Stater Bros. Markets
A Powerhouse of Products
Stater Bros. Markets uses a combination of FireEye products for its security needs. It relies on the FireEye Email Threat Prevention (EX series) Platform to detect and block spear phishing and other threats to its email security. The tool is able to detonate and analyze suspicious email attachments and embedded URLs to help Stater Bros. Markets prevent, detect, and respond to email-based cyber attacks.
The company also uses the FireEye Network Security (NX series) products to detect and block malicious files, communications and exploits to improve its web and network security. The NX helps to ensure that threat actors are less likely to compromise Stater Bros. Markets’ key systems and perform reconnaissance or establish long- term control and access.
Endpoint security is key, and Stater Bros. Markets counts on the FireEye® Endpoint Security (HX Series) as their “authoritative source of security information. We derive value from it daily.” Prior to the FireEye solution, the company measured its ability to keep up with encroachments in days or more. Now? They can be measured in minutes, even seconds. “Our ability to detect and react to an incursion is no longer a manual method but a well-structured process centered around the HX platform.” Together with the FireEye Central Management (CM) Series as a threat intelligence hub, Stater Bros. Markets is armed with an ecosystem that allows total connectivity across platforms within its security architecture. The result? The most thorough cyber security approach, with deep visibility and end-to-end protection.
The Cost Factor
Whether it is stolen credit card information or Point-of- Sale (POS) breaches, attackers are increasingly targeting retailers as a source of rich commercial and personal information. Cabrera said combining the strengths of the FireEye products “gives us options, and those options become even more valuable as the attacks change very quickly. We are able to retool and modify as necessary. I like that flexibility.”
Stater Bros. Markets estimates the FireEye solution has stopped at least three dozen significant threats against its business. “The FireEye solution saves approximately $225,000 per annum in hard ROI through elimination of manual efforts to track down incidents with questionable efficacy. The potential brand damage is estimated to be in the tens of millions; enough to change the Southern California grocery landscape. “We have to do everything we can to protect ourselves. All it would take is one breach and 80 years of success would be gone.”
Stater Bros. Markets said one of the best benefits to the FireEye solution is its lack of noise. “If HX says something is wrong, then we look into it. There is so much noise with other solutions, you don’t really have time to go and investigate. But when the FireEye HX blinks, we take notice.”
Stater Bros. Markets
Stater Bros. Markets, the largest privately owned grocery chain in Southern California, sells groceries to millions of customers in the region. Stater Bros. Markets traces its beginnings back to a small grocery store on West Yucaipa Boulevard in Yucaipa, California. Twin brothers Cleo and Leo Stater purchased the original Stater Bros. Markets with a $600 down payment and opened it for business on August 17, 1936. Today, Stater Bros. Markets operates 168 full-service supermarkets with more than 18,000 employees. Its new state-of-the-art 2.3 million square foot corporate offices and distribution center is located in San Bernardino, California.