Centralization boosts efficiency and productivity
“An in-country SIEM system is now up and running within a month,” says Stephen Leung, head of the information technology and fintech development department at BEA. “It would previously take months just to set up the infrastructure.”
With global visibility at its fingertips, BEA’s Hong Kong IT team can now pull security data from anywhere in real time. Before, the in-country teams needed to build their own SIEM system for security monitoring and analytics, then ping the Hong Kong headquarters with security-related inquiries. Now the head office easily shares a Splunk dashboard with every subsidiary. This gives each team full visibility into its security posture, keeps up with the dynamic threat landscape and proactively resolves issues before they become major problems.
“The move to Splunk Cloud Platform allows us to achieve group alignment by aggregating all security-relevant events from either cloud or on-premises sources anywhere in the world,” says Leung. “Starting with Hong Kong, we are gradually expanding the use of Splunk Cloud Platform to other offices in Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, the United States and other locations in the world.”
BEA’s own centralization strategy, together with the software-as-a-service approach of Splunk Cloud Platform, helped the bank’s IT team increase efficiency and productivity. “Splunk Cloud Platform is easy to deploy without the need for regular maintenance. It is also scalable enough to meet our evolving data needs,” says Leung. This not only reduces implementation times and simplifies configurations, but also eliminates manual effort when installing and upgrading an on-premises solution.