Verizon Business strengthens IT security for Fujifilm’s 75,000 employees – transforms networks for Astellas Pharma’s 70 locations worldwide

Astellas Pharma’s chooses Verizon Business to transform its global network infrastructure

Verizon Business will be responsible for managing the global network infrastructure for Astellas Pharma Inc – one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies with 14,000 employees spread across +70 locations worldwide.

This is to initiate a digital transformation so that Astellas can utilize advanced technologies to reduce drug development times, costs and create new revenue opportunities for the company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Astellas is a global company involved in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of innovative medicines. The company has identified digital transformation as a critical factor for business growth and has therefore been looking for a scalable and stable platform that can seamlessly manage tens of thousands of devices and endpoints across Astellas’ many global locations and across a virtualized multi-source environment.

Shinya Suda, Senior Vice President, Information Systems, Astellas states: “All the way from R&D through to sales, we see huge amounts of data and knowledge flowing through our business across our 70 locations around the world. We want to ensure we have a future-proof network that is open to using advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics to make data-driven decisions to deliver better value for our patients. Our network transformation will support the next phase of our growth.”

Fujifilm Group implementerer Advanced Security Operations Center Verizon Business

As part of Fujifilm’s ongoing IT infrastructure transformation, the company’s technology teams will now have access to Verizon’s Advanced Security Operations Center (SOC) capabilities in Canberra, Australia.

The agreement means that Fujifilm’s network and security experts in Asia, Europe and the US will be able to take advantage of the daily threat feeds from Verizon’s Threat Research Advisory Center (VTRAC) and have access to security engineers and analysts who monitor IT environments around the world 24/7 /7/365 basis.

Implementation of SOC is a crucial milestone in Fujifilm’s desire to create a cloud-based and zero-trust security architecture. Fujifilm was founded in 1934 and today has over 75,000 employees around the world. In addition to producing cameras and photographic equipment, Fujifilm is also active in e.g. healthcare, business innovation and imaging.

Over 27 trillion security incidents analyzed annually

According to the 2022 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, IT threats continue to grow. Of particular concern is the rise in ransomware attacks by organized criminals, which have increased by 13 percent in just one year – more than the past five years combined

Verizon analyzes over 27 trillion security incidents each year through its nine security operations centers around the world, six forensics labs and one of the largest IP networks in the world.

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