Global HR Company Randstad Selects Trend Micro to Protect its Public Cloud Infrastructure

Randstad Group, a human resources (HR) and flexible work services industry leader, has selected Trend Micro to ensure all services on its new cloud infrastructure will benefit from optimum security protection using Deep Security-as-a-Service (SaaS). Randstad has selected Trend Micro – global provider of server protection solutions – as its cloud infrastructure security solution partner for the next five years.

trend micro cloud securityThe Randstad Group is currently consolidating and centralizing its IT infrastructure across 30 IT departments providing service to 40 operating companies in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. This transformation would increase efficiencies, reduce risks and align IT infrastructure with Randstad’s digital vision to provide better service.

At year-end 2016, Netherlands-based Randstad has 36,524 corporate employees worldwide. In 2016, Randstad generated revenue of € 20.7 billion. Randstad was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands.


The Trend Micro Deep Security solution encompasses a complete set of security controls which are entirely host and consumption-based. Automated policy-based protection is possible thanks to the integration of the controls in its design. In this SaaS model, Randstad will only incur the costs associated with the actual use of the platform (pay as you go). 

Deep Security is optimized to integrate with a large number of Microsoft and Linux server platforms offering fast and effective protection against new and unknown vulnerabilities. Deep Security supports DevOps processes and container technology integrating with Splunk and ServiceNow, which Randstad will also deploy.

“Today the disruptive influences of digital technology are providing us with more opportunities to capitalize in our markets,” said Bernardo Payet, general manager, Randstad Global IT Solutions. “We decided to centralize responsibility for all IT Infrastructure into the new Global IT Shared Service Center (SSC). In turn, the IT SSC was looking for partners to transform the landscape over time, to a fully cloud-enabled future mode of operations. We found in Trend Micro the perfect combination of an effective and scalable platform to fulfill Randstad’s security requirements.”

With more than 5,000 employees in over 50 countries and one of the world’s most advanced global threat intelligence technologies, Trend Micro enables organizations to secure their journey to the cloud.

“Trend Micro helps companies embrace cloud technologies securely,” said Steven Heyde, regional director, Trend Micro Benelux. “Ultimately this delivers a flexible and efficient infrastructure with applications and data which can be used safely in the cloud. We are proud to support Randstad Group in their transition to the AWS Cloud.”