Case Study: CLS
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About the customer

CLS is a satellite systems operator and provider of value-added products and services since 1986. The cyber security team at CLS utilizes Outpost24’s vulnerability management and application security solutions to secure essential IT infrastructure and monitor critical web applications.



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The Challenge for CLS

CLS, a subsidiary of the French Space Agency CNES and of CNP, has been at the forefront of providing innovative monitoring and surveillance solutions for the Earth since 1986. The company’s primary objective is to protect and understand the planet while managing its resources sustainably. With its headquarters in Toulouse, France, CLS has a global presence with 30 sites and employs 900 skilled professionals.

CLS is engaged in five strategic areas of activity, including sustainable fisheries management, environmental monitoring, maritime surveillance, mobility and energies, and infrastructure monitoring. CLS process environmental data and positions from 80,000 beacons per month, along with ocean and inland waters observations. CLS also monitors land and sea activities using cutting edge satellite technology.

The CLS group has set ambitious goals to take advantage of new markets, building upon its strong growth in recent years. With its focus on sustainability and innovative solutions, CLS is committed to providing a better understanding of our planet to protect it for future generations.

Strengthening Cyber Resilience

CLS has experienced exponential growth in recent years, which has led to increased threats from cyber criminals seeking to exploit the company and its subsidiaries to steal critical information. The CLS Security Engineer is responsible for managing security, with the primary objective of ensuring they have a comprehensive inventory of servers, applications, and enhanced visibility of all assets to identify areas of vulnerability.

“Our aim is to obtain concrete information on the vulnerabilities that need to be addressed to mitigate risks and apply the appropriate security controls. Before Outpost24 was engaged, we had struggled with vulnerability scanning, which overloaded servers, slowed down operations and created inefficiencies in our service cycle.”

Cedric Barrere | IT Manager

Outpost24 was able to meet this requirement by providing automated vulnerability management, and enabling continuous scanning without adversely affecting critical business operations. This has allowed CLS to implement robust cybersecurity measures to protect against cyber threats and ensure the safety of its critical assets.

“We’ve been given invaluable insights into our servers and assets which we didn’t have before to better understand vulnerabilities and advise on the imminent threats for prioritization and remediation. The automated scanning and JIRA integration saves us valuable time on remediating real threats.”

Cedric Barrere | IT Manager

Advanced reporting to drive security strategy

The CLS team considers the reporting function vital as it enables them to quickly draw conclusions from the data and take the right actions in a guided approach. This function is crucial in ensuring that the team can track the evolution of faults, the percentage of updates and patches made, and the possibility of marking faults and accepting risks.

The Outpost24 solution is well-detailed, making it easy to understand and saving time for everyone involved. The solution is customized to fit our needs and built for the infrastructure of our organization.

CLS has successfully utilized Outpost24 solutions to foster a deeper understanding of their attack surface, ultimately mitigating cyberattack risk. In addition, the skilled Outpost24 team delivered exceptional support throughout the process and provided the CLS team with insights to drive the best results.

Since utilizing Outpost24 solutions, CLS has improved its cybersecurity posture through the implementation of vulnerability scanning and application security testing. By partnering with Outpost24, CLS has complete confidence in the security of its entire infrastructure and web applications, ensuring protection for both its business and subsidiaries.

We are delighted to work with Outpost24 and have complete confidence that our entire infrastructure and web applications are secure, and we can prove our security for our business and our subsidiaries.