Palo Alto Networks®, the next-generation security company, today announced that Delta Holding has selected the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform to prevent ransomware from disrupting business operations and control network traffic to strengthen overall enterprise security.
Delta Holding, a privately held holding company based in Belgrade, Serbia, had been attacked frequently by ransomware. This affected business productivity and added expense to protect vital data on separate backup systems. Delta Holding also needed two separate firewalls one for its internal user network and another for the external-facing network, which provides central access to the internet for 100 geographically dispersed business offices. Plus, the Company had a third virtual private network (VPN) device to enable mobile network access. All these security devices were costly and time-consuming to manage.
By deploying the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform, Delta Holding eliminated ransomware and gained a comprehensive preventive shield against malware and zero-day attacks. By using the Palo Alto Networks platform to segment network traffic based on roles and responsibilities, Delta Holding reduced bandwidth consumption by 30 percent. Moreover, by consolidating on the Palo Alto Networks platform, the Company reduced device administration time by 20 percent and lowered support costs by $50,000 $60,000 over three years. Deployment was completed by Delta Holding’s network team with the support of local partners S4E CHS and E-Smart Systems.
"With an integrated platform like Palo Alto Networks, we reduce cost, save on management time, and improve our security. It does everything for us on one platform."
Dejan Milicevic, security engineer, Delta Holding
"We have not had one instance of ransomware showing up since adopting the Palo Alto Networks platform with WildFire. We tested WildFire on a computer loaded with new and previously unknown viruses. It successfully found them all while our antivirus software did not."
Bojan Vujanovic, network engineer, Delta Holding
Delta Holding's prime requirement was to block ransomware and other advanced cyberthreats. With a surge in encrypted network traffic expected, the Company also wanted greater visibility of all traffic, along with better URL filtering based on individual users, not just IP addresses. To address these requirements, Delta Holding deployed two PA-3020 next-generation firewalls, protecting both internal user services and internet-facing connections. The Company also included subscriptions for Threat Prevention, URL Filtering and WildFire™ threat intelligence cloud services, and GlobalProtect™ network security client for endpoints. This comprehensive security platform delivers application, user and content visibility and control, as well as protection against known and unknown cyberthreats. The threat intelligence cloud provides central intelligence capabilities and automates the delivery of preventive measures against cyberattacks.
In addition to preventing ransomware, Delta Holding improved security for remote users, such as consultants and vendors accessing its network services. Using GlobalProtect, Delta Holding brings all traffic from remote and mobile users through its next-generation firewalls to maintain full visibility and control. Internally, the Company takes advantage of User-ID™ and App-ID™ technologies to segment and control traffic based on roles. The Company gained all this protection while greatly simplifying device administration and policy management, freeing more time for IT and security teams to work on business-enabling projects.
About Delta Holding
Delta Holding (deltaholding.rs) is a privately held holding company based in Belgrade, Serbia. Delta Holding is organized into three separate companies: Delta Agrar Group, Delta Real Estate Group and Delta Distribution. These companies are involved in a variety of industries including agribusiness, food processing, real estate development, wholesale distribution, and automobiles.
About Palo Alto Networks
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