How LogPoint is helping Scildon improve cybersecurity while saving administrators’ resources.
LogPoint provides a flexible and efficient solution for security analytics at Dutch life- and pension provider Scildon. Implementing LogPoint provided Scildon upwards of 75% in savings on valuable administrators’ resources.
Scildon is a Dutch Life- and Pension Insurance company, based in Hilversum in the Netherlands. Originally founded in 1984 as Legal & General Nederland, the company was renamed Scildon in 2017 when it was acquired by the UK-based Chesnara-group, that owns life and pension companies in the UK, Sweden, and the Netherlands.
Scildon is an award-winning provider of risk and investment-linked products in the Dutch market, sold through independent financial advisers to high net worth customers. The company also offers a group pension platform focusing on SME’s. The company manages EUR 2 bn of funds on behalf of 278.000 customers in the Netherlands.
The Scildon IT department supports approx. 175 users in a network with upwards of 150 serves and network devices. Also, the infrastructure includes more than 400 assets such as computers, printers, and other end-user devices.
Previously we would take turns spending hours analyzing the logs of the previous day. It was a dreadful and time-consuming task, often including conversion of data to other formats and split-screen work for manual correlation between log sources. Today everything is nicely served up, and if anything is missing, I’ll just take 15 min to create a dashboard that will tell me what I need. A 50% reduction was the target, but in reality, it’s more like 75%
In 2015 Scildon wanted to gain more insight into the log sources within the company IT infrastructure, to be able to mitigate the risks they saw in their daily business. In a complex IT environment, manually accessing and analyzing log files was becoming increasingly ineffective, resource consuming and cumbersome.
“In addition to being labor-intensive, manually scanning generic log files also meant that analysis was inherently retrospective. Effectively we would be reviewing the previous day, which is far from optimal from a security perspective,” says Alastair Kirkman, Security Manager at Scildon.
“Also we wanted to extend access to log files to our application support team in a controlled fashion, making sure that information was shared on a need-to-know basis,” he says.
Following a comprehensive review of SIEM solutions in the market, Kirkman and his team shortlisted three vendors. LogPoint was proposed by iSOC24, a LogPoint certified Gold partner since 2013, specializing in cybersecurity in the Benelux-region. Following a Proof-of-Concept, LogPoint was selected as the platform of choice.
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