Oetker Collection is the luxury hotel business line of the German Oetker Group, a family business also active in shipping and agri-food. Oetker Collection, whose first steps in the hotel business date back to 1941, has undertaken an international expansion in recent years. Today, the Oetker Collection portfolio consists of nine prestigious hotels. Collectively referred to as ‘masterpiece hotels,’ they are distinguished by their extremely high quality of service. Each property is one-of-a-kind, reflecting a fascinating European heritage and sharing a passion for hospitality, historical architecture, and exceptional interior design, all while paying close attention to detail.
To support the growth of the company, the issue of replacing its IT infrastructure protection arose. The solution the Group was looking for had to respond to new threats and be integrated into the future project of centralizing its IT resources. The Parisian hotel Le Bristol Paris had taken the lead in this project. Florian Rousselle, Global Operations IT Manager for Oetker Collection, explains: “The antivirus software previously installed was not configurable and we felt we didn’t really have a full grasp of the network status. We also wanted to be better protected against ransomware, which had begun to make its appearance at the time.” G DATA solutions were able to address these issues during the selection tests. The combination of the two analysis engines operating in parallel ensures optimal detection of threats. The behavior analysis module makes it possible to block new or unknown dangers, such as ransomware. Finally, the administration console provides a detailed view of the security status of the workstations.