Shomera, whose business activities are subject to stringent regulations that govern the transfer of sensitive personal data, faced three challenges in securing the data as it entered and exited the organization:
Safeguarding file uploads – forms, pictures, and Word & Excel files – from laptops, phones, and tablets, via “Ha`nesicha” file management system
Secure browsing and file download using Jetro remote terminal server
Controlling the entry of files from USB flash drives and CD/DVD drives into the network
Gate Scanner was deployed at Shomera’s headquarters in December 2013.
Using Gate Scanner, files uploaded to the Ha`nesicha file manager arrive at the company’s DMZ, where they are forwarded to the Gate Scanner Server, which is responsible for scanning the files and removing malicious code. The entire process takes place invisibly to the users.
Gate Scanner integrates seamlessly with Jetro remote terminal server to provide safe and secure website downloading.
The Gate Scanner Client controls access to USB and CD/DVD drives on each PC in the enterprise, encrypting files in malware-proof “chunks” and sending them to the Gate Scanner Server for inspection. All non-Gate Scanner access to the external drives is blocked.
Established in 1943, Shomera Insurance Company is a rapidly expanding insurance firm that encompasses a nationwide network of more than 3000 agent’s users. In the course of establishing new policies or amending existing accounts, field offices must often exchange electronic files containing highly sensitive and confidential customer information with the company’s headquarters staff.
The Gate Scanner solution provides organizations with thorough and efficient malware detection and removal, utilizing true-type detectors, file converters, and XML schema filters and a series of commercial anti-virus solutions. “Following a period of testing and optimization, we were able to detect over 90% of the viruses, with very low false positives,” said Mr. Ben-Shalom.
The solution is highly flexible, supporting policy-based enforcement, and email notification. Permissions can be defined on a per-user basis.
The installation of Gate Scanner at Shomera was headache-free, and the system went live within a week. Said Mr. Ben-Shalom, “All of our questions were promptly handled by Sasa’s technical staff. Within a few weeks, we were able to operate the system independently, without any need for additional support.”
Gate Scanner Products and services your company used
Gate Scanner is an enterprise-strength security suite designed to provide the most thorough scanning, detection, and cleaning of malicious code entering the organization – while keeping interference with regular business activities to an absolute minimum:
A kiosk-style station used to check all incoming data, removing malware and viruses
Gate Scanner Client
Lightweight Gate Scanner on the desktop
Gate Scanner Server
Managing incoming files and Gate Scanner stations
Secures file transmission over Tx and Rx uni-directional fibers