How HKBN ensures security and data integrity while continuing as a leading, high growth IT&T provider in Hong Kong and Southern China

Use Case

How HKBN ensures security and data integrity while continuing as a leading, high growth IT&T provider in Hong Kong and Southern China

HKBN Limited, commonly known for its subsidiaries Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited and HKBN Enterprise Solutions Limited, is a Hong Kong-based information technology and telecommunication company. HKBN operates in both Hong Kong and Guangzhou and employs about 3,000 personnel. Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited was established on August 23, 1999, and is one of the largest residential broadband and telecommunications service providers in Hong Kong. They also provide a wide range of leading IT services such as cloud.

Keyfacts

Benefits
Cutting-edge real-time Active Directory Security designed for CIO & IT Security Head
Autonomous learning capabilities freeing up internal resources to deal with requirements
Allows focus on core business while integrity of critical information system is enforced with minimal human capital expenditure
KPI’s
1 Alsid console
1 Active Directory domain
3,000 protected users across Hong Kong and Southern China
Interlocutors at HKBN
1 Active Directory Architect
1 Security Engineer
Alsid dedicated team
1 Alsid Technical Account Manager
1 Advanced AD Security Engineer
1 Customer Success Manager (support in English, Cantonese & Mandarin)
Integration plan insights
Rapid three-day deployment including on-site product training
Standard product architecture covering entire AD infrastructure for HKBN
Security analysis refined to fit HKBN’s business context
Challenges
Solutions

HKBN is an innovative technology company that provides market leading telecommunication and cloud services across Hong Kong and Southern China. HKBN has been growing rapidly by increasing market share as well as multiple acquisitions such as New World Telecom and ICG among others. Coupled with the fact that HKBN is a very fast moving, end customer focused organization, it has been frequently targeted by the most advanced threats. With such rapid growth and risks, HKBN looked to a partner that could provide support in ensuring strong security and integrity to a key component of the Information Systems, Active Directory. This would allow HKBN to maintain their high levels of customer satisfaction while simultaneously ensuring their internal security.

As Active Directory security is a very time-consuming endeavor, HKBN was looking for a seamless, instant-on and non-intrusive solution. Alsid for Active Directory was the perfect match as it is agentless and does not require changing even a line of Active Directory configuration.

Alsid’s innovative approach was clearly a decisive point for HKBN. The deployment of the solution took only 3-days, after which HKBN’s team had access to the web-based interface viewable on any device, indicators of exposure, tailor-made recommendations, and real-time analysis. The deployment only required the presence of one HKBN employee. Using Alsid’s consolidated dashboard, HKBN’s top management and security teams could obtain a global view of the security level of their Active Directory continuously. Employing the instant security assessment of Alsid’s solution, HKBN was able to, for the first time, assess the security level of its incoming entities before connecting them to the company’s Information System.

Thanks to real-time security monitoring of Alsid’s solution, HKBN’s security team could evaluate the proper implementation of remediation measures, allowing them to pick the perfect time to integrate the new organizations into the global infrastructure. When a security incident happens, HBKN’s security team receives instant notifications explaining where, when, and who is attacking their infrastructure. On top of that, Alsid’s solution is a cutting-edge technology that constantly adapts to new threats via frequent updates. This ensures HKBN the best possible protection.

Being a step ahead of attackers is key to ensuring strong security for our customers. Alsid’s solution protects our network from insider threats in a seamless and transparent approach so we never have to stop our work of building the most innovative network.
Eric Ho
HKBN CO-OWNER & CIO

Results

Continuous and global control of AD security risks

AD architectures are the cornerstones of all IT infrastructures and attackers know it. They continuously look for new techniques to expose these infrastructures and access critical assets. Focused on building the best IT&T network, HKBN teams don’t have the time to stay updated with the latest and most advanced AD vector attacks. Thanks to its dedicated high-level expert team, Alsid always stays up to date with the most cutting edge of technology, ensuring the highest security level of the acquired AD infrastructures. Alsid’s products are frequently updated to reflect the evolutions of the cyberworld. For HKBN, all updates are done automatically and at no additional costs due to their choice for the remote enclave architecture of Alsid’s solution. As a result, HKBN can really focus on its core business activities.

Flawless integration of new resources

Ensuring efficient business activity without impeding cybersecurity policies was essential for HKBN. It is possible with Alsid’s solution. Using Alsid’s built-in Indicator-of-Exposures, HKBN’s security teams were able to identify in a minute every attack vector that could be used against their new resources. The product also revealed to be a cost-effective solution as there was no longer a need for individual
audits. On top of that, the decision maker oriented solution made it fast and easy to monitor the security maturity of new entrants with just one glance at the product’s dashboard. Alsid is, by far, the easiest AD
security solution to implement: deployment is nearly instant, agentless, and requires no admin privilege.

Modern Active Directory security for decision makers

Alsid offers a clear and precise interface to supervise complex infrastructures. Its graphical dashboard was designed to be a decision-maker oriented interface that presents infrastructure vulnerabilities and
offers insightful and precise recommendations to solve them. Leveraging real-time monitoring, potential threats are instantly highlighted, and alerts are sent with in-context and dynamic remediation plans
so that executives can make immediate and relevant decisions. This approach allows quick response to contain the issue, and thus guarantees a strong level of security is maintained for HKBN’s Active Directory infrastructures.

Continuous and global control of AD security risks

AD architectures are the cornerstones of all IT infrastructures and attackers know it. They continuously look for new techniques to expose these infrastructures and access critical assets. Focused on building the best IT&T network, HKBN teams don’t have the time to stay updated with the latest and most advanced AD vector attacks. Thanks to its dedicated high-level expert team, Alsid always stays up to date with the most cutting edge of technology, ensuring the highest security level of the acquired AD infrastructures. Alsid’s products are frequently updated to reflect the evolutions of the cyberworld. For HKBN, all updates are done automatically and at no additional costs due to their choice for the remote enclave architecture of Alsid’s solution. As a result, HKBN can really focus on its core business activities.

Flawless integration of new resources

Ensuring efficient business activity without impeding cybersecurity policies was essential for HKBN. It is possible with Alsid’s solution. Using Alsid’s built-in Indicator-of-Exposures, HKBN’s security teams were able to identify in a minute every attack vector that could be used against their new resources. The product also revealed to be a cost-effective solution as there was no longer a need for individual
audits. On top of that, the decision maker oriented solution made it fast and easy to monitor the security maturity of new entrants with just one glance at the product’s dashboard. Alsid is, by far, the easiest AD
security solution to implement: deployment is nearly instant, agentless, and requires no admin privilege.

Modern Active Directory security for decision makers

Alsid offers a clear and precise interface to supervise complex infrastructures. Its graphical dashboard was designed to be a decision-maker oriented interface that presents infrastructure vulnerabilities and
offers insightful and precise recommendations to solve them. Leveraging real-time monitoring, potential threats are instantly highlighted, and alerts are sent with in-context and dynamic remediation plans
so that executives can make immediate and relevant decisions. This approach allows quick response to contain the issue, and thus guarantees a strong level of security is maintained for HKBN’s Active Directory infrastructures.

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