Hapool Bolsters Web Browsing Security with RBI
Hapool was able to improve security for its workforce with Forcepoint RBI, without impacting the browsing experience for the end user.
After relying on Forcepoint Web Security, Email Security, and DLP to meet stringent Israel Ministry of Finance regulations, Hapool collaborated with Forcepoint to replace its browser isolation tool. It was able to migrate effortlessly to Forcepoint RBI in just one week. Now, its workforce benefits from more effective security while browsing the web, with no noticeable difference in performance.
- Replace existing on-premises browser isolation product.
- Conduct implementation without disrupting workforce productivity.
- Comply with strict government regulations for data protection.
- Implement cloud-delivered Forcepoint Remote Browser Isolation (RBI).
- Migrate to Forcepoint RBI in just one week.
- Meet and maintain regulatory compliance.
- Improve security without end user knowing any change was made.
- Bolster defenses against zero-day threats.
High marks for compliance
The Israeli Managing Association for compulsory car insurance was established by the Compulsory Insurance Law and is owned by the insurance companies in Israel. The Pool, or "Hapool," provides a solution for customers who belong to high-risk insurance populations, such as motorcyclists and dangerous drivers.
Compliance requirements and a need for better performance out of its existing browser isolation solution spurred Moti Ozana, CTO at Hapool, to review the Remote Browser Isolation (RBI) products available.
“Several months ago, we had some issues with our existing web isolation product, and we needed to find a different solution with our cybersecurity integrator in Israel,” Ozana said. “They recommended Forcepoint RBI.”
Hapool’s problems with its previous browser isolation product included performance issues as well as a lack of support to resolve them. The company has recently begun implementing Microsoft Office 365 and needed an RBI solution that could effectively and seamlessly route traffic through the cloud application. The company plans to expand its use of cloud applications in the future, so having an RBI solution to support that was key.
The insurer also needed to implement a new solution quickly and without any disruption to workforce productivity or break in regulatory compliance.
Full Deployment in One Week
Hapool must not only comply with Israeli governmental regulations for data protection and privacy, but under the Israel’s Ministry of Finance, the corporation is subject to strict regulations and is inspected annually by government regulators. Having a web browser isolation solution in place is one of those mandated requirements.
“The guidelines are very clear. We have to work very hard in the cybersecurity field to meet government requirements,” Ozana said.
Hapool has a long history with Forcepoint products and its integrator, 10Secure, knows the products well.
“We’ve been very satisfied with all of our Forcepoint products in terms of the advantages they provide in all of our cybersecurity areas. Our email is highly secure thanks to Forcepoint’s sandboxing solution,” Ozana said. “We were confident Forcepoint RBI would provide the same standard of security.”
The company moved quickly to establish a Proof of Concept. Happy with the results, it moved even faster to deploy the RBI.
"Before we started the PoC, we had concerns as any company would have about integrating a new solution,” Ozana said. “But the fact that Forcepoint offered a cloud deployment helped us to implement it very quickly. Within a week we performed the PoC and went live with the product.”
Forcepoint RBI Delivers Safe and Secure Web Access
Forcepoint RBI provides advanced threat protection via multiple web isolation rendering modes and integrated file sanitation technology to prevent zero-day web and file-based threats. It also provides a frictionless user experience: the web browsing experience is the same as it has always been. Users can leverage the native browser with full functionality and performance.
Browser isolation prevents websites from delivering malware, zero-day exploits, and phishing threats to endpoints. Risky websites, like uncategorized sites or new domains, and phishing URLs are rendered in remote virtual containers, isolating devices from threats.
The integrated solution offers a seamless, native web browsing experience while allowing secure, hassle-free access to websites that users need to successfully perform their jobs. Links, cookies, bookmarks, clipboards, etc. are available via all standard browsers, on any device, under any OS.
As a result, the solution provides the best of both worlds: zero-day threat protection with the ability to maintain high productivity.
"In the past three years of working with Forcepoint solutions, we’ve never had an issue,” Ozana said. “They’re stable cybersecurity tools for our company. This helped us feel confident in adding the new browser isolation solution to our portfolio.”
The Israeli Managing Association of Compulsory Vehicle Insurance.