HHNK embraces Zero Sign-On and Mobile Threat Defense to support a secure work-from-home environment
Hoogheemraadschap Hollands Noorderkwartier (HHNK) is a water authority headquartered in Heerhugowaard, Netherlands. HHNK ensures clean municipal water and safe waterways for more than one million people by providing sewage purification, road and bridge maintenance, and water crisis management. HHNK also helps municipalities in low-lying areas mitigate the risks of rising sea levels and changing weather conditions. By monitoring more than 1,400 kilometers of dikes and dunes along the coastline and lakes, HHNK helps to prevent flooding in these areas.
To improve employee productivity and efficiency, HHNK first introduced mobile devices in 2013. At first, office staff and field workers were given secure access to email, calendar, and contacts on company-owned iPads and Android smartphones. For this initial mobile implementation, HHNK chose MobileIron acquired by Ivanti unified endpoint management (UEM) to remotely configure all of these devices and protect access to mobile business apps and data. Over time, HHNK needed to expand its mobile capabilities to enable secure productivity everywhere — especially after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“After coronavirus hit, we had to quickly add devices to our mobile infrastructure so our workforce could stay productive at home,” said Bas Wassink, Applications Manager at HHNK. “Ivanti enables us to quickly roll out new devices, including Android and iOS today, and Windows 10 in the near future. With ivanti, we can configure everything through one console instead of using different solutions. Every day something new comes up, and Ivanti helps us stay flexible enough to quickly adapt in this constantly changing environment.”