Founded in 1996, Clover Technologies Group is the world’s largest remanufacturer and distributor of imaging supplies. It provides remanufactured laser and inkjet cartridges and printer parts from its high-tech factories around the world.
To be an ever-more-trusted partner to its customers, Clover increased its focus on security. “Every time you turn on the TV, you see that someone has been compromised, or leaked sensitive data,” says David J. Kueffner, Vice President of IT Infrastructure at Clover Technologies “We want to be proactive and protect our data. That requires managing endpoints effectively to prevent infection, ensuring we have the visibility necessary to manage and remediate incidents in real time—while making sure users stay productive.”
Clover understands the value of technology capabilities that are designed to work together. “We’re fully integrated on the Microsoft platform—the more we can use the tools available to us, the greater value we can provide to Clover,” notes Kueffner.
This streamlined experience was a major driver behind the company’s decision to adopt Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) for its next-generation antivirus, exploit protection, and endpoint detection and response (EDR) capabilities as part of its recent upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 across its desktop ecosystem. “The deployment process was very smooth,” recalls Kueffner. “We rolled it out as we upgraded existing devices, and then put domain policy in place to make sure any new device with the minimum requirements gets Windows Defender ATP operational.”