AWS Services Empowered Behavox to Support its Employees with the Best Infrastructure
AWS enabled Behavox to integrate efficiency in its infrastructure and provide the best facilities.
Behavox provides a suite of security products that help compliance, human resources, and security teams protect their companies and colleagues from bad actors. In 2018, as Behavox started rapidly expanding its customer base, its security team commenced a strategic upgrade of the company’s security infrastructure stack to continue effectively protecting its customers using scalable, robust, and commercially sensible security controls. In particular, Behavox needed a centralized, securely designed, multi-account solution to manage the growing number of Amazon Web Services (AWS) accounts hosting its software-as-a-service solutions.
To deliver the unified, high-visibility environment that it required, Behavox built a solution using AWS Organizations, which companies can use to centrally manage and govern their environments as they grow and scale their AWS resources. Using AWS Organizations alongside supporting AWS Identity Services let users manage identities, resources, and permissions securely and at scale. Behavox centralized and enhanced its security posture, optimized speed to market, and facilitated ongoing growth.
Behavox uses a proprietary artificial intelligence solution to analyze corporate communications data, helping enterprises detect illegal, immoral, or malicious behavior to protect their digital headquarters. The global company serves financial institutions across multiple verticals, including investment banks, asset managers, hedge funds, and wealth funds. Founded in 2014, Behavox selected AWS as its primary cloud infrastructure provider due to the provider’s track record of deploying solutions and facilitating compliance for large global financial institutions and regulatory authorities, as well as its excellent support and account teams.
The company embarked on an effort to build a comprehensive security operations layer onto its existing AWS infrastructure to help it efficiently manage its AWS accounts hosting customer workloads and to facilitate compliance as the company grows. Behavox wanted to deploy its security standards and controls in a unified, automatic manner with full visibility into the security configurations of each account.
Behavox adopted AWS Organizations, together with AWS Control Tower, to help it centralize account management, enable effective multi-account governance, and provide a mechanism for managing security and service control policies—which define the preventive guardrails that manage permissions for an organization. Using AWS, Behavox was able to augment its environment by incorporating security solutions alongside other AWS services—including Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose, an extract, transform, load service. Behavox relies on Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose to capture and ingest various types of log data across each environment as part of its centralized SIEM infrastructure.
Behavox has grown significantly to support more and larger customers. The company had already established a customer base of globally significant financial services institutions, but it has since expanded to serve diverse enterprises—including financial services, commodities traders, digital currency exchanges, and other high-growth companies—with employee bases of 60,000–100,000 employees. Because Behavox can add new AWS services efficiently, it can continue innovating to enhance its security operations.