Gary Mruz, IT Director of Technical Systems, Archer Daniels Midland
"One of the most useful features of IP360, is its ability to set a baseline for vulnerability remediation on particular servers. From that point forward, new vulnerabilities show up as a spike in the reporting. These alerts will show us very quickly where we have new issues to address and it automatically points you to the patch or the fix. And the good thing is that it might not be a new vulnerability that somebody has discovered, but it might be something that we did that caused a potential problem. In essence, it's always there looking over our shoulders."
"nCircle certainly proved its value over the last couple of months, during the notorious outbreaks of highly destructive worms such as Blaster. Systems covered by IP360 were not affected at all by these malicious codes. nCircle's Vulnerability Management solution is a critical weapon in our network security arsenal."
"Prior to adopting nCircle's solution we had been managing vulnerabilities manually, but we were spending an inordinate amount of time keeping up with threats and applying patches."
"Even if we had unlimited staffing resources to toss at the vulnerability concern, there was no way we could have hired enough people to do a thorough enough job or respond to attacks fast enough. We knew we needed a more proactive solution to identify and control network vulnerabilities, supplementing the anti-virus, firewall and IDS protections that were already in place."
"No other Vulnerability Management solution is as complete as nCircle's IP360," he reports, "enabling ADM to enforce global security policies, eliminate network exposures, and achieve an unprecedented level of security operations efficiency. IP360's payback was immediate."
"IP360 certainly proved its value over the last couple of months, during the notorious outbreaks of highly destructive worms such as Blaster and exploitations of software vulnerabilities like RPC."
"nCircle is our bulletproof jacket, Its system profiling and policy compliance monitoring protect us against inadvertent system misconfigurations that could open the door to worms and viruses. And its continuous vulnerability assessment and aggressive patch management allow us to automate the process. There are plenty of tools out there that diagnose a lot threats, but only IP360 helps us streamline day-to-day vulnerability management, allowing us to redeploy administrators and accomplish more elsewhere."
"Vulnerability management has become just an integrated part of my team's function. Risk is quantified and potential exposures are handled automatically."
"Compared to other Vulnerability Management solutions, IP360 has a unique methodology to avoid false positives, so our security administrators can rely on the metrics to get a common sense handle on how to prioritize their time."
"IP360 is a drop-and-go solution," notes Mruz, "and over more than a year we have had zero performance or reliability concerns."
"Reviewing IP360's user-friendly reports has become a routine daily function, integrated into how our administrators maintain their systems; and I oftentimes review the summary reports to get an overview of the whole security picture."
"Since IP360 was installed we're protecting our perimeter quite well. Now we want to better monitor and patch our clients, because if a vulnerability arises on just a single system it could threaten the entire network."
"We're systematically scaling up, adding IP360 to other areas in our network. Devices can be placed anywhere, so wherever we need protection we can drop in the appliance and it will be centralized back to our management console. That's another nCircle advantage: we don't have to install any devices or software ourselves, another burden relieved from our security staff."
"A smart, well-designed solution, IP360 brings us to a level of efficiency we could never have achieved with sheer manpower. It's a great value."