Case studies

Secure Email Solution for Retail


Secure Email Solution for Retail


This case study highlights how a Stryve Secure Email Solution for Retail reduced business IT security risks for a Toy Retailer in Ireland. Ken Black Toys and Nursery is a 100% Irish company located in the South-East of Ireland. They are a leading Irish retailer, specialising in toys, outdoor, nursery and gaming products. Our stores are located in Carlow, Kilkenny, Portlaoise and Wexford.

The Secure Email Challenge

When Ken Blacks migrated to Office365 their users soon faced an increase in email-borne threats, including phishing, spear phishing, and malware.

Despite training and awareness-building efforts, Ken Blacks observed that most employees were largely unaware of social engineering techniques leveraged in phishing and spear phishing emails. Moreover, while Microsoft Exchange Online Protection (EOP) was effective at filtering spam and known threats, the solution didn’t offer sufficient protection against these highly targeted attacks.

The growing number of email attacks left Ken Blacks vulnerable. To alleviate these challenges and develop a more robust security protocol, the organisation decided to augment EOP with a third-party solution.

The Secure Email Solution

They approached Stryve as their trusted advisors and After a proof of concept, Ken Blacks selected Vade Secure for Office 365 to bolster its email defenses. Vade Secure for Office 365 solution performs a comprehensive behavioural analysis of the entire email, including the origin, content, and context. In addition, machine learning algorithms analyse URLs and attachments in real-time, offering superior detection of unknown, highly targeted threats. Vade Secure offers a unique advantage in that these models are trained and continuously optimized using data from the 600 million mailboxes it protects worldwide.

Another benefit of Vade Secure for Office 365 was that it is native to Office 365, thanks to its integration with the Microsoft API. That means there’s no disruption in email flow, as well as no external quarantine required since the solution leverages Outlook folders for classification of phishing, spam, and low-priority messages.

Secure Email Solution: The Benefits

Turnover Supported:

€21 billion

Average RPO

Average RPO:

8 Seconds



Client Profile

  • Irish company based in the South-East
  • Leading retailer in toys, doors, nursery, and gaming products

Client Requirements

  • A Secure Email Solution
  • Security awareness regarding email-borne threats such as phising
  • Protection from target attacks


  • Proof of Concept of Vade Secure for Office 365 produced quick results.
  • 29% increase in catching malicious emails, including phishing, spam and malware, over and above Microsoft’s native EOP in the first week.
  • Prevention of multiple Office 365 phishing attempts, as well as fake invoice malware.
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 “Stryve with Vade Secure for Office 365 has greatly improved our overall email security while allowing our IT team to concentrate on our core operations.

It took fifteen minutes, start to finish, to get Vade Secure for Office 365 up and running in my Office 365 environment, it was very easy.

Stryve with Vade Secure for Office 365 has greatly improved our overall email security while allowing our IT team to concentrate on our operations.”

Francis McNamara
IT Manager

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