case study

Lift, Shift Secure To Deliver Security Best Practice

Ensuring the security of customer environments is becoming more and more complex, time consuming and resource intensive. When faced with this growing threat, AppsUnder decided to leapfrog their competitors by shifting to an automated cyber security service.

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Executive Summary

Ensuring the security of customer environments is becoming more and more complex, time consuming and resource intensive. When faced with this growing threat, AppsUnder decided to leapfrog their competitors by shifting to an automated cyber security service.

 

AppsUnder Challenge

AppsUnder provides businesses with digital marketing, website, mobile app development and graphic design solutions that helps increase their customer’s visibility online and get digital marketing tools that really work. Part of the service involves, by its nature, the outsourcing by customers of their hosting and application development and the responsibility for its security.

AppsUnder has been faced with the growing responsibility of delivering a secure environment in AWS for their customers, including the operational overhead of securing, monitoring and responding to security issues.

 

5pillars’ Solution

5pillars’ automated cyber security and continuous compliance solution couples all the benefits of AWS’ comprehensive suite of native security and compliance services with 5pillars’ patent pending SaaS platform and comprehensive automation playbook library. This combines to ensure fully automated, best of breed, continuous compliance with AWS security best practice with minimal operational impact.

 

Analyse

5pillars engaged with AppsUnder in an initial discovery phase in order to evaluate the environment. Once completed, 5pillars made recommendations to allow optimisation of the environment to achieve optimal performance, availability and cost effectiveness in readiness for migration into a new, compliant and automated AWS environment.

 

Lift, Shift and Secure

5pillars then created a fresh environment, deploying all necessary AWS security and compliance services (including AWS Security Hub, Control Tower, Config, GuardDuty, Inspector, etc.). 5pillars’ patent pending security and compliance platform and extensive automation library was then deployed. Once the build was complete, the AppsUnder workload was migrated and automation tuned as required, delivering an automated environment that is continuously compliant with cloud security best practice and remediates security issues in near real time.

 

Why AppsUnder Chose 5pillars

AppsUnder were looking to not only dramatically improve their security posture but remove the operational overhead associated with ensuring continuous adherence with cloud security best practice.

“5pillars came highly recommended and deliver unique value based on next generation automation that delivers ongoing remediation of security incidents as they emerge.”

 

Why AWS

AppsUnder quickly established that, as the leading global hyperscale cloud provider, AWS were not only able to deliver performant, reliable and cost-effective cloud infrastructure and services but combine that with the most comprehensive and mature cloud native and integrated security services.

 

Results and Benefits

- Reduced Overheads: Zero touch, continuous automated compliance

- Peace of Mind: Continuous alignment with cloud security best practice

- Increased Competitiveness: Automation delivers a competitive advantage

 

Rabbie Zalaf, CEO of AppsUnder had this to say about 5pillars:

 

“Ensuring cyber security is hard, risky and expensive. In addition, just being able to recruit the right resource and have them available 24/7 is too much to ask of one staff member.“

 

“There’s no way that we could hope of delivering the kind of value and peace of mind that 5pillars’ automated security delivers ourselves, let alone in such a cost effective manner and with no operational impact to our team.”

 

“Finally, this allows us to impress prospective customers with our best of breed approach to cyber security through automation, helping us win business.”