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How pharma major Lupin Limited secures its vast IT environment, with help from Trend Micro

Security coverage comprising of 300+ servers, 20,000+ mailboxes, VMware, Office 365

Lupin Limited is an innovation led transnational pharmaceutical company developing and delivering a wide range of branded & generic formulations, biotechnology products and APIs globally. The Company is a significant player in the Cardiovascular, Diabetology, Asthma, Pediatric, CNS, GI, Anti-Infective and NSAID space, and holds a global leadership position in the Anti-TB segment.

Lupin is the 12th and 8th largest generics pharmaceutical company by market capitalization (March 31st, 2018, Bloomberg) and revenues (December 30th 2017, Bloomberg LTM) respectively. The Company is the 4th largest pharmaceutical player in the US by prescriptions (IQVIA MAT March 2018); 3rd largest Indian pharmaceutical company by global revenues (December 30th 2017, Bloomberg LTM); 6th largest generic pharmaceutical player in Japan and 5th largest company in the Indian Pharmaceutical Market (IQVIA MAT March 2018).

Lupin Limited required a high-level security solution to safeguard critical applications in its data centers. It also required protection of email on Microsoft Office 365 against advanced attacks on a priority basis. With more than 300 servers running on multiple operating systems, Lupin also required the ability to detect targeted attacks, advanced threats, and ransomware across the network, capturing lateral, inbound and outbound traffic. Finally, Lupin wanted to manage the solution through a single console.

So Lupin opted for Trend Micro’s OfficeScan solution as it eliminated security gaps across endpoints by constantly learning, adapting, and automatically sharing threat intelligence across Lupin’s environment. It also chose their Connected Threat Defense as it delivered network sandbox rapid response updates to endpoints when a new threat was detected, enabling faster protection and reducing the spread of malware. Trend Micro Deep Discovery Inspector provided identification against advanced and unknown malware, ransomware, zero-day exploits, command and control (C&C) communications, and evasive attacker activities that are invisible to standard security defense.

Lupin was seeking a comprehensive security solution that would equip their servers, network, and email with advanced protection, and that could detect and block security exploits, while also being equipped with cloud capabilities,” said  Nilesh Jain, Vice President – South East Asia and India, Trend Micro.  “

Trend Micro deployed its solution in two phases. The first phase involved the deployment of Deep Security in a hybrid environment, which brought in robust capabilities for physical, virtual, and cloud servers, in one integrated platform. The second phase involved the deployment of Smart Protection Complete and Deep Discovery Inspector. Also, Cloud App Security was used to secure more than 20,000 mailboxes operating on Office 365.

“Our Deep Security supports legacy operating systems, providing seamless integration for VMware deployments, and integrates with multi-cloud players, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform service. Our solution was seamlessly integrated with Lupin’s VMware deployments,” said Jain.

Trend Micro was also able to complement the existing security solutions of Lupin Limited through a comprehensive security across their major vectors, advanced shielding from vulnerabilities with virtual patching and safeguarding of networks and endpoints against advanced attacks. By providing out-of-box integration with existing perimeter security solutions, Trend Micro was able to further simplify Lupin’s security operations with a single management dashboard for all capabilities.

“Trend Micro is a huge plus to our organization. It has increased security by reducing the risk of data breaches. The virtualized environment has streamlined administration, without compromising security or flexibility,” said Mayur Danait, CIO, Lupin Limited.

Saurabh Kaushik, CISO, Lupin Limited said, “Trend Micro’s capabilities like virtual patching that shields from vulnerabilities without leading to do emergency patching, and employing cross-generational techniques like machine learning used to detect advanced malware are a big benefit to our organization.”

Trend Micro is a leader for Endpoint Protection Platforms since 2002, and its rank as the “most effective recommended breach detection system” for two years running by NSS Labs further encouraged Lupin to choose Trend Micro over other solutions.

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Brian Pereira

Brian Pereira is an Indian journalist based in Mumbai. He has 25 years of technology journalism experience, and he's well known in the Indian IT industry. He is the former Editor of CHIP and InformationWeek magazines in India and has written technology articles for India's leading newspapers groups such as The Times of India and Indian Express Newspapers. Brian also writes on Aviation, startups and covers topics directed at small and medium businesses. He also has event experience and once put together the conference program for CeBIT and INTEROP events in India. Email: brian9p@gmail.com Twitter: @brian9p Linkedin: https://in.linkedin.com/in/pereirabrian

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