Blockbit Platform solutions strengthen data protection and critical system availability for over 200 employees.
Migrate hundreds of professionals to a new working model with remote equipment and production line management. Amid the pandemic, this has been an increasingly real challenge faced by most companies around the world. As a result, Mecalor, one of the most important thermal engineering companies in Brazil, expanded the safety and productivity processes with the use of Blockbit Platform solutions.
According to Fabiano Pires, Mecalor’s IT Supervisor, carrying out the entire migration process in less than a week would be impossible without the use of protection systems. “If we had not gotten our employees to access the network to work from home, we would certainly have a huge loss. We would stop selling, support customers, develop projects in the engineering sector, and employees would have nothing to do while they had stayed at home,” he said.
The expert mentioned that relying on a modern cybersecurity platform has made a big difference. “It all happened so fast. I have increased the speed of our dedicated links and, with the help of Blockbit, we have adapted the VPN system. We trained users and, quickly, everyone was already working from their homes as if they were inside the company.”
With over 200 employees and hundreds of connected equipment, the manufacturer has achieved numerous benefits with this initiative. “The coronavirus pandemic created a great need for local operation-based businesses to move quickly to other models of teleworking. Doing this overnight is undoubtedly one of the most complex tasks,” says Marcel Mathias, director of R&D at Blockbit.
To promote the necessary changes without any harm and in the allocated time, Mecalor used the connectivity and protection characteristics of Blockbit Platform. Among them, we highlight the application of VPN tools, which enabled a secure connection so that hundreds of users could access assigned drives and perform their functions without having to hire any additional service. “One of the differentials of our solution is the presence of several layers of encryption and authentication to ensure privacy when connecting to local networks, data centers and applications hosted in the cloud,” says Mathias.
In addition to VPN, it is worth noting that Mecalor has all the features of Blockbit Platform to ensure the protection of your network perimeter. The platform monitors hundreds of devices and users in real time. With the Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW), for example, all sensitive information is protected by port and service access permission controls that integrate security policies, SSL interception, packet filtering, and NAT.
Another advantage is that the company’s IT department can also easily manage profiles and multiple devices with Global Security Management (GSM), which has native integration with Blockbit Platform. “Staff can easily share their policies with all security devices, reducing the risk of misconfiguration. In addition to being able to collect all information about network activities across all branches in your organization in a single, intuitive, personalized dashboard,” Mathias adds.