Alarm shortly after implementation: ACD protects Weitzer Parkett from potential Log4j attack
by Tina Siering
If cyber criminals are successful with an attack, this often has serious and costly consequences. Weitzer Parkett - one of the leading parquet manufacturers in Europe - previously relied on a "classic" endpoint security solution. In order to respond to the acute increase in cybercrime threats and to permanently raise the level of IT security, the company's IT managers were looking for a solution that would enable proactive monitoring of systems for early detection of attacks.
Initially, they researched the use of a security information and event management tool. However, a SIEM solution proved to be too personnel and cost intensive. The effort required for implementation and ongoing operation of the system would also have been too high. The Austrian company therefore opted for the Active Cyber Defense (ACD) service from Allgeier secion. The solution from the Hamburg-based IT security specialists offers effective network protection, but requires significantly less financial and human resources than a SIEM.
The "Managed Detection and Response Service" (MDR), proactively and continuously monitors the company network for anomalies. If anomalies occur, the customer is informed immediately by the Allgeier secion ACD team if action is required.
The timing could hardly have been more fortunate for Weitzer Parkett: Shortly after the implementation of the early attack detection, criminals attacked the company by means of a Log4j attack. However, the attack was detected early and stopped without causing any damage.