Envoy logo: The word Envoy in all caps serif font with a stylized flame on top of the "V" making it look like a torch. The word is underlined with "mortgage" in all caps below the line

Prioritizing Security for a Growing Brand

With the threat of cyber attacks skyrocketing, Envoy Mortgage migrates to WP Engine for hardened security and resiliency.

Industry: Financial Services

Site: www.envoymortgage.com

Challenge: Security issues including DDoS attacks resulting in downtime.

Solution: Migration to WP Engine's enteprrise WordPress platform for hardened security and high-performance infrastrcuure.

Results: Security issues resolved with 99.99% uptime.

Since 1997, Envoy Mortgage has been changing the way borrowers and business partners view the mortgage process. Their mission is to create an environment that puts customers first, invest in the newest technology to improve efficiencies and make an impact in the local communities they work in. Envoy now operates more than 150 local branches in 49 states across the U.S. and offers a full portfolio of loan products while providing expertise to all areas of the residential mortgage lending industry.

The ability to be agile and innovate quickly is a key part of our business. WP Engine brings efficiency and speed to our ideation.

—–Josh Peichoto, Digital Strategy Manager, Envoy Mortgage

THE CHALLENGE

Envoy Mortgage has grown significantly over its 22-year tenure. The company, based out of Houston, Texas, has grown its customer base to include customers all over the country. During this time, the company’s digital presence has become increasingly critical. Their website represents the initial touchpoint for customers and Envoy works diligently to ensure the site is a physical representation of the company’s values: collaboration, service, integrity, operational excellence, continuous innovation, and financial sustainability.

As hackers and phishing scams continue to ramp up and deliver major casualties to businesses with insufficient security measures in place, Envoy extends its forward-thinking approach to its development processes by utilizing WP Engine's WordPress platform to reduces security risks and the threat of downtime.

THE SOLUTION

After vetting several options, Envoy’s development team was confident that WP Engine could provide the security, infrastructure, and resiliency needed to protect consumer data. In addition to completing a SOC 2 Type II examination for security and availability, WP Engine offers advanced security solutions, including  a managed Web Application Firewall (WAF) and advanced DDoS protections, designed to keep sites secure while delivering a faster user experience.

“We chose WP Engine because of the enterprise-level security it offers,” said Josh Peichoto, Digital Strategy Manager at Envoy Mortgage. “Post-migration, we value the heightened security features and improved developer tools that have increased agility and efficiency during the development process."

The Results

Since moving to WP Engine, Envoy has not experienced one DDoS attack or security issue that would result in certain downtime on their site. Due to a WordPress-specific security protocol and resilient architecture, Envoy’s site has experienced 99.99% uptime since moving to WP Engine. The included developer tools also assist Envoy’s development department by significantly speeding up the innovation process.

“The ability to quickly spin up campaigns and microsites is essential to the nationwide growth of Envoy,” said Peichoto.

As Envoy moves forward, Peichoto said he’s confident with WP Engine providing backend service and support.

“We’re glad to be moving ahead with a provider like WP Engine, who gives us the confidence and peace of mind we need to focus on our business—not cybersecurity.”

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