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Case Study

Synchronized Supply Systems

Military grade security to safeguarding operational data

The Challenge

One of India’s fastest growing privately held logistics company, Synchronized Supply Systems, with an annual revenue of Rs. 100 Crores ($ 16 Million), a team of over 1000 people, and managing logistics for consumer and military shipments, was looking to improve its operational data security.
Synchronized Supply Systems tackled this challenge by implementing a new information security program across all its operational centers, warehouses and logistics management groups.

The Solution

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:

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Encryption of data, and role based access

We leveraged the latest encryption techniques along with a GRC based approach to identify the core operational data and functions that were business critical.

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

The key to Synchronized Supply Systems information security program is hardened operational servers, along with a cutting edge information security perimeter defense system.

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.

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Data Encryption

Network Protection

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Intrusion Prevention & Detection

Data Loss Prevention

The Results

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.

“Pevnost impressed us with their depth of knowledge, and willingness to work in partnership with our IT team so they could be trained in the process. They guided our information security program through inception till completion and delivered a solution that fully met all our operational success criteria.

Our clients were satisfied with our revamped information security program, as were our operational teams” Sameer Srivastava

General Manager - Warehouse Operations, Synchronized Supply Systems