Rockman Industries Limited Relies on Fortinet to Protect its Manufacturing Plants from Sophisticated Threats

By : |March 11, 2019 0
The Fortinet Security Fabric provides a holistic approach to cybersecurity, advanced threat protection and automated threat response for 24x7 business availability.

Fortinet announced that Rockman Industries Limited, a company that manufactures Aluminium die casting components, machined & painted assemblies for the world’s leading  motorcycle and automobile OEMs has chosen Fortinet’s solutions to protect their data and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) from advanced threats and gain real-time visibility for automated response to security incidents. Fortinet®  (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced that Rockman Industries Limited, a company that manufactures Aluminium die casting components, machined & painted assemblies for the world’s leading  motorcycle and automobile OEMs has chosen Fortinet’s solutions to protect their data and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) from advanced threats and gain real-time visibility for automated response to security incidents.

Rockman Industries is part of the Hero Group, one of the most respected business houses in India known for delivering innovative and cost effective engineering products, services and solutions. Rockman Industries was incorporated in the year 1960 as a bicycle component manufacturer. Today the company has a capacity to process more than 65,000 tons of aluminum annually at its five plants located at Haridwar, Ludhiana, Chennai & Bawal. The company is an industry leader in motorcycle alloy wheels with an installed capacity of 5.8 million wheels annually. Rockman has recently diversified into Carbon Composites Technology through the acquisition of a British-Indian enterprise, Moldex Composites.

Rockman Industries had a legacy firewall at the perimeter of its datacenter which was not adequate to protect its data and users from emerging sophisticated threats. Digital transformation of their business required that its five manufacturing plants to now connect with the datacenter using a secure MPLS connection. With the manufacturing plants securely connected to the network, The IT team had to ensure 24×7 availability to support growing business needs and provide secure access to its 800+ users now connected to their network from the manufacturing plants.  Finally, they had to provide a more secure authentication capability to critical servers as they hosted the companies most sensitive data and IPRs.

The company chose FortiGate next generation firewalls, FortiSandbox proactive threat detection, FortiAuthenticator access management and FortiToken one time password (OTP)  software token, to take advantage of a holistic approach to cybersecurity, advanced threat protection and automated threat response.

With the deployed Fortinet solutions, Rockman Industries has optimized the use of its IT resources, with a streamlined view provided by security analytics and sandboxing enhancing its overall security posture. Additionally, access management with two-factor authentication ensures that only authorized people have access to business-critical systems and sensitive data.

• Reliable, low-latency performance: FortiGate delivers superior next-generation firewall capabilities at the datacenter, while leveraging its significantly higher performance.  This enable Rockman Industries to  turn on multiple security technologies like intrusion prevention,and URL  filtering without compromising user and customer experience.

• Advanced Threat Protection: FortiSandbox detects and reports successful intrusions anywhere across the network in a timely manner which is critical to maintaining the security and functionality of their network. Due to its integration into the Fortinet Security Fabric FortiSandbox can receive data from any sensor and share threat intelligence to all inline security controls to automatically apply appropriate protections across their network. This level of dynamic integration has helped Rockman Industries eliminate manual processes, shrinks response windows and reduce management burden.

• Identity and Access Management: FortiAuthenticator provides centralized authentication services to identify users to control access to critical resources in the network. FortiToken further confirms the identity of users by adding a second factor to the authentication process through physical and mobile application based tokens. The combination of FortiAuthenticator and FortiToken offers a two-factor authentication of users connected to the network.

• Potential to scale: Thanks to Fortinet, Rockman Industries can continue to grow its business and expand operations by easily and securely adding new manufacturing plants to its network.

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