How Developer Platform Achieved Secure AWS Access and SASE Success

Perimeter 81 helped the leading developer platform with its global array of gateways with high uptime and low latency, logging for compliance which resulted in an AWS-friendly, scalable security apparatus that prepared the company for a growing remote user base that won’t interfere with data integrity or compliance.

We selected Perimeter 81 as our SASE partner because they exceeded our acceptance criteria. We did not require any additional hardware to implement Perimeter 81. That is one of the strengths of a SASE, we can define everything via software. We were able to configure IPsec tunnels to our VPCs for specific workloads, create applications to allow users to launch internal web resources from any device securely, and restrict access to internal resources to just our users
Lead IT Manager

The Company

A U.S.-based, leading development platform that provides solutions for performance testing, monitoring and debugging. The company allows software developers, QA testers and DevOps engineers to collaborate in creating, managing and executing functional testing and monitors.

Industry:
Technology
Location:
San Francisco
Employees:
201–500
Customer since:
2019

Solution Highlights

Integrate the Perimeter 81 solution under 1 hour
Deploy over 100 endpoints under two months
Successfully expand the remote workforce by 2000%

The Challenge

When COVID-19 transitioned everyone to work from home, the company saw its global workforce move to work remotely. This new reality of working from anywhere forced the company to rethink its secure remote access solution. 

“Our greatest strength is that our company is geographically distributed and fast-growing, which allows us to hire the best talent we can find regardless of their location. This, of course, leads to some technical challenges when implementing traditional technologies and solutions, and in light of our entire workforce moving remote with the onset of COVID-19, we needed to find a software-based service that could scale rapidly and accommodate hundreds of concurrent endpoints across many geographic regions.”

 Besides seamless integration with AWS, the company was looking for a security vendor that would help them realize their ambition of fully adopting the Zero Trust model and leaving behind the open-source VPN solutions of their formative years. High on its list were those vendors who could enable easy network segmentation while maintaining excellent service. 

“In short, we required a secure, scalable, and easy to use solution that integrated the Zero Trust model, which would allow us  to protect network traffic between clients (employees) and business-critical resources (services, source control, etc.).”

Why Perimeter 81

When shopping for a different network security service, the company’s IT team realized they were looking for a specific solution. “We were looking for a solution that had SSO integration with GSuite, is ISO 270001 compliant, and would allow us to follow the Zero Trust model. Because our company is entirely remote as a result of the pandemic, we also required a service that would encrypt the connection of all the team members across the organization.” 

In the end, the company decided to adopt the Perimeter 81 solution for multiple reasons, but the ease of increasing bandwidth played a definitive factor. “Perimeter 81 allowed us to create highly performant regions where we could put multiple dedicated endpoints to increase bandwidth in just a few minutes.”

The results:

Quick Deployment

Since deciding to adopt the Perimeter 81 solution, deployment was the main factor for the company and so far they have experienced a smooth transition. 

“Our entire rollout, to fully deploy the service across our hundreds of endpoints as well as customize our network infrastructure and security settings, happened over the course of 2 months. In actual work hours, we had the original solution launched, configured, and testing all under 30 minutes.“

Smooth & Rapid Scaling  

Working with Perimeter 81 has allowed the company to rapidly scale their security in a matter of hours. Since implementing Perimeter 81, the company has increased the size of its remote workforce by over 2000%.

“We scaled our network infrastructure quickly and encrypted endpoint connections without hardware limitations. Users are now proactively requesting applications to be configured because they prefer the Perimeter 81 product experience to having to enable a Cloud VPN and choose which URL to go to. We have also seen growth in user application requests because the Perimeter 81 applications allow them to maintain access control to their applications without having to implement authentication at the application.

SASE Success

When looking at the different SASE offerings, the company felt Perimeter 81 was one of the best SASE offerings and have been happy with their decision. 

We did not require any additional hardware to implement Perimeter 81. That is one of the strengths of a SASE, we can define everything via software. We were able to configure IPsec tunnels to our VPCs for specific workloads, create applications to allow users to launch internal web resources from any device securely, and restrict access to internal resources to just our users.”

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