Manufacturer of automotive components
Implementing access control linked to personnel data and security policies enables the creation of a secure and flexible network in a short time.
In addition, because access rights were set manually, many mistakes occurred.
In addition to wanting to mitigate internal risks, the company was also considering how to address targeted attacks
originating from outside and improve the overall defense capability of the network.
A distinctive feature of car parts manufacturers is that they have a number of fluctuating development projects. New projects are frequently launched, while new departments and project teams are set up often due to advances in parts technology. On top of that, car parts manufacturers are likely to have a large number of items in their product lineup. All of these factors contribute to the growing complexity of access rights management.
In addition to the security issues mentioned above, many sales staff at the company had also requested that secure access to the intranet be granted from their mobile phones, smartphones and tablets, as these devices are much more convenient to use. This is known as 'Bring Your Own Device' (BYOD) where employee-owned information devices are used for work. BYOD, whereby secure access control can be administered for devices wherever and whenever they are used, and individually for each device.
NEC's Access Authentication Solution enabled the company to fully automate access rights control for each location, each device, and each staff member through an integrated authentication database. The system spontaneously reconfigures settings in response to personnel transfers and increases and decreases in staff numbers, allowing only authorized personnel access to the intranet from a variety of devices at different offices and departments. In other words, the Access Authentication Solution accurately identifies each member of the staff and provides a highly secure network environment.
NEC's SDN Access Authentication Solution is ideal for cases where ICT resources need to be provisioned quickly, such as when building a new intranet for a newly launched project or constructing a secure network for a short-term project such as the development of a new product. This solution can smoothly handle operation systems that encompass multiple departments and projects, as well as relocations of staff and assignment changes among different offices. The Access Authentication Solution enables flexible and mobile network construction that was not previously possible.