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Setting a proactive security policy

A Russian chain of perfume and cosmetics stores has deployed a solution from IBM to prevent customers’ data from being compromised. Rive Gauche, with thousands of workstations and servers throughout 140 stores in Russia, has chosen Security Solutions from IBM to better protect its infrastructure.

Alexey Smolin, head of the Information Security Department at Rive Gauche, says, “As we’ve expanded our network of retail stores, a key concern for Rive Gauche has been to safeguard our customers’ personally identifiable information data and protect the IT systems in our headquarters, local offices, stores and warehouses from all manner of threats. With IBM, we found a proactive approach that helps us not only remediate based on specific attacks, but gives us a clear view into suspicious activity well before it becomes a problem.”

According to a press release from IBM, the new system allows Rive Gauche to detect threats; block unidentified, illegal activities across the company’s gateways, networks, servers and desktops; and provide a transparent view of policy violations in a single comprehensive system. The software helps set security policies that can escalate important events by generating urgent e-mails or can de-emphasize less important events. Rive Gauche wants to prevent security breaches, rather than having to respond after they occur.

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