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As an industry leader in providing services to the media, entertainment and communications industries, Technicolor must protect its digital assets against unauthorized downloads. With Novell ZENworks Endpoint Security Management, Technicolor successfully prevents downloading of content to unauthorized removable storage devices.

> Overview
Since bringing color to motion pictures 90 years ago, Technicolor has evolved into a global and diversified corporation that is now considered the preeminent worldwide provider of services to the media, entertainment and communications industries.

> Challenge
Working with Hollywood’s top motion picture studios, Technicolor produces more than 1.8 billion DVDs and 43 million CDs each year. Protecting such an immense volume of high-profile content moving among different locations is a top priority for Technicolor’s IT staff.

Technicolor wanted to prevent the possibility of someone using an unauthorized device, such as a personal media player, USB drive, or other removable storage device, to download digital content.

> Solution
Technicolor found an innovative endpoint security solution with Novell ZENworks Endpoint Security Management.

Novell ZENworks Endpoint Security Management maintains endpoint security by assigning policies to desktop and laptop port access by approved devices only. Technicolor security administrators can choose to give employees complete freedom over the attachment of external devices via USB, FireWire, Bluetooth, Infrared and PCMCIA ports, or limit them to data transfer within the safe office environment.

Disabling all USB devices was not a feasible option as this would prevent the use of necessary business devices such as mice and printers. Instead, Novell ZENworks Endpoint Security Management works at the operating system level to control nearly 200 DVD compression and authoring workstations. These systems now prevent unauthorized downloads to personal media players, flash memory devices and DVD burners.

The policy management features of Novell ZENworks Endpoint Security Management allow the IT staff to assign different levels of read and write access to certain groups of users. With serialized USB storage control, the IT staff can also control and monitor access from company-owned devices, based on serial numbers.

Technicolor is also using ZENworks Endpoint Security Management to centrally control firewall settings, based on location. Having a centralized solution eliminates the need for IT staff to travel to individual workstations.

“Novell ZENworks Endpoint Security Management prevents data breaches to the broad reaches of our mobile endpoint devices,” said Ken Spickler, Director of Production Networks for Technicolor. “This kind of security management helps Technicolor proactively anticipate possible breaches and prevent unauthorized access.”

When Technicolor receives a digitized movie from a studio partner via FireWire connectivity, for example, Novell ZENworks Endpoint Security Management allows the data to be read without allowing any possible content leak through a removable storage device.

Technicolor has received accolades from its movie studio customers for going above and beyond current industry standards to protect high-profile content.

“Reducing our security risks helps us strengthen our customer relationships,” said Spickler. “We can point to solutions such as Novell ZENworks Endpoint Security Management to show our customers how we are doing everything we can to secure their content.”

> Results
With Novell ZENworks Endpoint Security Management, Technicolor has protected its digital assets against threats from unauthorized removable storage devices. The company can control access to all DVD compression and authoring systems, allowing access only to authorized company-owned devices.

“Novell ZENworks Endpoint Security Management is an excellent solution,” said Spickler. “We get both the control and flexibility we need to protect hundreds of terabytes of intellectual property, and we have been able to do exactly what we set out to do.”

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