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Saving hours of manual network checks and updates

"The interface is practical and user-friendly and provides the ability to customize scans and filters to our individual needs. The implementation of GFI LANguard N.S.S. has saved many hours of manual checks and updates on our network." - Stephen Slater, Network Administrator at Speedibake, UK

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. Today Speedibake employs 800 people and makes the most diverse range of bakery products available from a single supplier. The company is based over two sites with factories and offices in Wakefield and Bradford.

Network vulnerability
As it is growing in one of the most dynamic and diverse food sectors, the company recognized that it required not only excellent customer service and a passion for innovation and the highest quality standards but it also felt the need to deal with the growing problem of network security.

“We felt that we needed to address the issue of Internet/network security and minimize risk by implementing a patch management system,” explained Stephen Slater, Network Administrator at Speedibake. “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.”

Mr. Slater said the company had searched the Internet for related products. They came across GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner (N.S.S.) and subsequently downloaded the trial version of GFI LANguard N.S.S. 5.0, which enabled them to test the product fully before purchasing. Mr. Slater revealed that “after a short evaluation we found that it met the needs of our organization”.

Practical and user-friendly interface
GFI LANguard N.S.S. was 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. Speedibake uses GFI LANguard N.S.S to scan its entire network, IP by IP, and to gain access to information such as missing security patches, wireless access points, services or applications active on the computer and weak passwords.
 
“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, Speedibake was also looking for a patch management solution. GFI LANguard N.S.S permits Speedibake to identify and deploy missing patches and service packs network-wide. As a result, Mr. Slater found that “the implementation of GFI LANguard N.S.S has saved many of hours of manual checks and updates on our network”.

Speedibake was so satisfied with GFI LANguard N.S.S. that it has since upgraded to version 6.0 of the software. The company has a 250-IP license.

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/.

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August 2005