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Case study Cianbro The Challenge Ensuring safety wherever work happens Along the way to becoming one of the United States' largest 100% employee-owned construction and construction services companies, Cianbro built something less tangible but just as solid as the technically complex, historic, and environmentally sensitive projects it's been planning, managing, and constructing for public and private clients since 1949: a reputation for safety. Perennially recognized for safety excellence by organizations such as the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), that reputation is well-earned. "More than just a priority, safety is a core value that informs every aspect of how we work" says Ryan Deppe, Network Operations Supervisor at Cianbro, "and we neither take nor accept unnecessary risks." The same total commitment to safety that fosters productive, injury-free job sites extends to Cianbro's 25 permanent facilities and countless project sites in 40 states, where it covers everything from the operation of multi-ton equipment to the network and data accessed by 200-gram mobile devices. Objective While an increasingly untethered workforce brought new productivity gains to construction leader Cianbro, inadequate network security protections for remote workers ran counter to the company's deeply ingrained safety- first culture and risked exposure to ransomware, phishing, and other malware. Integrated within its existing Cisco security platform, Cisco Umbrella delivered powerful security to employees and devices working both in the office and off the network. Solution Cisco Umbrella Impact • Decreased malware by 50 percent • Introduced strong new protections for mobile workforce • Uncovered previously undetected threats and usage policy violations • Increased visibility of users, data, and apps across the network "Cisco Umbrella Roaming Client protects all of our production data, all of our mobile workforce, and all of our workstations—all of the time." Ryan Deppe Network Operations Supervisor Cianbro

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