Case Study

How Tachyon helped SDI Media react to WannaCry in minutes (rather than days)

I’d looked at Tanium. But in terms of speed of response, it was not the same. It wasn’t instantaneous. In terms of speed of response and the ability to do actions right now, Tachyon is amazing.

Sarb Dhanda
Director of Applications and Helpdesk Support, SDI Media

Tachyon helped SDI Media react to WannaCry in minutes (not days)

When WannaCry launched in May of 2017, 230,000 computers in over 150 countries were affected. Each business rapidly began updating their systems in effort to stop the virus from spreading and taking over their infrastructure. Most were not so lucky. But with Tachyon, SDI Media was able to respond quicker than those organizations with slow, outdated software.

How Tachyon helped SDI Media react to WannaCry in minutes (rather than days)

Why Tachyon?

After considering Tanium but feeling discouraged, Sarb Dhanda Director of Applications and Helpdesk Support, SDI Media was impressed by the assurance of Tachyon's incredible speed.

“I’d looked at Tanium. But in terms of speed of response, it was not the same. It wasn’t instantaneous. In terms of speed of response and the ability to do actions right now, Tachyon is amazing."

How Tachyon helped SDI Media react to WannaCry in minutes (rather than days)

How Tachyon Could help

There were three distinct areas in which Sarb Dhanda believed Tachyon could help the SDI Media IT infrastructure:

1.)Tachyon could be used to give insight into what’s happening on all of SDI’s endpoints at any given time.

2.) Tachyon could help safeguard SDI’s valuable media assets. “We have movie assets coming from third parties that need to be secure." and

3.) Tachyon could prevent malware spread. “One of my initial thoughts was that, if I knew I had identified a malware virus’s executable DLL file, I could use Tachyon to establish instantly if we were infected,” said Dhanda.

To find that file on every single machine with SCCM is really difficult because you have to set it to do an inventory, wait for the inventory itself, and then get a report. That could take a few days or even weeks. With Tachyon, we’d be able to do a search of all the machines and get that answer in minutes instead.”

Tachyon Product Packs

Within a few hours of the WannaCry attack, 1E provided Tachyon users with a Product Pack that enabled them to respond more thoroughly. “We knew that the WannaCry ransomware would be constantly mutating, and those other versions of it will come out: we needed to make sure that SMBv1 was switched off everywhere,” said Dhanda.

How Tachyon helped SDI Media react to WannaCry in minutes (rather than days)
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