YIT – Nixu gives YIT a clear view of their systems’ cybersecurity
Nixu provides YIT with a comprehensive cybersecurity solution that includes prediction, detection and monitoring of information security threats and management of information security breaches. The service covers all of YIT’s workstations.
YIT is the largest Finnish and significant North European construction company. YIT develops and builds apartments and living services, business premises and entire areas. IT is also specialised in demanding infrastructure construction and paving. YIT employes nearly 10,000 professionals in 11 countries. The new YIT was born when over 100-year-old YIT Corporation and Lemminkäinen Corporation merged on February 1, 2018. The restated pro forma revenue for 2018 was approximately EUR 3.2 billion.
YIT wanted to improve its ability to detect information security threats and breaches. YIT’s service production model was changing and the company was looking for a cybersecurity partner. They wanted a partner that offers a concentrated overview of the cybersecurity of YIT’s systems and provides solutions to any information security challenges that might arise. When selecting the partner, YIT focused on expertise and applicability on their multi-vendor model.
Cooperation between YIT and Nixu began in 2016. Through the cooperation, Nixu provides YIT with a comprehensive cybersecurity solution that includes prediction, detection and monitoring of information security threats and management of information security breaches. The service covers all of YIT’s workstations.
We cannot do everything by ourselves. According to our partnership strategy, we always strive to find the most suitable partner for our needs, while managing the whole ourselves. Nixu is a cybersecurity pioneer in Finland, and we have cooperated in different areas of information security for a long time. We chose Nixu as our partner, as they are the perfect cybersecurity service provider for us”, says YIT’s Chief Information Security Officer, Jussi Rautpalo.
Nixu has a proactive approach to information security threats. Certain areas of the customer’s environment are constantly monitored using state-of-the-art technology. When the monitoring system detects an anomaly in the customer’s environment, the control room is immediately notified and Nixu’s experts start investigating the reasons for the anomaly and the gravity of the possible threat. The service operates around the clock. At YIT, the service covers the workstations and service platforms that are used in the daily work.
Thanks to the cooperation, YIT has a close and trustworthy cybersecurity partner that can detect and solve security breaches in its IT environment. Nixu’s SOC (Security Operations Center) service team offers YIT top-quality monitoring around the clock. Acquiring similar capabilities of their own would be difficult and expensive for YIT.
We now have a better overview of our cybersecurity situation and can respond quickly to any anomalies. We can also better manage the cooperation between vendors in our multi-vendor model. As the cybersecurity market continues to grow, the competition between cybersecurity experts becomes more and more intense, and this makes it difficult to acquire expert resources of one’s own. For this reason, smooth cooperation with our partners is very important to us. Our cooperation with Nixu has proven to be useful, and we have been given professional service whenever we have needed it”, Rautpalo says.