GEA Secures its Networks with Open Systems Managed SASE

GEA is one of the world’s largest systems suppliers for the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries, providing advanced process technology, components, and services designed for sustainability and efficiency and must follow standards controlled by government agencies worldwide. GEA’s 18,000 employees develop machinery, plants, and advanced process technology, components, and services across 62 countries.

The Challenge

GEA wanted to replace an MPLS provider and leverage the benefits of SD-WAN. They also wanted to find a cloud security-focused vendor to support the company’s cloud-first approach, consolidate security vendors and implement a SASE platform.

The Solution

GEA gained a customer-focused collaborator in Open Systems. A comprehensive technology platform allows GEA to add services over time, and Managed SASE has centralized internet connectivity and network security service for SD-WAN. GEA has increased the visibility and transparency of network traffic. GEA experienced improved collaboration among global teams and can leverage cloud-based applications more effectively. GEA also lowered the number of escalations drastically and the team now has a unified overview of ISPs through a single pane of glass.