Modern security solution helps businesses prevent unnecessary and costly technology purchases

Lightstream ensures future-proofing of existing ecosystem

Business Challenges

A nearly 30-year-old financial services company that provides consumer financial solutions for automobile dealerships needed a modern security solution with complete visibility and control over all cloud resources. It utilizes artificial intelligence to look beyond a borrower’s credit score and factor in additional external criteria to offer competitive financing on new and used vehicles to customers who might otherwise qualify only for high-down-payment loans.

The company is recognized throughout the industry for its innovative lending programs and needed a modern, future-proofed cloud security solution.

Detect & Prevent Threats
A sophisticated security solution is crucial to the success of this business in order to detect and prevent threats across its complex multi-cloud resources. It needed a solution to protect applications as part of an ever-changing environment. Unique security requirements for each native application made consistent workload protection a challenge.

Blind Spot Risk
The company’s diverse architecture restricted visibility, threatening the risk of blind spots in its security and creating numerous protection challenges.

Leadership Change
The company recently had a change in leadership and the new leadership needed guidance to understand the status of its cloud security. The team discovered a lack of visibility into its current capabilities and infrastructure. This prompted the company to begin sourcing software solutions outside of the Prisma Cloud line of products.

The Lightstream Solution

Handling the complexity of securing a multi-cloud environment, Lightstream provides a modern security solution that allows a top financial services organization to gain complete visibility and control over all its cloud resources while preventing additional spend on unnecessary technology.

Full-Scope Solution
Lightstream’s team of experts configured a full-scope solution and educated the company as to what it had in terms of security, what it could utilize and what it needed to address.

Preventing Unnecessary Purchases
Lightstream helped the financial services company capitalize on its existing security solutions, preventing the purchase of unnecessary tech. It met with the company’s leadership to help them gain visibility into the current state of its ecosystem and guide them through different security offerings available as part of the programs it already had in place.

Unmatched Risk Clarity
Lightstream set up Prisma Cloud Security Posture Management to ensure the company is covered across its different clouds. It gives the company’s security team continued comprehensive visibility across its cloud infrastructure. It also provides insight into new and existing assets and potential threats. Using CSPM, the company has unmatched risk clarity and operational insight.

Protection from Unwanted Threats
The company runs a complex environment susceptible to blind spots in security. It needed Cloud Workload Protection (CWP) to address its constantly changing environment. CWP safeguards the company’s applications from unwanted activity and threats and ensures the company’s hosts, containers and serverless applications are secure.

Rapid Deployment
Lightstream had the company’s entire cloud infrastructure covered by Prisma protections in less than a week. That meant less downtime and disruptions in day-to-day operations.

Business Outcomes

Minimal Disruptions
Lightstream quickly deployed secure cloud infrastructure while maximizing the value of the company’s Prisma usage and minimizing disruptions in business operations.

Security Breach Protection
Continuous monitoring of the company’s workspaces will help minimize, if not avoid, security breaches.

Protection for the Future
Lightstream provided a modern, future-proofed cloud security solution. Life cycle management will monitor and address new instances as well as possible abandoned instances in need of new security patches.

Find Your Modern Security Solution

Lightstream can help your business capitalize on its existing security solutions and prevent the purchase of unnecessary technology. To get started with a cost efficient and modern, future-proofed cloud security solution, contact us today.

Government consulting group implements Lightstream cloud solution with minimal disruption and achieves massive cost savings

Prisma Cloud Security Accelerator deployed in two weeks saves time and costs while addressing crucial security and compliance needs

Business Challenges

A national consulting group, specializing in environmental consulting, provides community relations and geographic information systems (GIS) support on environmental and military munitions projects. Its primary source of business is government consulting contracts. They faced an issue many businesses can relate to: How can we transition to the cloud without serious impact to day-to-day operations and with limited internal resources?

Lack of Resources
Following the decision to migrate to the cloud, the organization was met with compliance concerns and security issues that it desperately needed to address, but lacked the internal resources to navigate.

Compliance Concerns
The group knew it wanted to transition to the cloud as it looked to the future. Its decision raised concerns and questions about compliance and security control. There was an added layer of dealing with significant government oversight. Time was of the essence to have required standards in place.

Tight Timeline with Minimal Downtime Requirement
Usually when an intricate system is implemented, businesses often need to slow or even halt day-to-day activities. It can have a major impact on revenue. The group needed a unique solution offering the strongest compliance and security strategy possible with minimal impact to daily operations and revenue.

The Lightstream Solution

Lightstream provides a crucial strategy, executing a security and compliance solution aligned to fit unique business practices and industry goals. The implementation, taking just two weeks, ensured massive cost savings and minimal interruptions to business operations.

Custom Plan
Lightstream’s signature Prisma Cloud Security Accelerator designed a custom plan for this consulting group. A team of experts studied the group’s overall business structure and mission to better identify business outcomes that allowed for the introduction of technology to further its goals. Lightstream also formulated a plan for seizing on those opportunities, focusing on the group’s existing infrastructure and practices.

Detailed Assessment
Lightstream provided a detailed assessment analyzing how the group’s environments were built. Our expertise was then used to guide our client to a cloud security and compliance solution tailored to its unique needs.

