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National Board for Student Aid in Sweden
Deploys OUTSCAN to Effectively Manage Vulnerabilities
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National board for student aid in sweden deploys outscan to effectively manage vulnerabilities

National board for student aid in sweden deploys outscan to effectively manage vulnerabilities
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. | CASE STUDY National Board for Student Aid in Sweden Deploys OUTSCAN to Effectively Manage Vulnerabilities Centrala studiestödsnämnden (CSN), the Swedish National Board for Student Aid wanted a cost effective security solution that could continuously examine and expertly assess risks in its IT infrastructure. Previous Solution CSN manages its internal applications and outsources its computers to a managed service provider. Both shared responsibility for the network, but with so many systems and countless potential vulnerabilities, CSN realised it needed a third party specialist to specifically monitor security concerns and judge the risk exposure. “As students request financial aid and customers repay loans from around the world, all via a web browser, it was imperative that CSN maintained network availability 24/7 and similarly, the integrity of the network and sensitive personal data,” said Patrik Jonasson, Deputy Security Manager, CSN. “CSN knew it needed a proactive vulnera- bility management solution that could monitor security issues, provide notification of risks and the degree of seriousness.” CSN evaluated OUTSCAN based on this exacting criteria and selected the Outpost24 product to become its new proactive vulnerability management solution. Outpost24 Solution OUTSCAN is an on demand software as a service that scans the perimeter enabling CSN to easily detect, asses and manage vulnerabilities. Immediately deployed and easy to use, OUTSCAN accurately identifies vulnerabilities and produces customised reports for CSN detailing the risk exposure. Every weekend, OUTSCAN is scheduled to scan the servers at CSN and then on Monday morning, a report is reviewed detailing discovered vulnerabilities and what action to take. If CSN needs to add another server or IP address to the scanning process, it is easily included via the web interface. “Vulnerability Management is crucial today. There are so many applications on clients, servers, etc. it is impossible to get a grip on what is vulnerability and what is not, so you need a tool like OUTSCAN to help you.” About Centrala studiestödsnämnden Centrala studiestödsnämnden (CSN) is the Swedish Government authority in charge of approving and sending out Swedish financial aid for studies, which includes both grants and loans to students in Sweden and abroad. Awarding a total of approximately 23 billion Swedish kronor a year to almost 900,000 students, CSN is headquartered in Sundsvall and has 15 offices throughout Sweden, employing nearly 1,000 staff.
  • 2. ABOUT OUTPOST24: Vulnerability Management Made Easy! Outpost24 is the technology leader in on-­demand vulnerability assessment and management solutions with over 2,000 corporate and government customers, including Travelex, Delta Lloyd Group, ING Life Limited, University of Helsinki, and Banco Multiva. Outpost24 is headquartered in Sweden with a global network of local sales offices. Outpost24 delivers security solutions in a Software-­as-­a-­Service (OUTSCAN® & OUTSCAN PCI®) or Appliance (HIAB®) form factor. Outpost24’s solutions provide fully automated network vulnerability scanning, easily interpreted reports, and vulnerability management tools. OUTSCAN PCI® is the ideal tool for businesses of all sizes to achieve and demonstrate PCI DSS compliance. For more information, please visit http://www.outpost24.com. Results/Benefits With OUTSCAN, CSN now has a reliable and cost effective vulnerability management solution that assesses and manages its perimeter risk exposure, as Patrik Jonasson continues: “OUTSCAN is so simple, convenient to use and extremely accurate in identifying vulnerabilities. The weekly reports are detailed and I can customise them to show as much information as I need. It’s a very stable product and just runs like clockwork. Outpost24 are always there to provide support, but to be honest we haven’t needed them, as there haven’t been any problems.” Deploying Outpost24’s OUTSCAN solution was an important decision for CSN and has proved successful in securing their critical IT assets, as Patrik concluded: “Vulnerability Management is crucial today. There are so many applications on clients, servers, etc. it is impossible to get a grip on what is vulnerability and what is not, so you need a tool like OUTSCAN to help you. It’s difficult to measure the importance of security, but having vulnerability management is like having a fire alarm, it works away in the background, but when you need it, it’s invaluable.” “Outpost24 are always there to provide support, but to be honest we haven’t needed them, as there haven’t been any problems.” Why Centrala studiestöds- nämnden Chose Outpost24 Core vulnerability scanning technology Ease of deployment Intuitive web interface Detailed and customised reports Cost efficient solution

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