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How SEEPEX’s IT Team Gains Peace of Mind with Automated Malware Protection

November 15, 2017 | By

Many companies spend a lot of time and energy trying to secure their networks with a hodgepodge of products like firewalls, antivirus software, and spam filters. Yet they still find themselves susceptible to breaches. Ransomware, phishing, and other cyberattacks can often skirt around these products, causing headaches for IT teams.

The team at SEEPEX, a pump product manufacturer based in Ohio, was looking for a way to better protect their company against current and future threats.

To ease the burden on their already busy three-person IT team and better protect the company, IT Manager Mike Brooks knew it was time to deploy a comprehensive solution that was:

  • Cost-effective
  • Easy to install and deploy
  • Non-disruptive to employees
  • Low-maintenance
  • Reliable
  • Time-saving

So when Brooks came across Strongarm at a security conference, he realized he had found a solution to check all these boxes and more. Recently, we sat down with Mike to chat with him about how he is using Strongarm and the results he’s seen in the past year.

Immediate Results

Right away, SEEPEX started benefiting from Strongarm’s simplified, always-on protection.

For starters, the installation barely took any time at all, freeing up the IT team to focus on other tasks.

“The setup process was a piece of cake,” said Brooks. “If you know where the DNS settings are, it literally takes a minute and a half. Easiest thing I’ve ever installed.”

Then, within the first week of installation, the solution successfully and automatically blocked an attack.

In addition, SEEPEX has been able to take advantage of features such as reporting suspicious emails to Strongarm’s expert team of security researchers. Now, his team is empowered to forward anything that looks like it might be malicious directly to us. We help the team determine whether there is  a real threat and how to respond if so.

On-Demand Phishing Education

SEEPEX also benefits from our partnership with KnowBe4, as they can offer on-demand phishing education to employees, rather than further burdening their small IT team with having to develop a custom training program.

These features are key, not only because they save the IT team time, but also because employee education and awareness are the primary components of a strong cybersecurity posture. Employees are often on the front lines of defense; if they don’t have the knowledge or the resources to properly handle malicious emails, they could easily (albeit accidently) let attackers in.

Spend More Time Where it Matters

Having the support of Strongarm’s technology and services significantly strengthens SEEPEX’s security and allows the IT team to spend more time driving business value.

Learn more about how SEEPEX uses and benefits from Strongarm’s affordable, simple, and automated solution in our latest case study:

SEEPEX Case Study