Rapid Deployment
The Prisma Cloud Security Accelerator lived up to its name, providing a best-in-class solution in two weeks with minimal interruptions to business operations. Typically, for a majority of solutions providers, this process would take one to two months to configure.

Our reliable model delivered a best-in-class solution, in just two weeks. As a comparison, implementation for such a comprehensive and intricate system typically takes other solutions providers one to two months.

Business Outcomes

Reliable Plan
Lightstream’s Prisma Cloud Security Accelerator allowed the consulting group to achieve a reliable, workable plan targeting its cloud security and compliance needs. Lightstream studied its business model in detail, flushing out outcomes that could be further streamlined. It strategically designed the process for implementing technology solutions to utilize the group’s existing infrastructure and resources it already had in place.

Cost Savings
The consulting group was able to resume operations with minimal impact to its day-to-day operations and revenue stream. Lightstream’s reliable model allowed for massive cost savings.

Tailor-Made Solutions
Lightstream’s Prisma Cloud Security Accelerator has an emphasis on customer service and attention to detail. It resulted in tailor-made solutions aligned with the organization’s unique needs and business practices.

Contract Information

Lightstream’s reliable model delivers a best-in-class solution that typically allows for massive cost savings and minimal interruption to business operations. When you need a complex, custom cloud solution to meet unique business needs, Lightstream is a partner of choice.

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Lightstream’s Rapid Risk Profile helps clients protect what matters

Through security threat evaluation and expert recommendations, you can better understand your risks and meet your key security objectives

Business Challenges

Many organizations and their security teams are in desperate need for quick ways to evaluate the security threats associated with their accounts, identity & access management, logging, networking, storage and monitoring. With lean teams and lack of crucial security talent in the marketplace, Lightstream’s Rapid Risk Profile is solving some of the most challenging organizational security concerns.

Understanding Risk
Most businesses don’t know where to start when it comes to guaranteeing their cloud environments are optimized and completely secure. Lightstream provides a Rapid Risk Profile assessment to clients to improve their cloud environments.

Protecting What Matters
No matter where you do business, you want to connect your business assets, protect what matters and continually innovate and optimize.

Achieving Efficient Regulatory Compliance
Clients need to determine compliance within industry standard frameworks or regulatory compliance controls. Compliance reporting can be time consuming. However, businesses using Prisma Cloud benefit from a 90% reduction in the time it takes to conduct that reporting.

The Lightstream Solution

Risk detection is an easy and seamless process with Rapid Risk Profile. Discovery and mitigation timelines speed up, while Lightstream gains a full understanding of your environment in order to offer customized expert solutions for your organization’s needs.

Low-Touch, Low-Risk Assessment
Lightstream’s Rapid Risk Profile assessment is a low-touch, low-risk profile that supports up to three production accounts across a maximum of three public cloud platforms with real-time delivery. When you decide to complete the Lifestream Rapid Risk Profile, you’ll begin with a single one-hour remote meeting with the Lightstream Security Team. This assessment allows for Lightstream to complete the analysis without ever accessing your data during or after the session.

Quick Evaluation
The assessment quickly evaluates security threats associated with a client’s account, identity and access management, logging, networking, storage and monitoring. It provides a compliance summary report of the client’s environment against the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Critical Security Controls (CSC) framework.

Identify Gaps & Remediation
The assessment immediately identifies gaps within a client’s cyber security profile. The client then goes through a remediation process. Lightstream offers a variety of best-in-class solutions.

Four-Phase Approach
After completing the assessment, Lightstream offers a four-phase approach to implement a secure cloud environment.

  1. Define outcomes required.
  2. Create comprehensive plan and design tangible architecture that provides initial remediation.
  3. Create cloud platform that allows for secure deployment of applications in the cloud.
  4. Review will be delivered with hand-off and knowledge transfer to all key players.

Ongoing Monitoring & Support
The Lightstream team doesn’t stop there. Once the Rapid Risk Profile is completed and the four-phase approach is implemented, Lightstream is with you to continually monitor and manage your code security and cloud environment with our managed services options. Our team of highly trained experts will help you effectively balance risk and business outcomes.

Business Outcomes

Seamless Process
Risk detection is an easy and seamless process with Rapid Risk Profile. Discovery and mitigation timelines speed up, while Lightstream gains a full understanding of your environment in order to offer customized expert solutions for your cloud needs.

Top Security & Compliance
With Lightstream’s Cloud Managed Services (CMS), clients will have top security and compliance issues audited against best practices.

Reduced Financial Impact
Lightstream brings expert engineering support while reviewing the client’s cloud environment and making recommendations to reduce the financial impact of their cloud environment.

Risk Detection Made Easy with Lightstream Rapid Risk Profile
Our services platform and team of highly trained cloud, security, and networking experts will help you to effectively balance risk and business outcomes. The Lightstream Rapid Risk Profile is completed in a single one-hour web meeting with our security team. All access to your environment is performed by you. Lightstream has no access to your data during or after the analysis session. If you’re ready to get started, contact us for your complimentary assessment.