AMOCO Federal Credit Union Success Story:

Advanced protection against internal and external threats

AMOCO Federal Credit Union (FCU) is based in the Houston, Texas area, where the state’s oil and natural gas thrives along the Gulf Coast. Serving nearly 93,000 members, the credit union’s reputation for impeccable service and a focus on developing trusted relationships among its members and its own team have earned it accolades and, more significantly, member-driven referrals.

The process of ensuring the system and data security AMOCO FCU’s members expect was challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic and the work-from-home shift. The credit union was not going to risk its members’ data integrity nor its own reputation by remaining passive and potentially vulnerable.

AMOCO FCU’s leadership knew they needed a technology partner who could support their credit union and workforce on multiple data and systems security fronts. And they knew Möbius Partners was the right choice for them.

The challenges AMOCO FCU faced included:

  • Creating secure connections for remote and work-from-home users
  • Increasing visibility and control across its entire IT infrastructure
  • Preventing security threats through email
  • Protecting the entire enterprise – branch offices and its data center – from internal and external threats to its systems.

Möbius Partners helped AMOCO FCU address those challenges by leveraging industry best practices and implementing multiple Fortinet products that protect data and prevent unauthorized access.

To support remote users, the Möbius Partners team implemented Fortinet Fortigate, FortiClient EMS / FortiClient Endpoint Agent, a scalable solution to ensure the organization maintained consistent security policies and access control across all AMOCO’s applications, devices and users, regardless of their location. After evaluating options with Möbius, the AMOCO FCU team selected FortiAnalyzer for powerful log management, analytics and reporting. FortiAnalyzer provides single-pane orchestration, automation and response for simplified security operations; proactive identification and remediation of risks; and complete visibility of the entire attack surface.

“Our biggest concern when we’re making big changes like a firewall is downtime. We don’t want anything to affect our members. We were able to deploy Fortigate without any downtime for our members which is of utmost importance to us. Mobius understands that and they make sure to protect us and ensures that the transition is seamless. The implementation with Mobius Partners was flawless,” said Paul Ladd, Vice President of Information Systems & Technology at AMOCO Federal Credit Union

The Möbius team also brought Fortinet FortiMail to the solution matrix to deliver advanced multi-layered protection against the full spectrum of email-borne threats, and FortiGate Firewall that includes intrusion detection system (IDS), intrusion prevention system (IPS) and web filtering for further security.

Möbius Partners doesn’t oversell solutions. We tailor them to fulfill a client’s needs in the short-term with an eye on the same solutions’ ability to provide long-term support. That’s one reason we are the choice for organizations like AMOCO FCU.

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Paul Ladd Paul Ladd, Vice President of Information Systems & Technology at AMOCO Federal Credit Union

challenges:

  • Secure remote connections
  • Protection from security threats
  • Data at risk of loss or corruption

solutions:

  • Scalable VPN solution
  • Visibility into all security operations
  • Intrusion detection and prevention
  • Weekly status reports and meetings provided key stakeholders with needed information.

benefits:

  • Improved security
  • Consistent security policies and controls
  • Advanced protection against threats both internal and external