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Stolt optimizes connectivity for hybrid workforce

June 30, 2023
Global bulk liquid logistics provider deploys fully integrated Orange SASE solution designed to reduce complexity, unlock greater scalability, agility, visibility, and network control

Stolt-Nielsen, a global provider of bulk liquid logistics, recently selected Orange Business to provide a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solution that combines software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) connectivity with global Security Service Edge (SSE) to support the company’s hybrid workforce and drive business growth.

Stolt-Nielsen boasts a diverse portfolio that includes the world’s largest fleet of chemical tankers, terminals for the safe storage and handling of bulk liquids, and bulk door-to-door chemical delivery logistics, the company said.

The multinational enterprise was an early adopter of SD-WAN and now is moving to the next generation of advanced solutions. It was looking to replace a setup of internet providers and network solutions with one integrated service to optimize performance and security for its 2,500 hybrid users globally.

“As part of our transformation, we needed to define a secure, centralized, future-proofed digital infrastructure to support our business growth and innovation,” Peter Koenders, CIO at Stolt-Nielsen, said in a news release. “We chose Orange because of its ability to provide seamless, reliable global connectivity with the highest security standards delivered via SASE.”

Phased SASE deployment

Stolt-Nielsen wanted a trusted partner to help migrate from its former infrastructure and develop a phased SASE strategy. It chose Orange as the integrator because of its global network capabilities, security expertise, and broad portfolio of services.

The fully managed Orange SASE Advanced offering, created for Stolt-Nielsen in partnership with Netskope, provides enhanced global connectivity and consistent internet security on and off the network. With Netskope’s SSE infrastructure located across more than 70 regions globally, plugging it into the Orange network ensures data security can be managed centrally without affecting business productivity, the partners maintained.

“Stolt-Nielsen will reap the benefits of Orange SASE Advanced with a secure, flexible infrastructure built on our Evolution Platform and secured by Orange Cyberdefense,” said Nemo Verbist, senior vice president for Europe at Orange Business. “This innovative approach will help to drive the company’s secure digital transformation plans, advancing operational efficiency and propelling digital business growth.”