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Adventus enables a cloud-first secure modern workplace for cosmetics company

It has enhanced the client’s cybersecurity posture and helped them understand what to invest in.

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically transformed the way businesses operate, with many organisations adopting remote and hybrid work arrangements to ensure business continuity. However, this shift has also led to increased cybersecurity risks, making it crucial for companies to prioritise IT security measures.

Multinational cosmetics and skincare company Kosé Corporation, in recognising the importance of a strong and secure IT infrastructure, tapped on the expertise of information and communications technology solutions and services provider Adventus to help improve its cybersecurity posture.

Upon gaining a deeper understanding of Kosé's objectives and desired outcomes, Adventus conducted a comprehensive assessment of the organisation's current IT environment to identify potential security vulnerabilities.

Adventus made recommendations to enhance Kosé's cybersecurity posture after identifying areas of risks and provided consultation to help them understand the technology stack, risks, costs, benefits, and impact for them to prioritise the cybersecurity measures to invest in.

After careful consideration, Kosé decided to deploy several cybersecurity measures. This includes using the Zero Trust security model and leveraging Microsoft Azure AD and Microsoft Intune. Kosé’s tenancy on Microsoft 365 has been strengthened and enhanced with the inclusion of a 2FA Based Conditional Access, Device-Based Conditional Access, Device Compliance Policies, and Application Control.

It has also migrated on-premises file servers to Microsoft SharePoint Online and strengthened file sharing, access control and other security control policies on Microsoft SharePoint based on the Zero Trust security model.

Meanwhile, Adventus has built virtual servers with strong security controls and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) that integrates with Microsoft Intune on Microsoft Azure and migrated applications running on on-premises servers to Microsoft Azure virtual servers.

It has also deployed a top-tier cloud-based Multi-Factor Authentication solution for access to all servers and PCs, a leading cloud-based Endpoint Protection solution that has extended detection and response capabilities, a best-in-class cloud-based Patch Management solution that is able to patch both Windows and Mac operating systems, and a top-notch cloud-based Spam Filter solution that has machine learning, artificial intelligence, heuristic analysis, and multilayer filtering to accurately distinguish between spam and legitimate messages. 

Kosé has also engaged the services of Adventus Security Operations Center (SOC) to ensure that all Microsoft 365, endpoint, patch management and firewall security events are religiously monitored and effectively responded to. This has led to a significant reduction in cybersecurity incidents, reduced response times to security incidents, increased threat visibility, and improved incident handling; enhancing overall organisational resilience against cyber-attacks.

Additionally, Microsoft Azure provides a high level of security, with multiple layers of protection for data, networks, and applications. Integrating data within a unified platform that combines Microsoft 365 and Azure yields significant security benefits. This synergy enhances data protection by offering centralised identity management, robust threat detection, and access controls. 

Implementing VDI on Azure prioritises security by centralising data and desktops in Azure's trusted cloud environment. Azure's advanced security features, such as identity and access management, threat detection, and compliance tools, enhance VDI's overall security posture.

Meanwhile, Microsoft Intune offers robust mobile device management and mobile application management capabilities, ensuring secure and efficient management of devices, apps, and data in organisations. It streamlines device provisioning, enhances security with policies and remote wipes, and enables remote work flexibility whilst maintaining data protection and compliance.

These are just some of the benefits that Adventus’ services have provided for Kosé. Without the need to maintain physical servers, it has reaped the benefits of improved scalability, cost savings, reliability, and accessibility.

The success and impact of Adventus’ extensive capabilities provided to Kosé has been acknowledged by the SBR National Business Awards 2024, with the company bagging the win in the IT Services category.

The coveted awards programme honours local and homegrown companies in Singapore for their exceptional projects, driving innovation and contributing significantly to the nation's robust economy.

The SBR National Business Awards is presented by Singapore Business Review Magazine. To view the full list of winners, click here. If you want to join the 2025 awards programme and be acclaimed for your company's exceptional contributions to the local business landscape in Singapore, please contact Jane Patiag at [email protected].

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