Global Cosmetics Company Shiseido Ensures Highest Level of Business Security and Continuity With Lumension Security

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Shiseido protects its network from threats and facilitates compliance with multiple international regulations using Lumension's industry-leading Vulnerability Management Solution.

Vulnerability Management Podcast

Before establishing polices and implementing Lumension's solution to enforce them, we were constantly chasing fires that were spreading across all four of our U.S. sites. Nearly every day we were dealing with a different worm or virus that made its way onto our network, most of which were the result of un-patched vulnerabilities in our operating systems

Lumension Security™, Inc., a global leader in security management, today announced the availability of a podcast titled, "Shiseido Ensures Highest level of Business Security and Continuity with Lumension Security". The podcast features an in-depth conversation with Anthony Sica, executive director of IT at Shiseido, one of the largest cosmetics companies in the world, about how Lumension's Vulnerability Management Suite helps Shiseido protect its network from malware, while freeing up IT staff resources, decreasing network down time and facilitating compliance with a variety of international regulations.

"Before establishing polices and implementing Lumension's solution to enforce them, we were constantly chasing fires that were spreading across all four of our U.S. sites. Nearly every day we were dealing with a different worm or virus that made its way onto our network, most of which were the result of un-patched vulnerabilities in our operating systems," said Sica. "With Lumension's solutions, we're able to quickly proactively assess and eliminate all known vulnerabilities and contain any malware. Through the cost savings on IT staff resources alone, we were able to achieve ROI in just three months."

Lumension's Vulnerability Management Suite, consisting of PatchLink Update, PatchLink Scan and PatchLink Enterprise Reporting, allows organizations to:

  • Gain a unified view of an organization's security posture
  • Discover and inventory all network IT assets
  • Automatically propagate agents to PCs and laptops in a highly distributed environment
  • Assess all threats within the networks using agent based and agentless scanning technology
  • Remediate all known vulnerabilities in real time
  • Cost effectively and easily produce comprehensive reports to prove specific compliance requirements

Lumension's Vulnerability Management Suite enables Shiseido to eliminate the time spent by its IT staff manually assessing vulnerabilities and rolling out patches. The solution also helps Shiseido comply with a variety of international regulations.

"Because we are a Japanese company with a global presence, compliance is a major issue. Lumension's Vulnerability Management Suite helps us meet the Japanese version of Sarbanes Oxley as well as various other requirements by developing clear policies and procedures for our patch and vulnerability management processes. We are also able to track software licenses dynamically, something that is very important when signing contracts with Microsoft and IBM," said Sica. "Additionally, we are able to react to issues more quickly, which is as important as any quantifiable ROI figures. Lumension's Vulnerability Management Suite gives us a more security-centric view of the network, allowing us to gain greater insight into the network and a better overall view into the system. We are able to more rapidly adjust to changes in the business, making our IT operation much more proactive and flexible, and therefore more productive."

About Lumension Security™, Inc.:
Lumension Security™, formed by the combination of PatchLink® Corporation and SecureWave® S.A., is a recognized, global security management company, providing unified protection and control of enterprise endpoints for more than 5,100 customers and 14 million nodes worldwide. Leveraging its proven Positive Security Model, Lumension Security enables organizations to effectively manage risk at the endpoint by delivering best-of-breed, policy-based solutions that simplify the entire security management lifecycle. This includes automated asset discovery, vulnerability assessment, remediation and validation; security configuration management; application control and device control; extensive policy compliance reporting; and integration with leading network access control solutions. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Lumension has offices worldwide. PatchLink, now Lumension, was founded in 1991 by Sean Moshir.

Lumension Security, the Lumension logo, PatchLink® and Sanctuary® are trademarks or registered trademarks of Lumension Security. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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