Guy Degrenne rolls out Sophos to defend against Conficker

March 24, 2009 Sophos Press Release

Guy Degrenne

Guy Degrenne protects its systems with solutions from Sophos.

IT security and control firm Sophos today announced that Guy Degrenne, the French leader in tableware, has selected Sophos to defend its networks against Conficker. Sophos Endpoint Security and Control has been rolled out across 320 machines and servers and was provided by French partner Data Concept Informatique.

Having suffered a Conficker outbreak, Guy Degrenne's existing solution failed to clear up the infection. Understanding the seriousness of the situation and in an attempt to protect the remaining uninfected PCs on network, the organisation quickly looked to adopt a new solution to fight the problem.

The simple-to-use management functionality of the product enabled quick configuration of the solution and the virus was rapidly cleared up after deployment, with the assistance of Sophos's technical support team. Guy Degrenne were able to prevent a total breakdown in external communications which would have been detrimental to their business.

"In terms of security, the reactivity of technical support - both via telephone and on-site - is vital, especially when a crisis occurs," said Jean-Pierre Montaut, IT Manager, Guy Degrenne. "I am able to verify firsthand the exceptional reputation of Sophos's products and first-rate support.

"Even though the contract was not yet signed, an initial intervention - followed two days later by the arrival of an on-site team - allowed for the installation and urgent deployment of the solution on all work stations," continued Montaut. "It was then possible to immediately identify the infected stations and to remediate them properly - which no other product had allowed. We had got to the stage where we were experiencing 1200 work station infections per day - a figure that was almost eliminated following the deployment!"

About Guy Degrenne

Guy Degrenne was founded in 1948 in Normandy, with the ambition to democratize stainless steel tableware, and has now become a market leader in tableware and kitchenware worldwide. The group, listed on the Paris Bourse, has an international presence, with diverse collections of porcelain, glassware, cutlery, as well as kitchen utensils and table accessories.