Gamania boards CyberArk platform to beef up defenses

Taiwan-based Gamania Group has implemented the CyberArk Identity Security Platform to strengthen its cybersecurity defenses. 

Gamania Group’s businesses span payment services, e-commerce, online media, original content and IT and serves over 10 million gamers, customers and employees.

The group’s flagship business – the eponymous online and mobile games publisher – developed and runs some of the world’s most popular online games. 

With its large customer base, Gamania needs to balance a positive and rewarding gaming experience, while protecting users from being victimised by malicious actors who could be seeking to cause damage or extract money from the business and its customers. 

Other businesses in the group, such as the GASH online payment system and GAMA PAY e-payment service — the first of its kind in Taiwan — have also been prime targets for cyber attackers.  

Gamania Group tasked Digicentre, an IT services business specialising in cybersecurity and borne out of Gamania’s former IT and security department, to build a robust cybersecurity defense strategy for the entire group. CyberArk was selected for its robust privileged access management and endpoint privilege management capabilities.

“Protecting privileged access has become a core component of Gamania Group’s cybersecurity strategy,” said Paul Ding, general manager of Digicentre. “We believe the focus now should be on individual identity and access, especially since the traditional perimeter no longer exists.”  

CyberArk Privileged Access Manager and CyberArk Endpoint Privilege Manager —  part of the CyberArk Identity Security Platform — will enable Gamania Group to automatically discover and onboard human identities, privileged credentials and secrets; centralise policy management so admins can manage passwords and user access securely and efficiently; remove local admin rights and enforce least privilege across the group; and implement foundational endpoint security controls across multiple platforms. 

The platform has helped reduce the potential impact of cyberattacks by quickly detecting, analysing and containing potential threats and protecting access to critical data and assets to reduce services disruption.  

“We now have greater insight about what is needed to mitigate risks,” said Ding. “In addition, we have seen improvements to our security management operations with better efficiency and productivity from the significantly reduced number of alerts the systems generate.”

Built for the dynamic enterprise, the CyberArk Identity Security Platform enables secure access for any identity — human or machine — to any resource or environment from anywhere, using any device.