Symmetrix Solutions Drives Security Improvements for Global Technology Consulting Firm CIber Inc.
Through global infrastructure consolidations and upgrades, Symmetrix has transformed the security landscape for CIBER, Inc. BitSight an external and globally recognized security monitoring company, rates CIBER, Inc. at 780 out of a potential 900 points, an improvement of 90 points from May 2014. Clearly placing them in the upper tier for all Technology sector companies ranked by BitSight. Details for these improvements occurred in four major areas over a two year period and include the following highlights:
Global Datacenter Consolidation
Ciber’s datacenter locations were spread over multiple countries and operated with inconsistent processes, procedures and operating costs. Symmetrix was able to establish centralized cloud hubs in London and Denver, collapsing 12 remote locations. Simplifying these architectures eliminated many unmanaged end-points and removed longstanding security concerns.
Global Data Network Consolidation
Similar to datacenter infrastructure, Ciber’s global data networks were managed regionally with multiple carriers. Symmetrix consolidated data carriers from 7 to 2 and routed all traffic through hub locations in Denver and London. By removing data access points to several Ciber offices, eliminated the need for additional monitoring and reduced overall data network complexity.
Coupled with Datacenter and Network consolidations, Symmetrix recommended and deployed next generation, fully managed, Palo Alto firewalls to each hub location. Removing unnecessary complexities and providing this as a fully managed service, Ciber now has 24 X 7 management capabilities to a reduced set of end-points.
Spam and Malware Filtering
Symmetrix completed a global Microsoft Office 365 transition for Ciber and as part; installed Exchange Online protection to filter spam and malware for all 6400 Ciber employee inboxes. Since this transition, Ciber has experienced significant decreases in spam messaging and improved email delivery efficiency. Employee inboxes are now less cluttered and easy to manage.
“Symmetrix has the abilities to focus on engineering basics that are often overlooked. Ciber has seen direct improvements in our cost and performance metrics since partnering with Symmetrix and the recent BitSight security report and rating is a direct result of their knowledge and dedication to Ciber.” says Michael Casullo, Ciber SVP/CIO.
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Founded in 1974, Ciber is a publicly traded (NYSE: CBR) global IT consulting company providing superior value-priced services for both private and government sector clients. Ciber’s services are offered in a variety of delivery models – in both custom and package environments – and across all technology platforms, operating systems, and infrastructures. Ciber’s technological depth spans thousands of delivered solutions, including vertical industry emphasis in health Care/pharmaceutical; higher education, State government; hospitality; telecom; banking/brokerage; high-tech, and manufacturing. Ciber currently has approximately 7,000 consultants in North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific, and approximately $1 billion in annual revenue.