Managed Firewall project

Sonneveld Group selects Infradata Managed Firewall service

Managed Firewall Service selected after extensive IT Risk Assessment

Industry: Food

Challenge: Reduce on-site firewall management workload and improve security of growing volume of cloud applications

Solution: Infradata supplies, manages and optimizes Firewall infrastructure via Managed Services.

Sonneveld Group, subsidiary of Orkla Food Ingredients (OFI) and international leader in the bakery sector has chosen Infradata's Managed Firewall services. The Infradata ITAC (Infradata Technical Assistance Center) is now responsible for 24x7 monitoring and proactive management of the firewalls, with the highest priority being availability, safety and constant monitoring.

Orkla is a leading supplier of brand consumer goods for the food sector, home shopping, specialized retail, pharmacy and bakery sector. The Nordics and Baltic regions and several countries in Central Europe are Orkla's main markets.


Sonneveld develops and produces innovative, customer-specific solutions for the bakery sector and related food industry, such as the reprocessing of bread and the ready-for-use dough FermenSon. As a specialist in the bakery, Sonneveld has extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of bakery soil and materials, process knowledge and market insights. Sonneveld provides support to customers and the bakery industry to keep it healthy and successful.

Cloud security and increasing connectivity

IT is an important element in Sonneveld's business operations. The production process is continuously monitored and the IT environment provides support for the sales and administration departments. Due to high dependence on available connectivity and the increasing use of cloud-based applications in particular, Sonneveld needed an extensive analysis of their IT security and network infrastructure through an IT Risk Assessment.

“Thanks to Infradata's Managed Firewall service, we no longer have to worry about anything that has to do with firewall management. This saves a lot of time. With this cost-efficient solution we strengthen our IT security structurally.” - Ismail Yasemin, CIO at Sonneveld

Firewall Management: A business challenge

During the risk assessment stage the network infrastructure, configuration and firewall software were analyzed by Infradata Cyber Security specialists. Among other findings, an upgrade of the firewall software and configuration was required. After carrying out this review, it became apparent that maintaining the Firewall software and ensuring the the configuration was updated and optimized on a constant basis was a unnecessarily time-consuming process for Sonneveld. With the Managed Firewall services from Infradata, this issues has been solved. Infradata's security specialists manage and monitor in real-time all the firewall configuration and activities.

“Infradata’s industry expertise gave us a lot of confidence during the initial engagement phase and they clearly demonstrated their expertise in the area of Cyber Security. In a short time we knew how critical network elements could be better secured and optimized. Infradata is therefore the logical choice for Sonneveld to be entrust with the management of our firewalls.” - Ismail Yasemin, CIO at Sonneveld

An additional element of the Infradata Managed Firewall solution is the recently introduced extended Firewall Reporting Service. Thanks to regular reporting, additional insights are provided into Firewall activities and suggestions provided on remedial actions. As a consequence, Infradata provides better insight into cyber threats as well as an overview of security activities and truly becomes a permanent and trusted partner in the field of Cyber Security.

Sonneveld Group

Sonneveld Group, subsidiary of Orkla Food Ingredients (OFI), is an international top player in the bakery sector and develops and produces innovative, customer-specific solutions for the bakery sector and related food industry, such as the reprocessing of bread and the ready-to-use batter FermenSon.

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