Pioneer Investments, a global investment advisory firm, turns to a more sophisticated, multilayered defense-in-depth approach to boost security and compliance.

Operating an international financial advisory firm requires a sharp focus on security and compliance. In many cases, standard cyber-security measures arent adequate. Theres a need for a more sophisticated and multilayered defense-in-depth approach that spans IT systems.

At Pioneer Investmentswhich operates in 28 countries and relies on 350 investment professionals and 2,000-plus employees to address customer investment needsmonitoring and managing IT systems is a demanding task.

We have a very complex network infrastructure that must support the needs of the business at smaller and larger locations, explains Ken Pfeil, chief information security officer. In the past, we had best-of-breed disconnected tools. There was a need to consolidate and implement policies across the organization.