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Glu Mobile is a leading developer and publisher of mobile games. Its ecosystem includes nearly 1,000 employees globally, as well as contractors, customer care teams, business partners, and third-party vendors — with less than 25 team members across IT, Security, and DevOps.
Remote work reveals digital process inefficiencies and asset management gaps at the best of times. For John Fox, senior security engineer at Glu Mobile, the dramatic push toward remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated an already-urgent desire to find a better asset management solution for his sprawling ecosystem.
Fox and his team identified two critical priorities:
However, they faced a significant challenge in addressing these priorities. Because Glu Mobile acquired several companies, Fox’s team struggled to maintain a data inventory that was accurate as the business expanded. COVID-19 exacerbated the issue as the company transitioned to remote work for the health and safety of its global employee base.
The Glu Mobile team didn’t have an accurate inventory of all assets, largely because their existing tools failed to live up to the task. Inventory solutions couldn’t provide an up-to-date look into the data — counts differed between vulnerability management, endpoint protection, and inventory management sources.
“We had issues with name resolution, user access, and version controls,” said Fox. The company badly needed a way to gain a single source of truth that showed all assets in one easy-to-use database. Meanwhile, Glu Mobile made do with labor-intensive tools that couldn’t live up to the realities of acquisitions, much less remote work.
Glu Mobile sought a solution that could fully compile their assets and give them a “single source of truth” view into their assets and user access.
So, when Fox saw an Axonius demonstration during a security webinar, he felt it was precisely the tool his team needed to address pandemic concerns and long-standing data needs. The team moved quickly out of necessity, and the Axonius Cybersecurity Asset Management Platform was implemented within a month or two of the initial demonstration.
“We tested Axonius against other products for comparison. Axonius was the only one that would actually do a full-on data aggregation. A lot of companies try to do the same thing, but it’s Axonius that does it better,” he explained.
John Fox, Senior Security Engineer, Glu Mobile