With more than 100 manufacturing and services facilities in 27 countries, 12,000 employees, and $4.5 billion in annual sales (2008), Manitowoc has global reach. It is recognized as one of the world’s largest providers of lifting equipment for the global construction industry, including lattice-boom cranes, tower cranes, mobile telescopic cranes, and boom trucks.
Maintaining the global IT infrastructure necessary for Manitowoc’s business operations is vital to the company’s continued success. A central part of those efforts is ensuring that its hundreds of servers and thousands of workstations are maintained within its internal IT security policy, that misconfigurations are spotted and fixed, and that outdated patch levels are made current.
"We wanted to make certain we were approaching our vulnerability management program as effectively as possible," says Subash Anbu, CIO at Manitowoc. "That meant evaluating a number of vulnerability assessment solutions and then picking the one best suited for managing a global infrastructure such as ours."
"QualysGuard gives us a comprehensive view of all of our endpoints around the world," says Kevin Sonnemann, IS Security Analyst for Manitowoc. "Now we’re always aware of the security posture of our systems, and QualysGuard provides a way to consistently audit to make sure administrators are getting the patching done."
"The distributed nature of QualysGuard, and the way our scanners are deployed around the world, definitely makes it easier too. Each scanner is always the same and the security checks always up to date," he says.
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