Entelgy Innotec Security, as an Amazon Web Services partner, provides managed security services to customers, such as Admiral in Europe ("Admiral"), that have AWS cloud infrastructures. Over the past three years, the cybersecurity company has been adapting to the company's needs and has provided managed security services, monitoring, detection and response to cyber incidents, as well as other services related to the integration, deployment and maintenance of technological solutions and the implementation of secure remote connections.
The challenge: necessary cloud security, risk management and increasing regulatory pressure
Admiral, with a large part of its infrastructure deployed on the Amazon Web Services cloud, needed a technology partner with great cloud knowledge and extensive experience in cybersecurity services managed on a hybrid architecture. It also had to meet all the requirements (remember that the financial sector is one of the sectors under the greatest regulatory pressure, through the EIOPA guidelines and the recently approved European regulation -DORA-).
Entelgy Innotec Security, being an AWS partner, met these conditions. It had the necessary characteristics to deal with distributed services both on AWS and in a private DPC (Data Processing Centre). Also, to implement various security solutions on Admiral's infrastructure, but keeping the core of the project 100% in the cloud, as required by the client.
Admiral needed an incident detection and response service through a SOC (Security Operations Centre) to monitor vulnerabilities and threats across its entire infrastructure (AWS and On-premises). Admiral needed support to improve the data correlation layer of everything happening in the cloud.
Admiral also required a partner to maintain and deploy cyber security solutions for its network and end users. More specifically, it had other needs, such as connecting around 3,000 users remotely and securely (in times of teleworking). Or to conduct a security assessment with maturity checks to improve the company's cyber security posture.
Admiral Europe Insurance Company ("AECS") and Admiral Intermediary Services ("AIS") are two companies that form part of the Admiral Plc Group, an organisation with nearly 20 years of experience in the sector and a presence in various countries such as the United States, France, Italy, India and Spain.
AECS, as an insurance company in Europe, has more than 1,000,000 customers through brands such as Qualitas Auto, Balumba, ConTe and L'Olivier.
Addressing the challenge: evolution and return on investment
Addressing the challenge has meant an objective improvement in the protection of the Admiral group's systems and assets in Europe. This has come about by working in alignment with its AWS cloud strategy and with a provider that understands and understands how AWS cloud services and infrastructure work. The evolution has been evidenced by the improvement of its cloud security posture, the implementation of new security solutions and their management, improved security monitoring coverage and other indicators.
The solutions: Native services and cybersecurity plan
Several AWS native services have been used to solve the Admiral challenge, including: AWS KMS, AWS Certificate Manager, AWS Secret Store, AWS CloudHSM. In addition to these services, Entelgy Innotec Security has implemented other third-party solutions and its monitoring service on the AWS Cloud.
The cybersecurity company has provided support to Admiral by collaborating in the design of a three-year cybersecurity plan and accompanying its implementation, which had to meet certain minimum requirements. Among them: a secure remote connection solution and another to filter internet traffic, guaranteeing the security of access both inside and outside the organisation. All this using consoles from the cloud, with automated deployments and certifying the security of the machines on the AWS platform.
More solutions: VPN + EDR connection
A secure remote connection for around 3,000 users has been achieved by implementing a VPN on the AWS infrastructure. This was complemented by the implementation of an EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response), a protection system that combines real-time monitoring and data analysis with automated response. The cybersecurity company's professionals were committed to securing the connection, access and also the client's computers and servers on AWS.
A solution has been used throughout the EDR deployment, support, maintenance and administration process to automate these processes. This solution allows for rapid deployment in the cloud infrastructure.
In addition, Entelgy Innotec Security has also deployed a public key infrastructure (PKI) and digital certificate solution within AWS, as well as identity management services, etc.
The security assessment was carried out using the NIST framework, a framework that helps companies understand, manage and mitigate their risks to protect their infrastructure, thanks to a common language and a set of best practices in cybersecurity.
The result: intangible benefits and reduced costs.
Over several years of working together, Entelgy Innotec Security has become Admiral's strategic partner for its cloud security. It is also the guarantor of its cybersecurity and of Admiral's firewalls (tools to control access to the network and its elements) and Endpoint on the AWS infrastructure.
Admiral has gained a secure remote connectivity solution and has been able to monitor the status of its endpoints to ensure that it will not experience cyber security issues. It has also gained effective control over any internet communication on its infrastructure, as well as improved efficiency of the remote connectivity solution and improved security by centralising the solution in the AWS cloud. Its main DPC is now the AWS cloud.
Admiral operates from different countries, so it is changing its technology and infrastructure to have more unified and integrated services. To this end, the cybersecurity support provided by Entelgy Innotec Security has been very useful. In the process, it has obtained other intangible benefits such as: proximity, rapid response, flexibility, as well as a partner in whom it can trust and who acts with agility and with whom it can maintain fluid communication.
About Entelgy Innotec Security
Leading cybersecurity services company in Spain and Latin America. It provides services to important IBEX 35 companies and organisations such as NATO, the UN, OAS, CCN/CNI and INCIBE. It is a Select level partner in the Services Path of Amazon Web Services and is Public Sector authorised.
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