Industry: Financial Services
Challenge: Security issues resulted in DDoS attacks and downtime.
Solution: Migration to the WP Engine Digital Experience Platform for hardened security and better performance.
Results: No security issues since migration and 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
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 cybersecurity infrastructures, Envoy extends its forward-thinking approach to its development processes by utilizing a sophisticated WordPress-specific digital experience platform, designed to reduce the risk for hacker access, DDoS attacks, and intermittent downtime.
After vetting several platforms, Envoy’s development team was confident that WP Engine could provide the security, infrastructure, and resiliency needed to protect consumer data assets. Additionally, WP Engine’s platform came equipped with developer tools that increased agility and efficiency during Envoy’s development process.
“We chose WP Engine because of the enterprise-level security WordPress offers,” said Josh Peichoto, Digital Strategy Manager at Envoy Mortgage. “Post-migration, we value the heightened security features and improved developer tools. Some of our favorite WP Engine features are the automatic backups as well as the development, staging and production environments.”