August Rüggeberg GmbH & Co. KG (PFERD)

Secure internet access in a business environment

PFERD is the leading brand for the development, manufacture, consulting and sale of tool solutions for surface treatment and cutting of materials. Behind the well-known PFERD tool brand is August Rüggeberg GmbH & Co. KG with 1,870 employees worldwide, 8 production sites in Germany and abroad, 25 international sales companies around the globe and 5 sales offices in Germany. PFERD operates in its 200-year tradition as a family business exclusively in the premium sector.

The company attaches great importance not only to quality in tool production, but also in terms of safety. To reliably protect employees' Internet access against malware, PFERD uses the secunet safe surfer in all areas of the company - including management. Unsecured Internet access is the biggest gateway for malware. The secunet safe surfer solution closes this gap by allowing a browser to work in a secure quarantine environment and to control it remotely, so to speak.

Safe surfer terminal server cluster installations were set up at three international locations: Marienheide (Germany), Johannesburg (South Africa) and Melbourne (Australia). All servers are centrally controlled from Marienheide by a comprehensive management system. In addition, further international locations of the company are connected to the safe surfer system via the three locations mentioned above. The infrastructure ensures smooth operation without any loss in performance. This allows employees all over the world to work with the same latency as employees at headquarters.