Sequoia Logística stands out in the Brazilian market as a leading company in logistics and transportation services, helping more than 4,000 clients with innovative and technological solutions, in addition to meeting important regulatory requirements, such as LGPD.
With the help of Eval, a reference company in digital certification and information security in Brazil and an official Thales partner, Sequoia Logística sought to improve protection of sensitive data.
At the same time, the company maintained high performance and compliance with regulations, such as Brazil’s General Data Protection Law (LGPD).
Data protection: securing personal records without hindering operational efficiency
Sequoia Logistics was faced with the challenge of protecting sensitive personal information of millions of customers while ensuring compliance with LGPD. In addition, they sought to avoid data breaches and service interruptions.
This challenge involved several critical aspects that required an efficient and comprehensive solution for data protection.
Data protection at scale
Given the amount of personal information collected and processed by Sequoia Logistica, including names, addresses, and contact information, it was essential to find a solution that could handle a large volume of data.
The ideal solution should be scalable and able to protect the data of millions of customers without hindering the company’s operational efficiency.
The LGPD requires organizations to adopt appropriate technical and administrative measures to protect the personal data of their customers.
To comply with this regulation, Sequoia Logística needed to implement a solution that would ensure adequate data protection and make it easier to demonstrate compliance to the authorities.
Prevention of data breaches and service interruptions
Data breaches can cause significant damage to a company’s reputation, as well as result in fines and penalties.
Therefore, it was crucial for Sequoia Logistics to find a solution that would help prevent unauthorized access to sensitive data and quickly identify potential threats.
In addition, the solution should be able to mitigate the risk of service interruptions, ensuring continuity of operations and on-time delivery of hundreds of thousands of orders daily.
Maintaining the performance of IT systems
As Sequoia Logística’s operational efficiency relies heavily on its IT systems, it was critical that the data protection solution did not adversely affect the performance of these systems.
The ideal solution should be easy to integrate and implement, without causing disruption or delay to the company’s daily operations.
Given these challenges, Sequoia Logística sought to find a comprehensive and efficient solution that would meet its needs for data protection, regulatory compliance, and operational performance.
Solution: Partnering with Eval and adopting CipherTrust Transparent Encryption
The search for an effective security solution led Sequoia Logística to work with Eval, a trusted partner that introduced them to Thales and the CipherTrust Data Security Platform solution, approved after conducting proof-of-concept (PoC) tests for centralized key management.
Implementation: Securing 14 critical environments with CipherTrust Transparent Encryption
The successful implementation of the CipherTrust Transparent Encryption solution at Sequoia Logistics involved several important and strategic steps to secure its 14 critical production environments.
The following are details of how the company approached and executed this implementation.
- Solution Selection and Evaluation
Sequoia Logistics, with Eval’s assistance, conducted considerable research and proof-of-concept (PoC) testing to evaluate CipherTrust Transparent Encryption.
These tests focused on ease of implementation, security policy enforcement, and impact on operations, ensuring that the solution met their specific needs.
- Planning and Preparation
Prior to implementation, Sequoia Logistics and the Eval team carefully planned the integration of CipherTrust Transparent Encryption into critical production environments.
This included identifying the systems and applications that required protection, defining security policies, and establishing an implementation schedule to minimize the impact on daily operations.
- Agent installation and configuration
The Sequoia Logistics team and Eval installed and configured CipherTrust Transparent Encryption agents on the operational file systems or device layers of critical production environments.
The installation of the agents allowed encryption and decryption to occur transparently, without affecting the performance of applications running above the agents.
- Implementation of security policies and access control
With CipherTrust Transparent Encryption in place, Sequoia Logistics applied granular security policies and established privileged user access controls.
This has enabled the company to restrict and monitor access to sensitive data, reducing the risk of insider threats and data breaches.
- Monitoring and Auditing
Sequoia Logística used CipherTrust Transparent Encryption’s real-time auditing and monitoring capabilities to track and analyze access to sensitive data, an important requirement of the LGPD.
This has helped the company to quickly identify and respond to suspicious or unauthorized activity, ensuring ongoing compliance and protection of sensitive data.
