A leader in automotive electronic distribution systems, Yazaki Systems Technologies develops, produces and integrates components for big-name car makers such as Renault, Ford and BMW. The company’s long-standing relationships with these players demand a very high level of security across all business processes.
Yazaki Systems wanted to increase overall network security and stability by implementing a next-generation firewall. This is a smart firewall with IPS, URL filtering, VPN, antivirus and other security features, which as well as central capabilities for management, monitoring, analyses and reporting should further enhance interface security between the individual networks. Finally, Yazaki Systems was looking to unburden its IT department so it could focus on driving the company’s core business. To this end, the customer chose to outsource operation of the new security infrastructure across eleven sites to Bechtle’s Competence Centre for IT security, BISS.
The new Fortigate systems recommended and installed by Bechtle have not only helped us considerably increase data availability, but also achieve significant efficiency gains in terms of security. Our business now runs on a highly secure system with an IT that is well equipped for the future.
Peter Wuebbena, Manager Central IT Operations, Yazaki Systems Technologies GmbH
Following extensive consultation by Bechtle’s security specialists and an in-depth demonstration of Fortigate systems, all backed by Bechtle’s proven track record in IT security, Yazaki Systems chose to replace its existing firewall, web and mail system with a Fortinet next-generation firewall cluster, migrating all sites to the new Fortigate systems over the course of a year. In addition, Bechtle implemented intrusion prevention systems (IPS) to protect data streams against inbound threats, and also overhauled the VPN solution used across the sites of Yazaki Systems and its business partners. A new, central Fortinet security management system monitors, analyses, and reports security-related events. Bechtle’s Managed Security Services keep an eye on all important security parameters and safeguard the availability of Yazaki Systems’ security infrastructure.
The Fortinet next-generation firewall solution implemented by Bechtle has increased perimeter security for Yazaki Systems, while considerably streamlining administration compared to the previous solution thanks to the homogenous setup, central management system, security reporting for package filters, intrusion prevention and malware detection. By tapping into the certified knowledge pool provided by Bechtle’s Competence Centre, BISS, Yazaki Systems no longer needs to acquire specialised security training for its own staff. The scalable hardware and management system means maintenance and management is now much simpler and less time-consuming. Since Bechtle monitors and runs the entire security environment, Yazaki Systems’ IT department now has the freedom it needs to tackle new challenges head on. What’s more, the new infrastructure is flexible enough to easily grow in line with new projects and changing requirements.