Synchronized Supply Systems
Military grade security to safeguarding operational data
Synchronized Supply Systems was looking to develop an overarching information security vision, supported by a partner that could advise it on the tools and techniques it could use to improve its operational data security. This was paramount due to the sensitive nature of the types of products (both consumer and military) it was responsible for transporting.
We were given a challenge of bringing its diverse operational centers across 10 cities in India, along with over 35 warehouses, and over 200 shipping trucks, into a workable information security program which limited access to what was being transported, the destination and client of the shipment, and number of containers in the overall shipment. Additionally we were asked to develop a solution to harden external facing servers to prevent hacking.
The final solution had two discreet components:
Encryption of data, and role based access
We instituted an encryption methodology which prevented the release of shipping information to anyone other than the shipping manager.
This role based information use program resulted in a clear understanding of who within the organization would have access to, and was ultimately responsible for, various mission critical information assets.
Perimeter threat management, and server hardening
We implemented a Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution for Synchronized Supply Systems, which included a Network protection, an IPS/IDS solution, Anti-Virus and Malware detection, realtime inflow and outflow data/traffic scanning, remote VPN access and encrypted point to point communication.
All Synchronized Supply Systems offices in India were linked via encrypted VPN’s to ensure information integrity.
How we delivered a successful project
With our strong background in information security and a successful track record of implementing scalable, enterprise-grade information security solutions, we developed a deep understanding of the goal and scope of the program, narrowly defined the core challenges, and promptly delivered an enterprise-grade information security solution.
The keys to our success with Synchronized Supply Systems was a close working relationship with them from project inception to final delivery. Our partnerships with leading information security vendors allowed us to present a solution that was both scalable and cost efficient.
Intrusion Prevention & Detection
Data Loss Prevention
We implemented an information security program that encrypts all data, and continuously monitors all information coming into and leaving the Synchronized Supply Systems networks, with instructions to alert the approved teams when irregular outflows of data or potential hack events are detected
The improved management of information assets, encrypted communications, and improved information security perimeter protection has made Synchronized Supply Systems a harder target to compromise, enhancing its brand image, and improving clients confidence in the management team.
Our clients were satisfied with our revamped information security program, as were our operational teams” Sameer Srivastava