Media and Entertainment Industry

The media and entertainment industry has been severely targeted by cyber criminals during the past several years. The 2014 cyberattack and subsequent data leak against Sony Pictures remains the most notable. Entertainment and media companies remain concerned about theft of intellectual property or sensitive corporate data, as well as degradation to website performance or downtime.

Common attacks against media and entertainment companies with large digital footprints include SQL injection attacks, DNS attacks, DDoS attacks, and intellectual property theft or pirated content.

Those with brick-and-mortar hotels, such as the hotel industry, have experienced breaches on their point-of-sale (POS) systems. Data breaches that compromise media customers’ personally identifiable information (PII) and credit card data are not only costly, but greatly affect corporate reputation.

Compliance requirements, such as the implementation of GDPR, require media companies to present specific compliance maturity and security metrics to satisfy regulators and their consumers’ privacy concerns. Media and entertainment organizations know they need the strongest security that’s also fast and flexible.

A Secure Distributed Network Edge for Media, Entertainment, Travel

OPAQ provides a secure and agile network edge, for branch offices, distributed commercial facilities, and for each mobile employee. It’s a convergence of ‘never trust always verify’ zero trust, high-performant network and security at the point of access, enabling distributed employees to securely access data and apps across different sites and mobile sites. Gartner has dubbed this type of converged network and security capability the secure access service edge (SASE). It’s no longer a network architecture comprised of legacy equipment and a static backbone but rather by a smart, software-defined network and security architecture that protects your dynamic points of access while making it easier to orchestrate lateral traffic security and segmentation.

And network security isn’t just about distributed workforces; online digital assets are key in the media, entertainment and travel industries as well. For companies with digital media operations, OPAQ brings a strong Web application firewall (WAF) solution that protects Web entities, sites and portals, which are crucial toward business operations and customer support.

This SASE architecture is not easy to build yourself. But well-developed foundations exist in the cloud that enable organizations with limited IT staff and budget to cost-effectively transform and expand business digitally in compliance with security and privacy requirements.

Read the NorthStar case study.