Largest global paints and coatings company needs to protect corporate network. Hybrid legacy security service was expensive and not fit for purpose. Orange provides a 24x7 managed service, three regional hubs with dual connectivity (Internet and WAN) with fully redundant security servers, comprehensive network/Internet security services global robust, reliable service with enhanced security functionality, high availability and reliability and meets SOX compliance.
Security is of vital importance to AkzoNobel. Orange Business Services has transformed our approach to network and Internet security and we now have a service that protects the company more effectively and costs €1M a year less.
issues and challenges
AkzoNobel is the largest global paints and coatings company with international brands including Dulux, Sikkens, International and Eka, over 55,000 employees in 80+ countries and 2010 revenues of €14.6B. This Global Fortune 500 company has a constant need to protect its people, data and intellectual property. However, its security solution was a mix of legacy in-house systems, multiple outside vendors and a range of outsourced security services. In addition, its business acquisitions had significantly increased bandwidth demand, which highlighted the need for a security upgrade.
AkzoNobel’s requirements included rationalizing, standardizing and consolidating services as well as enhancing governance capabilities to meet audit and SOX guidelines. The company also wanted to release its in-house security team from day-to-day operations so it could focus on developing and overseeing the company’s global IT security strategy. Last, but by no means least, the security review was considered an opportunity to address increasing budget pressures.
We have developed for the AkzoNobel outsourcing, managed, round the clock security services. Service supports three regional hubs with dual connectivity – Internet and WAN in different regions of the world. We provide fully redundant security servers, Internet access and web filtering, remote web, network, Internet, application access, third-party network, local network gateway, server-to-server gateway, IPSec VPN, firewall.
The Orange Business Services managed global security solution has delivered significant financial savings together with enhanced and proven capabilities for protecting AkzoNobel’s business. Business case savings of €1M per year, day-to-day management of operational issues. Internal resources refocused to IT security strategy. Simplified management by a single global security provider. Orange Business Services, as a unified global service provider,organized rationalized and standardized worldwide service.
AkzoNobel is the largest global paints and coatings company with international brands including Dulux, Sikkens, International and Eka, doing business with over 55,000 employees in 80 countries.