MARKISCITY COMBATS RANSOMWARE WITH AWINGU
If you’ve ever seen a beverage dispensing machine in Sweden, there’s a very high chance that it is owned and maintained by Markiscity. They are a Swedish warehouse management subcontractor for companies like Coca-Cola, Spendrups, Carlsberg and Swedish Match. After being hit by two consecutive ransomware attacks, they chose Awingu to make their data management more secure, and to arm themselves against another intrusion. The attacks (which happened during the worldwide WannaCry attacks) caused serious problems for the company and their IT partner, Toolbox.
Awingu’s unified workspace was part of a threefold strategy to minimize the risk of being hit again and was deployed together with the autonomous endpoint security software SentinelOne to protect their servers and client computer from threats, and the VM backup solution Nakivo.
- Safe data access: With Awingu, Markiscity employees can access all their data without storing it locally. All the documents stay on their servers, and thus they prevent leaks or access from malicious entities.
- Access legacy applications anywhere: employees can access their legacy WMS software by making a direct RDP connection to their backend.
- Anywhere: whether it’s at the office, at home, in the warehouse or in the field to check on the beverage dispensers, employees can access the same workspace from any device via any browser.
- Easy to set up and manage: Awingu was set up in a matter of hours, and requires very little maintenance.
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Markiscity needed to protect its data against future attacks, and Awingu was an essential component in achieving that.
We haven’t found a product to give access to legacy applications that is as simple and secure at the same time as Awingu.
Since its deployment, there has never been any more downtime in any of the systems. Thanks to Awingu, Markiscity can sleep again at night: it is reliable, and it just works.
The Awingu support team is the most reliable I have ever had the opportunity of working with.