Shiseido ups security and logistical efficiency with new software

By Simon Pitman

- Last updated on GMT

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Global cosmetics giant has completed a project to install new software from Lumension aimed at improving both logistics and security throughout its business operations.

According to Shiseido executive director of IT, Anthony Sica, the main challenge was to address vulnerabilities across the business that resulted from production downtimes and PCs not functioning properly.

Following an in depth case study, the Shiseido IT team opted for Lumension’s Vulnerability Management software, which as a package consists of the company’s Patch and Redemption, together with its Scan software programmes.

Software means vulnerabilities are easy to identify

The application of the software means that the Shiseido IT team can now identify future software upgrades before they become critical, avoiding breakdowns and downtimes.

Accordingly, Shiseido’s IT team says it has been able to take a more ‘proactive’ approach to patching, which has allowed it to reduce costs and increase employee productivity across the organization’s operations.

“We now know that our PCs are patched to a level that will pass strict audits for multiple compliance requirements including JSOX [legislation​ for Japanese financial reporting], therefore, allowing our team to focus on more important business-focused initiatives,“​ said Sica.

Growing risk of cyberattacks

The software also addresses the issue of cyberattacks, which is a growing problem, with experts claiming that big corporate businesses could stand to lose billions from this threat in the future.

A recent study entitled State of Enterprise Security, by Symantec, reveals that of 2,100 companies interviewed in 27 countries worldwide, every single business said that it had had some sort of cyber loss in the past year.

The study estimates that both companies and government bodies spent an average of $2 million annually to combat cyber attacks.

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