Overview

As a market leader in the Greek travel industry, Cretan Holidays SA  reputation thrives on their ability to innovate and adapt to market trends. To that end, the Management and IT Department was seeking a Cyberdefence Strategy and an overall solution to protect its corporate networks and connect all Branch offices with secure VPN Tunnels.

Client: Cretan Holidays SA
Industry: Travel
Services: IT Consulting, Cybersecurity, IT-Infrastructure
Solutions: LANCOM R&S UF-200 & LANCOM R&S UF-500

Challenge

Cretan Holidays SA is based on a modern IT infrastructure that gives it an edge over its competition. Every day its IT systems process thousands of flights, hotels and excursions bookings. The security of data and systems is very important.

For this reason, the company is constantly investing in their protection.

The expansion of the Cretan Holidays SA branch network required a solution that would ensure the connection and exchange of information between the branches and headquarters with the utmost stability and security as well as providing external partners access to the central network.”

Solution

As the company operates its own Data center at its HQ on Crete and has over 300 users at 9 locations all over Greece, the solution which was needed had to be reliable with cutting edge Technologies and easy to manage.

Cretan Holidays decided to go with an European Network and IT Security vendor – LANCOM Systems. LANCOM is an German based vendor and a subsidiary of Rohde & Schwarz Group.  The UTM appliance of LANCOM Systems provided all needed security and network features such as Firewall, IPS/IDS, DPI, SSL inspection, Virus & malware Protection, Web Content Filters, Routing, VPN IPSEC Tunnels and many more.

At the Cretan Holidays HQ a LANCOM UF-500 UTM appliance with High Availability was installed as the core system and all Branches where equip with LANCOM UF-200 UTM appliances and connected via secure VPN IPSEC Site-to-Site tunnels.

Results

With the UTM solutions of LANCOM and Cybersecurity and IT Consulting services by NETECO, Cretan Holidays achieved to fulfill its high standards on IT Security and increase its overall productivity.

As Mr. Aristos Tzagarakis – Cretan Holidays IT Manager stated

LANCOM easy-to-use web based centralized GUI management console through visualization rules impressed us and the time required for administration and configuration are reduced to a minimum.

With its excellent technical support and valuable advice, NETECO has been instrumental in designing the level of security we want.