ULTA Beauty Securely Scales High-Growth e-Commerce Operation in the Cloud with ExtraHop
Unified visibility across work streams as well as security and network teams
Reduced false positive alerts for more efficient security operations
Accelerated migration of production work streams to Google Cloud
Ulta Beauty is the largest beauty retailer in the U.S. and the premier destination for cosmetics, fragrances, and skin and hair products. With more than 1,200 stores, the company prides itself on delivering exceptional guest experiences in-store, online, and with its loyalty program that boasts 30 million members and growing.
To support this fast growth without compromising guest experiences, in early 2019, Ulta started migrating its e-commerce platform to the Google Cloud Platform. While this offered greater scale, it also increased complexity and introduced opacity.
"We are always working to wow our guests, and from our team's perspective, it's all about protecting that guest," said Brown. "As our network grew, we found we lacked the visibility we needed to detect and respond to breaches and attacks."
The real value in ExtraHop Reveal(x) is the time we see returned to our engineers so they can focus on the things that matter, like projects, strategic initiatives, and — most importantly — innovation.
Chief Information Security Officer, Ulta Beauty
For Ulta, visibility meant more than just tools that provided insight into one part of the retail environment. The team needed a way to detect, investigate, and respond to threats and performance degradations across the entire network, from on-premises data centers to store locations, and increasingly into Google Cloud workloads. For that, Ulta Beauty turned to ExtraHop Reveal(x).
"We partnered with ExtraHop to help us build a strong, first-line defense for our monitoring capabilities — at any user level," says Jeff Ybarra, Senior IT Manager of Network & Security for Ulta.