Managing Active Directory health as a global company
How MMG gained visibility over their AD infrastructure with Alsid
Revenue: 1.19B AU$
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1 Security Manager
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1 Customer Success Manager
Integration plan insights
MMG’s external security team has integrated the platform into their environment and are feeding information into their SOC for significantly faster response regressions in security posture. The organization is given a view into the security response without having to expend valuable resources.
Founded in 2009, MMG Limited is a global resources company that mines, explores, and develops base metal projects. The publicly listed company is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, with numerous mining projects and development entities around the world, including throughout Australia, Peru, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. MMG employs over 5000 people worldwide.
Lack of visibility
While MMG understands the critical importance of Active Directory within their corporate infrastructure, it is partially managed by a third-party organization. Insight and continuous AD monitoring is vital to strengthening their security posture. MMG wanted to ensure they had greater visibility on the overall health of their Active Directory. Understanding AD changes, potential unauthorized privileges, group policy settings, and attack pathways was critical to establishing robust AD security parameters.
MMG needed to acquire an instant-on solution that was non-intrusive but would allow maximum insights into their AD. Upon evaluating the market, the MMG team identified Alsid for AD. Alsid’s solution was simple and easy to implement with only two workshop sessions required. Upon implementation, MMG’s external security team was able to access a web-based interface allowing instant visibility into Indicators of Exposure (IoE) and tailor-made, step-by-step recommendations to map and fix existing weaknesses. This instant visibility provided MMG with valuable information on the volume of dormant and high-risk accounts, as well as real-time analysis of security issues affecting the Active Directory.
“In a highly outsourced environment, Alsid helps me ‘Trust, but Verify’”
MMG has seen immediate benefits from implementing Alsid for AD. These include:
Getting snapshots of the overall health of the managed Active Directory to drive security uplift within their internal formation.
Enabling remediation of existing security and hygiene issues in the Active Directory while reducing response time when new misconfigurations and security weaknesses occur.
Placing a greater focus on enhanced compliance and uplifting the overall health of the directory infrastructure.