CipherTrust Transparent Encryption: a comprehensive approach to data protection
CipherTrust Transparent Encryption provides data-at-rest encryption with centralized key management, privileged user access control, and detailed data access auditability logging.
These features help companies to be compliant and meet best practice requirements for data protection wherever they are.
The FIPS 140-2 validated CipherTrust Transparent Encryption agent resides in the operating file system or at the device level, and encryption and decryption are transparent to all applications running above it.
In addition, the solution provides granular access controls that allow companies to determine who can access the data, when they can access it, and what kind of access they have.
CipherTrust Transparent Encryption is an innovative solution from Thales that provides robust protection for data at rest, ensuring that sensitive information is secure and accessible only by authorized users.
Advanced encryption and centralized key management
The CipherTrust Transparent Encryption solution uses advanced encryption algorithms to protect sensitive data, ensuring that only authorized users can access it.
In addition, centralized key management provides efficient control of encryption keys, making administration and recovery easy, even in complex, distributed environments.
Granular access control
Privileged user access control in the CipherTrust Transparent Encryption solution enables organizations to effectively manage access to sensitive data.
With granular policies and separation of roles, you can prevent unauthorized access by administrators or other privileged users, reducing the risk of insider threats and data breaches.
Detailed auditing and real-time monitoring
The CipherTrust Transparent Encryption solution provides detailed audit logs of data access, making it easy to identify and investigate suspicious or unauthorized activity.
In addition, real-time monitoring enables security teams to quickly track and respond to potential threats, ensuring compliance with General Data Protection Law requirements and ongoing protection.
Transparent implementation and optimized performance
The CipherTrust Transparent Encryption solution is designed to be implemented in the operating file system or device layers. This ensures that encryption and decryption is transparent to the applications running above the agents.
This results in minimal or no impact on the performance of systems and operations, allowing organizations to protect their data without compromising efficiency.
Compliance with regulations and best practices
The CipherTrust Transparent Encryption solution helps organizations meet compliance requirements around the world, including LGPD, GDPR and other data protection laws.
Implementing this solution allows companies to demonstrate compliance with regulations, avoiding fines and reputational damage.
In summary, CipherTrust Transparent Encryption offers a comprehensive and efficient solution for protecting data at rest, ensuring optimal security, compliance, and performance for organizations of all sizes and industries.
Eval is official Thales partner
Eval played a key role in the successful implementation of CipherTrust Transparent Encryption at Sequoia Logistics, acting as Thales’ official partner.
The partnership between Eval and Thales ensured that Sequoia Logistica had access to the ideal data security solution to address its specific challenges, such as LGPD, and achieve the desired results.
Experience and expertise that makes the difference for your company
As an official Thales partner, Eval has in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience with Thales’ data security solutions, including the CipherTrust Data Security Platform.
Eval’s team understands how Thales solutions can be adapted and applied to different industries and use cases, ensuring that customers get the maximum benefit from their implementations.
In addition, the partnership between Eval and Thales ensures that customers, such as Sequoia Logística, receive the highest level of technical support and consulting during implementation and beyond.
Eval’s team works closely with customers to understand their specific needs, provide expert advice, and ensure that the chosen data security solution is implemented effectively and efficiently.
In conclusion, the partnership between Eval and Thales played a crucial role in the successful implementation of CipherTrust Transparent Encryption at Sequoia Logistics.
Eval’s expertise, combined with Thales’ state-of-the-art data security solution, has enabled Sequoia Logistics to meet its data protection and regulatory compliance challenges effectively and efficiently.
Eval has been developing projects in the financial, health, education, and industry segments for over 18 years. Since 2004, we have offered solutions for Authentication, Electronic and Digital Signature, and Data Protection. Currently, we are present in the main Brazilian banks, health institutions, schools and universities, and different industries.
With market recognized value, Eval’s solutions and services meet the highest regulatory standards for public and private organizations, such as SBIS, ITI, PCI DSS, and LGPD. In practice, we promote information security and compliance, increase companies’ operational efficiency, and reduce costs.
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