DFDS was established in 1866 when C.F. Tietgen created a merger of the largest Danish steamship shipping companies. Since then, DFDS has been engaged in national and international transport of freight and passengers in the North Sea, Europe, the Mediterranean – and from the 20th century also in the United States and South America.
DFDS Seaways: Symantec Service solution
A Symantec Service solution from Dubex gives DFDS an overview of their web traffic and the opportunity to differentiate between security policies and utilise their bandwidth for business-critical traffic.
DFDS helps goods and passengers from one destination to another. Reliability and high performance are key issues – including when it comes to network traffic. DFDS’ ships function as floating hotels, and this is where they experienced previous challenges in relation to network access for employees and passengers. DFDS needed a flexible and redundant solution that could meet different needs from ship to ship, ensure network access from all types of devices and make optimal use of the existing bandwidth.
Overview and control gives us optimal utilisation of our bandwidth
With a Symantec Cloud Service solution, DFDS gets an overview and control over all web traffic. They have invested large sums in satellite bandwidth, which they can now utilise better for their business-critical traffic.
Symantec opens up the possibility of a nuanced security policy
DFDS has a large fleet of vessels with different purposes and needs. The Symantec solution ensures an appropriate setup in relation to the individual clients with different rights and restrictions. Jan Svane emphasises that it’s crucial for DFDS to be able to differentiate between their policies when needed, given that passenger ships need to be able to run viral marketing and make social media available to their guests, for example.
Easy administration and minimal investment
In addition to an overview of web traffic, DFDS also gets an overview of their costs in the form of a fixed monthly fee. Jan Svane explains:
Uptime guarantee and redundancy
DFDS has gone from a distributed solution to a cloud solution, where they get a comprehensive overview of the traffic on their ships and offices in different countries. Jan Svane also makes use of Symantec’s uptime guarantee:
Dubex sees the whole thing through
From the outset, DFDS has had a permanent consultant from Dubex available to them, who helped them define the right solution and commission the final Symantec Cloud Service solution.
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