Check Point saves significant time for Goglio with consolidated security

Goglio is now able to implement real time data protection. Data can only enter and leave the company if it passes security checks. We are completely protected against zero-day attacks.
– Paolo Carabelli, Infrastructure Manager, Gruppo Goglio

Overview

Gruppo Goglio
Goglio provides a 360° service, supported by the group’s commitment to innovation, which focuses on optimizing processes and meeting the specific packaging needs for various sectors: coffee, food, industrial products, detergents, pet food and aseptic products. This makes Goglio the partner of some of the world’s most important industrial companies; always recognized for the innovation, service and quality of its products.

Business Challenge

Consolidating security to protect customer data
Goglio has a data center in Varese, with dual connectivity (fiber optic and radio). Initially, all data lines for internet access from the European sites converged in the Varese headquarters. Goglio needed an Internet connection in every location, each protected by a separate firewall, but all managed centrally by its IT team.

“We wanted a solution that would help us improve the security of our data and that of our customers, in an agile way, achieve real-time protection and maintain governance and control in Varese”, explains Paolo Carabelli, Infrastructure Manager, Gruppo Goglio. “We examined at least three different solutions and in the end we chose Check Point, first of all for its focus on security and prevention strategy, and secondly because the Check Point technology came highly recommended by our customers.”

Italian IT services provider and Check Point partner, Elmec, suggested that Goglio implement the Check Point solution to consolidate and centralize their IT security, save time and money, but above all, ensure their company and customer data was fully protected. The Check Point solution can scale alongside future developments in the IT infrastructure and the groups’ overall business development.

Solution

Global management, local Internet access
Goglio chose the Check Point 5400 and 1500 Series Next Generation Security Gateway, replacing all devices from other vendors, alongside the Check Point Next Generation Threat Prevention & SandBlast (NGTX) software suite, providing comprehensive protection from any kind of threat. “We chose an operating lease to deliver the state-of-the-art hardware across all of our sites, without incurring the purchase charge,” says Carabelli. “This also means we have a smart console at our disposal, that can be used to monitor all devices from our headquarters and deploy uniform access and security rules in each branch site.”

“We manage about 500 clients and 150 mobile workstations with VPN client technology from Check Point Remote Access”, explains Carabelli. “We have also implemented a series of site-to-site VPNs to customers and suppliers that did not exist before.”

The solution is managed via a unified security management platform, which provides a single view of all threats, devices, users and reports across the whole company, in real-time. Part of the monitoring is delegated to Elmec, which means Goglio’s IT staff require little time to invest in managing cyber security issues.

Benefits

One single partner, with a clear vision of the future
Thanks to Check Point Next Generation Threat Prevention, managing Goglio’s security around the world has been simplified and centralized, consolidating all hardware and software security on one single vendor.

“Using two centralized firewalls and 16 branch devices, plus a complete software suite, we have been able to significantly cut the time and money spent on managing security, whilst enhancing our level of protection,” says Carabelli. “Now we have a solution that reacts in real-time to threats, prevents against zero-days attacks and better protects our customers’ data”.

Goglio is planning further development of the new infrastructure, including connecting other sites outside of Europe with the same level of efficiency and security. “For the near future”, says Carabelli, “we plan to replicate the same solution in the Operational Technology (OT) infrastructure, and know that we can count on Check Point to help us.”

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