Ixom, a leading industrial chemical manufacturer based in Melbourne, faced multiple IT challenges securing legacy applications that require unsupported platforms for continued operations, as well as the desire to network harden critical IT infrastructure to decrease the risk from vulnerabilities. With a portfolio of global businesses across geographies, cloud infrastructure was critical to gaining efficiencies. Yet governing cloud environments posed its own security challenges.
A transition from Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) routing to a Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) allowed Ixom’s core IT team to decouple controls from the network for more agility and effectiveness. Adopting a Zero Trust security approach, they sought an allowlisting solution to limit exposure by preventing unauthorized access to any system. But manual methods proved untenable, both to architect and maintain.