CSO100 Award 2019

Amirthavalavan A, the IT Infra Head at Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited (TAFE) has been with the organization for close to two decades now. He joined the company in 2000 as an IT Manager.


At TAFE, Amirthavalavan A was responsible for the deployment of Deep security for Virtualization landscape, DLP with IRM (Information rights Management). It gives the company control over confidential data with its suppliers, bankers and dealers. The solution is deployed in a distributed architecture across the company. The manufacturer needed protection of all virtual servers. Although APT, WAF and AV for all DC assets were in place, the business needed to mitigate the risk on a single point of failure and protect all VMs from external attacks. The company also implemented information encryption - the information rights management solutions uses encryption to prevent unauthorized access. A key or password can be used to control access to the encrypted data. The permission management solution ensures that a document is encrypted against unauthorized users.