Explore how Al Othaim Investment secures systems that enable high volume consumer business
Case Study | 2 min. read
Abdullah Al Othaim Investments Co. is one of the sister companies of the Othaim Group, a large conglomerate group in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with multiple business lines. Founded in 2001, the group attracts both local as well as global brands due to its international standards in the process of selecting appropriate locations. Currently they own 8 big shopping malls in Saudi Arabia under their umbrella.
The company aims to stay true to its mission of establishing itself as the preferred marketing and entertainment interface for families, and to be an incubator for entertainment and cultural programs.
To achieve this and support its increasing number of malls in the region, a solid foundation of technology and systems is needed. That also calls for strong IT governance and security frameworks in line with compliance mandates. The IT team has been proactive in its security focused approach and installed core security solutions. With privileged access security, the team had difficulties with dependencies on use of obsolete techniques in the existing solution used therein. Naturally, they were exploring a replacement option – a solution which could provide them with coherent RDP and SSH Sessions over web console as they have multiple remote users taking concurrent sessions and also enforce MFA for users who handle crucial data. In addition, they were keen to simplify administration and management of solution for increased adoption and cost effectiveness.
- Coherent and isolated RDP and SSH sessions over browser.
- Comprehensive monitoring of all privileged user sessions
- Enforcing additional security layer with a built-in MFA
- Creating an electronic backup and disaster recovery scenario
After much deliberation and evaluation, Othaim team zeroed in on Sectona PAM and found it to be an apt replacement to the existing solution. Sectona has helped them with an automated and robust PAM Suite addressing the IT team's requirements around automated password management, comprehensive session monitoring, session isolation for internal and remote user access and uniquely a built-in MFA mechanism for an enhanced layer of security.
- Coherent and isolated RDP and SSH access over browser for internal and remote users alike
- Built-in OTP based MFA with Sectona App for creating a second layer of security
- Comprehensive logs with built-in risk analytics and insightful dashboards for increased governance
- Creating an isolated and encrypted miniature vault replicating recent password copies to handle disaster scenarios without impacting business operations
Centralizing and automating management of critical privileged sessions, administering multi-factor authentication for remote users & faster time to execution are key factors for a fast moving consumer business like ours - and Sectona has helped us uphold our business operational values
IT Infrastructure Director
Sectona has helped Othaim stick to its vision and deliver business operations while scaling their massive growth in retail. Easing the work for IT security team by automating manual privileged operations, segregating and creating an isolated layer of access to internal and remote users to IT systems and increasing governance of such user access helps maintain healthy security uptime for the fast moving Othaim business.