movate achieves enterprise-wide protection through Cortex XDR by slicing and dicing data from various sources to block attacks. All endpoints and remote workers are secure through Cortex XDR with host firewalls and NGAV.
Movate’s ZTA (Zero Trust Approach) led to resource optimization and improved productivity. According to Mushtaq Ahmad, CIO, Movate, the solution has cut resource spend by 38-40%and enhanced visibility by 60-70%.
Benefit 3: Never trust, always verify!
If cyber threats could be likened to anything, they would be akin to the constantly shifting sands. Movate’s cybersecurity zero trust approach (Zero Trust Networks or Zero Trust Network Architecture)is to embrace ML, AI, and data-led analysis approaches to handle today’s metamorphic nature of cyber-attacks. To counter this, enterprise cybersecurity measures will have to adopt data and analytical-powered detection and prevention techniques in the new world of borderless work and sophisticated techniques by adversaries.
The unstinting support and commitment from Palo Alto Networks places Movate in a proactive posture to swiftly respond to attacks of any nature thanks to innovative solutions that drive enterprise business value.