Customer Spotlight: Travel Service Takes Cybersecurity to a Whole New Place

Mar 29, 2016
2 minutes

Schauinsland-Reisen, an independent travel agency based in Duisburg, Germany, is the seventh largest package tour operator in Germany and currently offers travel services to over 60 travelSchauinsland-Reisendestinations. This nearly 100-year-old company, with a team of over 300, provides excellent customer service, but with a growing web business and a network of over 11,600 partner travel agencies, Schauinsland-Reisen saw a steady rise in cyberthreats.

Unfortunately the company’s Linux-based firewall and antivirus software did not provide adequate protection of critical network assets and endpoint devices. Since implementing the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform, Schauinsland-Reisen has seen a dramatic improvement in network visibility and intrusion prevention.

The platform, consisting of Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall, Threat Intelligence Cloud, and Advanced Endpoint Protection, blocks daily cyberattacks while ensuring the smooth flow of legitimate network traffic, and also proactively guards against new cyberthreats and prevents damaging code transported by malicious emails and applications from infecting its endpoint devices.

Schauinsland-Reisen is happy to now have a comprehensive, end-to-end cybersecurity platform to protect its business and assure travel customers that their private information is safe on Schauinsland-Reisen’s systems.

“The Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security platform opened a whole new universe of options for us. We could finally see how many cyberattacks were coming in from the web every day. It was quite alarming,” Michael Mrugowski, technology team leader at Schauinsland-Reisen comments. “Yet, having the Palo Alto Networks security platform in place, we can say with certainty that compromises to our network are being effectively prevented.”

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