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Detmold Group

Global manufacturing giant, Detmold Group, shifted gears and embarked on a new and daring mission: To adopt a managed security service offering and uplift the entire security posture across the multi-regional organisation, operating in 17 countries.

“In light of changing dynamics and threats in the IT security landscape, we decided to embark on a more modernised approach to cyber threat mitigation – and my first port of call to assist with that process was Somerville,” according to Mark Render, GM – Technology at Detmold Group, who said the outsourcing partnership with IT service provider, Somerville, is guiding Detmold through its modernisation journey.

“It’s a huge investment for an organisation to make to uplift its security portfolio,” Mark said, explaining the company adopted Sophos MTR, Managed Threat Response technology, after lengthy deliberation with Somerville.

So, what’s in action? For endpoint protection, the company adopted 1,000 Sophos Central Intercept X Advanced with XDR and MTR Advanced solutions. On the server side, it adopted 100 Sophos Central Intercept X Advanced for Server with XDR and MTR Advanced solutions.

“It represents one of the largest software purchases outside of Microsoft licensing for the organisation,” Mark said.

Established in 1948, the Detmold Group is an Australian family-owned and operated business, supplying some of the world’s largest and most iconic food and retail brands including McDonalds, Hungry Jacks, Subway, Coles, Woolworths and Jurlique.

Indeed, it’s a big move for the international manufacturing player and comes amid a rethink of priorities and security measures due to the raging global pandemic, and a growing recognition that the organisation needed to batten down the hatches – and fast.

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Knowing that the environment is secure and outsourced gives Detmold, and the IT team, peace of mind and a “good night’s sleep.” - Mark Render, GM – Technology