Intelligent CIO APAC Issue 23 - Page 65


Auto and General Southeast Asia enhances cloud infrastructure security

Rackspace Technology , a leading end-to-end , multi-cloud technology solutions company , has announced insurance solution provider Auto & General Southeast Asia ( SEA ) increased site speed by 60 %, optimized application performance and enhanced security of its cloud infrastructure by deploying Rackspace Managed Services on Cloudflare .

Auto & General SEA is part of an international insurance group , which provides insurance solutions for millions of policyholders across four continents . Headquartered in the British Isles , the wider group generates more than US $ 2 billion in annual revenue with its primary focus on digital business . The Auto & General SEA brands include Budget Direct Insurance Singapore and EasyCompare Thailand .
The company needed a cost-effective solution and a collaborative managed services partner that would implement robust security measures to maintain PCI compliance . In addition , the security solution needed to protect against cyberthreats and meet stringent insurance industry compliance regulations , without compromising site performance .
Auto & General SEA worked with Rackspace Technology to deploy Rackspace Managed Services on Cloudflare to easily deploy the latest security features to combat evolving cyberthreats , meet security requirements and move to a security solution seamlessly .
Sandeep Bhargava , Senior Vice President and Managing Director APJ for Rackspace Technology
By working with Rackspace Managed Services on Cloudflare , Auto & General SEA deployed an Edge Security solution that included a web application firewall ( WAF ), DDoS protection , domain name system ( DNS ) services and a global content delivery network ( CDN ).
“ Website performance was optimized with CDN and DNS services that allowed dynamic content acceleration , static content caching and image optimization . For example , code minification reduced the amount of code and markup on web pages and script files which in turn , reduced load times and bandwidth usage and improved the overall end-user experience ,” said Sandeep Bhargava , Senior Vice President and Managing Director APJ for Rackspace Technology .
“ In addition , real-time analysis is enabled through high-level access to dashboards and malicious traffic is blocked before it reaches the web application , resulting in lower web server utilization costs and reduced bandwidth consumption .”
Koji Yung , Infrastructure and Security Manager , Auto & General ( SEA ), said : “ We have experienced improvements in our web and mobile site delivery with latency being reduced and increased our website page load time by 60 % using Rackspace Managed Services on Cloudflare . This has helped keep customers on our site .
“ We now have access to 24x7x365 support from certified cloud security experts who help with fine-tuning and changes to our infrastructure . Rackspace Technology helps to ensure the ever-growing online presence of Auto & General SEA is secured and optimized .” p
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