Boom Construction deploys Trend Micro solution to protect its digital estate

AdobeStock 68577493Cybersecurity solutions provider Trend Micro Incorporated has announced that Qatar’s Boom Construction Company (BCC) has successfully deployed a comprehensive cloud-based Trend Micro solution to protect the construction company’s digital estate

Part of the Boom Group, BCC is one of Qatar’s largest construction firms and is a key player in National Vision 2030’s goals of environmental development through infrastructure and mega-projects. In March 2020, amid the COVID lockdown, BCC’s head office was hit with a ransomware attack that left more than 200 users without access to business applications and emails. Downtime was not an option, so in response to the attack, BCC contacted several vendors for support, and found a trusted future partner in Trend Micro.

Trend Micro engineers on site identified the ransomware and its entry point, and offered continued support to control the damage. Boom Construction’s entire infrastructure was live and stable within 15 days – a fraction of the two months associated with similar attacks. The company estimates that seven more weeks of downtime would have cost around US$1.5mn.

“We have undergone a security transformation with the implementation of Trend Micro solutions. It has saved us invaluable time and millions of dollars of avoided business downtime,” said Mohammed Ali Hosho, senior IT manager, Boom Construction Company. “We now have full visibility and control over our IT infrastructure, and with real time threat intelligence we are able better prevent attacks, speed up investigation and response, enabling us to better protect our digital assets and workforce.”

The foundation of BCC’s security is Trend Micro XDR, which provides detection, prevention, and response across email, endpoints, servers, cloud workloads, and networks. The company has also adopted Trend Micro Apex One for endpoint security and USB device control, Deep Discovery Inspector for 360-degree visibility of traffic monitoring, the Smart Protection Suite, and Trend Micro Cloud One – Workload Security for automated workload protection.

Threat actors continue to take advantage of the vulnerabilities that organisations face in the new normal. As such, multi-layered protection can empower them to better protect, detect and respond to attacks – in the cloud, across networks, and endpoints,” said Assad Arabi, managing director, Trend Micro Gulf Cluster. “We were pleased to be able to support BCC in its security transformation, and stand committed to assist every private and public entity in their battles against digital aggression.”

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