Leading UK bakery opts for GFI LANguard N.S.S. to proactively secure its network

From: GFI Software Ltd
Published: Thu Aug 11 2005

London, UK, 11 August 2005 – Speedibake, one of the leading producers of bakery goods in the UK, has chosen GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner (N.S.S.) to proactively secure its network by checking for vulnerabilities and identifying possible security holes. Details of this company’s deployment of GFI’s popular security scanning and patch management solution are featured in a newly issued case study.

Operating in a highly dynamic and competitive sphere, Speedibake recognized that in order to keep ahead, one of the issues it needed to tackle was the growing problem of network security. Stephen Slater, Network Administrator at Speedibake explained, "We felt that we needed to address the issue of Internet/network security and minimize risk by implementing a patch management system."

Proactive security for the network
Speedibake chose GFI LANguard N.S.S. after having downloaded the trial version of GFI LANguard N.S.S, which enabled them to test the product fully before purchasing. Mr. Slater explained: "We needed the ability to remotely update all of our machines with the latest security patches. We also needed the facility to check the current vulnerabilities of our network." He added that "after a short evaluation, we found that it met the needs of our organization". GFI LANguard N.S.S. turned out to be an ideal solution for Speedibake as it proves to be both a means of proactively securing their network and identifying possible security holes, as well as providing a complete patch management solution.

"GFI LANguard N.S.S. is an asset to network administrators with its combination of security scanning and patch management features," explained Andre Muscat, GFI Product Manager. "Its ability to analyze the operating system and the applications running on your network, and identify possible security holes means that it can alert administrators to weaknesses before a hacker can find them, enabling organizations to deal with these issues before a hacker can exploit them."

Practical and user-friendly interface
"We found the software was very easy to install and configure", said Mr. Slater. "The interface is practical and user-friendly and gives the ability to customize scans and filters to our individual needs." By enabling the company to analyze scan results easily, GFI LANguard N.S.S. enables Speedibake to proactively secure the network.

In addition, GFI LANguard N.S.S served to be a perfect patch management solution for the company by allowing Speedibake to identify and deploy missing patches and service packs network-wide. As a result, Mr. Slater commented that "the implementation of GFI LANguard N.S.S has saved many of hours of manual checks and updates on our network".

The full case study may be viewed at http://www.gfi.com/documents/cs/speedibake.htm.

About GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner (N.S.S.)
GFI LANguard N.S.S. checks your network for possible security vulnerabilities by scanning your entire network for missing security patches, service packs, open shares, open ports, unused user accounts and more. With this information (displayed in customizable reports), you can easily lock down your network against hackers. GFI LANguard N.S.S. can also remotely deploy missing patches and service packs in applications and OS. GFI LANguard N.S.S. is the leading Windows security scanner and is very competitively priced. For more information and to download the product, please visit http://www.gfi.com/lannetscan/.

About Speedibake
Since opening in 1984 Speedibake has grown to become one of the leading producers of bakery products in the UK with a range of over 600 products and turnover of around £70m. Today Speedibake employs 800 people and makes the most diverse range of bakery products available from a single supplier. The company recognizes that it is growing in one of the most dynamic and diverse food sectors, which requires excellent customer service, a passion for innovation, and the highest quality standards. The company is based over two sites with factories and offices in Wakefield and Bradford.

About GFI
GFI is a leading provider of network security, content security and messaging software. Key products include the GFI FAXmaker fax connector for Exchange and SMTP mail servers; GFI MailSecurity email content/exploit checking and anti-virus software; GFI MailEssentials server-based anti-spam software; GFI MailArchiver, an email archiving solution; GFI WebMonitor for ISA Server that offers Real-time HTTP/FTP monitoring, download virus scanning and access control; GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner (N.S.S.) security scanning and patch management software; GFI Network Server Monitor that automatically sends alerts, and corrects network and server issues; GFI LANguard Security Event Log Monitor (S.E.L.M.) that performs event log based intrusion detection and network-wide event log management; and GFI LANguard Portable Storage Control that enables network-wide control of removable media. Clients include Microsoft, Telstra, Time Warner Cable, NASA, DHL, Caterpillar, BMW, the US IRS, and the USAF. GFI has offices in the US, the UK, Germany, Cyprus, Romania, Australia and Malta, and operates through a worldwide network of distributors. GFI is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and has won the Microsoft Fusion (GEM) Packaged Application Partner of the Year award.

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