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Scaling Attack Detections with Immediate Impact: Vimeo's IoT Journey

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 Scaling Attack Detections with Immediate Impact: Vimeo's IoT Journey - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy - Application Security
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy - Intrusion Detection
Applicable Industries
  • Cement
  • National Security & Defense
Applicable Functions
  • Maintenance
Use Cases
  • Supply Chain Visibility
  • Tamper Detection
  • Testing & Certification
The Challenge
Vimeo, a leading professional video platform with over 150 million users globally, was facing a challenge in terms of visibility into production traffic and new merger and acquisition activity. The company's rapid scaling and recent acquisitions necessitated a robust application security program to prevent prevalent attacks like XSS, SQLi, API abuse, and account takeover. Additionally, Vimeo required a solution that would seamlessly integrate with their newly built AWS infrastructure without the need for extensive tooling and upkeep. The company also wanted all requirements to be consolidated under a single vendor for ease of use across multiple teams.
The Customer
About The Customer
Vimeo is the world’s leading professional video platform, providing powerful tools for hosting, sharing, and streaming high-definition video. With over 150 million users globally and a number of recent acquisitions, Vimeo is scaling fast but remains highly focused on ensuring the creators and viewers have a seamless experience on their site. To support the company’s recent growth, the Vimeo team knew they had to strengthen their current application security program.
The Solution
Vimeo implemented Signal Sciences for its comprehensive detection and blocking capabilities, ease of use, minimal configuration and maintenance, and extensive visibility into attacks on their applications. Within 30 days, Vimeo was able to install, test, and deploy the solution in production across all of a new acquisition's infrastructure. The solution provided immediate time-to-value across different functions and teams, including Engineering, SRE, Dev, and Security. The 'out of the box' configuration not only improved general visibility but also stopped a lot of bogus traffic from hitting their resources. Unlike other Layer-7 approaches to security, Signal Sciences' next-generation WAF required no rules or ongoing maintenance to stop OWASP Top 10 attacks.
Operational Impact
  • The implementation of Signal Sciences resulted in low operational expenses for Vimeo. The solution saved the company hours of tuning and testing that is traditionally required with more legacy approaches to web application firewalls. With nearly non-existent operational expenses resulting in lower resource utilization, Vimeo was able to direct manpower towards more critical tasks. The company also gained better visibility into their traffic signals and more dedicated resources, enabling them to take on security projects with the data and automation Signal Sciences provided. In one unique use case, Vimeo implemented a callback to automatically roll back user accounts flagged for suspicious behavior, allowing them to scale their user protections while complementing other in-house tooling for the safest and best user experience.
Quantitative Benefit
  • Immediate time-to-value across different functions and teams
  • Installation, testing, and deployment in production across all of a new acquisition's infrastructure within 30 days
  • Significant reduction in bogus traffic hitting Vimeo's resources

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