State Capital Magdeburg
Replacing legacy VPN to enable an efficient, modern hybrid workplace
Trade & Investment Queensland is the government’s global business agency, assisting exporters to break into emerging and established markets, and promoting Queensland as the perfect place for an Asia-Pacific headquarters.
Improves threat and malware protection across all 23 locations
Removes the need for firewalls or security appliances in each location
Ensures only authorized devices can connect to the network, regardless of location
Automatically sandboxes any email attachments be flagged as potentially dangerous
TIQ follows a cloud-first strategy when it comes to IT, so the fact that Zscaler is cloud based made it particularly attractive for us.
The dispersed nature of TIQ’s operations creates challenges when it comes to the management of its IT infrastructure, particularly in the area of security. Anthony Kennedy, TIQ’s Global IT Manager, says having staff and equipment spread across multiple countries and locations made having strong, centralized control very difficult.
“During 2015, we undertook a security audit which highlighted some weaknesses in our defenses,” he says. “The organization also experienced a cryptolocker attack which highlighted the fact that we needed to find a better way to secure our network and core systems.”
Kennedy says he was also keen to improve the standard of reporting he could make available to senior management. “I wanted to have a way to show them exactly how the network was performing and the level of security threats we were facing,” he says. “This was very difficult to achieve with the infrastructure that we had in place.”
After reviewing and assessing a number of potential security solutions, a decision was taken to adopt Zscaler to monitor and manage all internet traffic across the organization. Working with IT partner Ordyss, the TIQ IT team arranged for individual firewalls in each office to be removed and replaced with the Zscaler security service.
“TIQ follows a cloud-first strategy when it comes to IT, so the fact that Zscaler is cloud based made it particularly attractive for us.” says Anthony Kennedy, Global IT Manager. “It also removed the need to have individual firewalls in each office, significantly reducing complexity and management overheads.”
With all incoming and outgoing network traffic now routed through Zscaler, getting a clear picture of what is going on is much easier. This allows better reporting for senior management as well as real-time notifications of any threats that are detected.
The organization also experienced a cryptolocker attack…we needed to find a better way to secure our network and core systems.
Deployed across the entire organization, the flexibility and scalability of the Zscaler security cloud offer TIQ:
I wanted to have a way to show them exactly how the network was performing and the level of security threats we were facing.