Bede Gaming Deploys ZoneFox to Protect IP, Data, and Employees

Dr Jamie Greaves ZoneFox CEO

Edinburgh based cybersecurity platform Zonefox has announced that global online gaming and gambling software supplier Bede Gaming has deployed its platform. 

Bede Gaming, whose clients include Mecca Bingo, Pink Casino and betUK, will be using ZoneFox’s world-class security platform which combats the growing issue of insider threats. The gaming company processes hundreds of millions of transactions per month via its igaming platform. As the gambling and social gaming industries continue to digitise, the IP and technology that enables Bede’s platform to power operators online betting places has become more valuable.

Not only will the platform protect Bede Gaming’s IP, it will also secure and support the company’s practice of allowing their staff to work remotely. With a workforce of 160, at any one time, up to 20 employees can be working from a location outside of the firm’s headquarters. Due to the nature of remote working, it is vital that the company secure both data and employees when off the network without impeding their productivity. Therefore, the company wanted a cybersecurity solution that could be at the centre of a long-term strategy and empower it with the insights needed for a proactive and comprehensive cyber strategy.

The ZoneFox solution monitors user behaviour and data movement both on-and-off-network, alerting users to any malicious or anomalous behaviour. This is achieved through user and entity behaviour analytics (UEBA) and intelligent machine-learning technology that provides 360 visibility across the network and beyond.

Fostering Trust and Minimising Risk Key to Customers

Jim Hooker, Information Security Officer, Bede Gaming commented: “Our customers trust us to look after their data and that of their own customers. What was becoming increasingly clear to us was that the old ways of cybersecurity are just not up to scratch in the modern day. Our clients rightly expect us to protect them from an ever-evolving threat landscape. Trust is our currency and so it’s fundamentally important to us that we’re able to minimise risk across the business.

“To do that, we needed to have more insight into our data and its direction of travel – i.e. is it where it should be. At Bede we don’t want to do the sufficient, we want to go above the needed and that’s where ZoneFox comes in. Not only does it give us the actionable intelligence we need on known threats, but it also enables us to cover unknown threats and mitigate the risk proactively. To be an innovator, you’ve got to use an innovative platform. We pride ourselves on not just being the best, but having the best partnerships that will drive forward both our business and that of our clients.”

Dr Jamie Graves, CEO and founder, ZoneFox said: “Bede is a forward-thinking company that recognises the importance of data across the business. As it continues to grow in a competitive marketplace, its commitment to data protection, privacy and security will make it a valued partner to brands who recognise that a good security posture is vital to growth, expansion, and customer retention strategies.

“Over the last couple of years, we’ve built up a significant portfolio in the online gaming industry, Bede is a great addition to our client portfolio. We’re looking forward to working with them and their clients in the igaming industry, now and in the future.”


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