Microsoft Azure at Heimdal Security

Cloud Use Optimization Increases Business Profitability

"The move to Azure was an important step for us towards greater flexibility and business efficiency. COMPAREX has accompanied and supported us all the way with great competence and professionalism. The COMPAREX team always has the customer‘s interest first. That‘s what I call a real partnership." Download the full case study (pdf)

Cosmin Toader Chief Technical Officer, Heimdal Security

Founded 2011, Heimdal Security provides cybersecurity intelligence products and online services for enterprises and consumers. With a unique, proactive approach, its solutions can stop even the most advanced cyber attacks. In 2018, Heimdal’s Thor Enterprise won the ‘Anti-Malware Solution of the Year’ at UK’s prestigious Computing Security Awards. More than 400,000 B2C and 5,000 B2B clients worldwide – among them major corporations, banks and public entities – protect their IT systems with Heimdal products. The Copenhagen-based company has offices in Bucharest and London. Product development takes place in Romania.

Customer: Heimdal Security

Industry: IT-Security

Services: AWS to Microsoft Azure migration, optimization of Azure architecture, Google to Microsoft Office 365 migration support; COMPAREX ISV partnership incl. technical & sales support; Microsoft co-sell support

Microsoft Azure Migration at Heimdal Security

As an innovative IT company, Heimdal has always used cloud services – both for product development and for the provision and management of its security solutions (e.g. online traffic analysis and machine-learning-powered threat detection). In 2017, the company decided to move from AWS to Microsoft Azure because it needed more managed services. Moreover, Heimdal planned to switch from Google’s G Suite to Microsoft Office 365 as a central platform for efficient internal and external collaboration.

"We were looking for a partner to help us with the migration," says Heimdal CTO Cosmin Toader. "Microsoft recommended COMPAREX, and we are glad to have followed this advice."

The COMPAREX experts knew that moving services and applications to the new platform is only the first step: the challenge is to skillfully leverage the platform‘s potential while keeping cloud consumption low to maximize business profitability.

By moving to Azure and Office 365, Heimdal was able to increase flexibility and future security, consolidate cloud resources, reduce administration, collaborate more efficiently with branch offices and partners, and decrease costs. By the end of the migration and optimization phase, estimated time savings of 2-3 days per month were achieved. The initial Azure optimization alone reduced consumption costs by 30%. Heimdal can now focus on product development and boost its business with new sales opportunities – both through Microsoft channels and, as a COMPAREX partner, through access to 25,000 COMPAREX customers in more than 30 countries.

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