Sourcefire, Inc., a leader in protecting enterprises and government organizations against the threat of network attacks and misuse, announced that Pentair, a diversified manufacturer whose brands include Delta woodworking machinery; Porter-Cable power tools; Myers, Fairbanks Morse, and Aurora pumps; and Hoffman and Schroff enclosures, has deployed the company's Intrusion Management System (IMS). Pentair's implementation consists of more than 60 Sourcefire Network Sensors (NS) and a Sourcefire Management Console (MC), to increase protection of its corporate assets.
"Using Sourcefire Intrusion Management System has been a true eye-opener for Pentair; it has enabled us to address a number of potential security risks before they became problems," said Paul Samadani, director, corporate technology services at Pentair. "By using a single Sourcefire Management Console to manage all of our Sourcefire Network Sensors, we can easily address any security issues worldwide from headquarters. With all of our systems located around the world, Sourcefire's RNA technology promises to provide us with a picture of our network that we have never seen. This should improve our security exponentially."
As part of Pentair's corporate security policy, which also includes the strategic deployment and use of firewall and VPN technology, the company has deployed more than 60 Sourcefire Network Sensors in all of its locations around the world and its four global data centers. By using an industry leading IDS, Pentair is able to identify potential threats and tune its security policies and solutions to address those risks.
"Sourcefire Intrusion Management System (IMS) has been specifically designed to simplify the administration of Intrusion Detection throughout an enterprise and enable users to proactively protect their network assets," said Martin Roesch, founder and CTO of Sourcefire. "Pentair's use of a single Sourcefire Management Console to support its worldwide deployment of Sourcefire Network Sensors is a perfect illustration of the manageability benefits Sourcefire builds on top of Snort, the industry's leading IDS."
Pentair has deployed Sourcefire MC to centrally manage all of its Network Sensor appliances and proactively ensure that all of its facilities worldwide are protected from malicious attacks. Using Sourcefire Management Console, Pentair has the flexibility to customize Sourcefire Network Sensor rules and then quickly push the new rules out to individual or groups of the sensors. With Sourcefire MC, Pentair network administrators around the world are able to centrally view alerts and analyze network traffic, while control of the system is reserved for only certain users in each region. This ensures 24/7 monitoring, while preventing unauthorized changes to the system.