The way people work has changed
Founded in Spain in 1979, Cosentino has a deep history rooted in innovation. For decades, its eco-friendly and technologically advanced surfaces have allowed customers to create unique, sustainable environments for home and public spaces. With its diverse operations — from manufacturing to cutting-edge design — Cosentino requires a networking and security solution that is as flexible as it is effective.
“With the rise in remote work and the use of cloud applications, we had to rethink our traditional network,” said Zengin. “We had very good protection within our offices, but once people were working remotely, they were largely outside the scope of our security.”
Enabling hybrid work and global expansion
Cosentino has implemented Cisco Umbrella to provide cloud security for 100% of its users both on and off the network. Umbrella combines multiple, cloud-based security functions into one solution to extend data protection to devices, remote users, and distributed locations.
“Due to our worldwide presence, Cisco Umbrella was the best fit for us over other potential solutions,” said Zengin. “Other products may have provided adequate defenses, but the user experience did not match our needs. With Umbrella, the traffic is very fast, and it was seamless for us to deploy. The key benefit from the users’ point of view is transparent protection and the availability of resources from wherever they are working.”
With Umbrella, the traffic is very fast, and it was seamless for us to deploy. The key benefit from the users’ point of view is transparent protection and the availability of resources from wherever they are working.
– Diego Zengin, Global CTO, Cosentino
Integrated networking and security
Cisco has allowed Cosentino to consolidate multiple, disparate security technologies into a unified solution for consistent protection and simplified management. “Connecting Meraki to Umbrella took just two clicks,” said Zengin. “This isn’t the same with other solutions.” The Cisco integration is imperative for Cosentino’s goal of standardizing security across its offices to make sure they are all safeguarded with the same rules and policies.
Meraki and Umbrella also serve as crucial components in Cosentino’s transition to secure access service edge (SASE) architecture. SASE converges security and networking into a single, cloud-delivered service to enable access to applications from anywhere users work. The centralization of security and networking in the cloud with Meraki and Umbrella has set the stage for full SASE adoption at Cosentino.