CSS Corp is a global Information and communications technology company with expertise in designing, developing, deploying, and managing end-to-end IT and network services. With a workforce of more than 5,000 employees across 20 locations worldwide, CSS Corp has established a strong foundation to support its international customers and foster growth.
Protection and Compliance for the Long Haul
For more than six years, CSS Corp has implemented McAfee® VirusScan® Enterprise software for endpoint protection—the solution now protects more than 3,800 desktops. The on-access scanner within McAfee VirusScan Enterprise software helps to block and delete threats, such as the Ultrasurf proxy tool, once they have been classified as potentially unwanted programs. “All endpoints running in physical and virtual mode are protected,” says Anjaneyulu Nambi, program manager, information security at CSS Corp.
“As a global IT ICT company, we have a responsibility towards our clients as well as our employees to ensure confidentiality, integrity, reliability, and availability of our systems. Therefore, security is of critical importance—and we are on McAfee solutions to enforce our corporate security policies,” explains Nambi.
Also, with the McAfee security infrastructure in place, CSS Corp is able to stay in compliance with security standards and certifications, such as ISO277001 and PCI DSS, a critical success factor for maintaining the company’s industry-leading reputation.
Comprehensive Network Security Platform
A recent addition to the CSS Corp security portfolio is the McAfee Network Security Platform. The company’s five devices are configured at each network gateway and provide an additional line of defense against threats, such as advanced malware, zero-day attacks, and botnets. CSS Corp has deployed McAfee Network Security Platform sensors protecting network traffic at its gateways globally.
“Besides reducing security threats from the external world and providing real-time alerts on malicious activities, NSP [McAfee Network Security Platform] plays a significant role in our drive to provide high network availability as per our customers’ service-level agreements,” adds Nambi. “Also, NSP [McAfee Network Security Platform] blocks malicious traffic at the gateway level, which leads to more efficient network bandwidth utilization.”
Centralized Management of the Entire Security Infrastructure
With McAfee solutions deployed at CSS Corp’s data centers located worldwide, the company has installed McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) software, a centralized dashboard for controlling and managing the overall security infrastructure. With McAfee ePO software, the CSS security operations center (SOC) team is able to centrally administer security policies in a consistent fashion throughout the global enterprise, and also to monitor antivirus .DAT coverage and endpoint security controls. The SOC team uses McAfee ePO software to manage all of CSS Corp’s deployment of McAfee VirusScan Enterprise software, McAfee Antispyware Enterprise, and all the McAfee Network Security Platform sensors.
“With a security deployment as distributed as ours, it’s absolutely critical to have the ability to centrally manage and monitor all endpoints and gain an overall view into the health of the environment at any given time,” reports Nambi. “With McAfee ePO, we’re able to consolidate all views and reports into a single location that greatly simplifies access and management.”
“Given CSS Corp’s business model, it is absolutely critical to have a centralized security management system. With McAfee ePO, we have implemented a single window approach to manage security.”Srinivas Anappindi
CIO, CSS Corp
McAfee ePO software’s portfolio of reporting tools give the SOC team an at-a-glance view into the status and operation of security controls and the ability to analyze anomalies before they become problems. Pie charts depicting domain and location of .DAT coverage, lists of top infected computers, status reports of DR replications and DLP events, and compliance updates are just a few of the many reports that the SOC team relies on for day-to-day management of the environment.
Ongoing Protection for a Global Enterprise
As a McAfee customer, CSS Corp knows the value of building an integrated enterprise security platform to serve the company for the future— to meet the twin objectives of protecting its reputation as a trusted resource for its clients and maintaining compliance with corporate policy and industry standards. With McAfee solutions in place, CSS Corp is able to meet its security challenges today and tomorrow.