Client background:

CDS (Century Distribution Systems, Inc.) is a logistics subsidiary of “K” Line, a trusted global carrier that operates a fleet of more than 530 vessels. Century has a global operations network in 69 countries for Supply Chain Management. Corporate office of CDS is based out of Virginia, United States.

Business Challenge

  • Core Business Critical Applications and Services (around 150 + instances) hosted in 2 regions in Azure Cloud

  • Secure tunnels were setup with 11 plus office locations and external vendors to access the Cloud based Applications

  • Access to their Core Applications within the 2 Cloud regions was completely open and it posed a severe Security risk

  • Connectivity from Cloud to on-premise had many ports open, creating a major Security Risk

Business Solution

  • Performed a detailed discovery and assessment of their current Cloud Environment

  • Suggested Azure Standard Firewall Service, based on Security risks and business requirements

  • Performed a SWOT analysis against other solutions (Checkpoint, Palo Alto) which competitors suggested

  • Designed the Cloud Architecture using cutting edge Azure Cloud Standard Firewall


  • 10 weeks end to end implementation

  • Cloud Environment was successfully secured with DDoS, DNATs and NSGs

  • Recreated Site to Site tunnels

  • Post implementation risk assessment was done to verify the closure of Security risks

  • Also implemented continuous monitoring through logs, which was not the case earlier

Business Benefits

  • Successfully delivered it from offshore with cost benefits

  • Appreciation received for Technical Documentation and Project Management

  • Provided a right fit solution of Azure firewall, in comparison to alternative solutions given by competitors

  • Best practices were implemented

  • Provided state of the art protection like DDoS, DNATs, NSGs etc. to protect their Cloud Infrastructure

  • Successfully transitioned the project to CDS team for BAU support