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Dynamic Log Analysis™ Case Story Hutton Communications


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Dynamic Log Analysis™ Case Story Hutton Communications

  1. 1. Case Story Dynamic Log Analysis TMGuarded Communication “Dynamic Log AnalysisTM enabled us to cost-effectively realize large enterprise security benefits.” -- Shane, CIO, Hutton Communications The Customer: Hutton CommunicationsFounded in 1969 in Dallas, Texas, Hutton Communications, Inc. is a distributor of The Environment:commercial wireless communications infrastructure with 12 offices throughout the • 40 - NT ServersUnited States and Canada. Their value-added services are relied upon by Fortune • 2 - RS6000 AIX Servers100 Telecommunication companies that include cellular and radio communicationsdealers, wireless communications carriers, and self-maintained end users of The Challenge:communications systems. • Limited IT resources • Internal and external security vulnerabilities The Challenge • Lacked real-timeAs a small-to-medium sized business, Hutton Communication’s information notification of exploitstechnology group is perpetually stretched for dollars, time, and resources. “We arein a highly competitive business amongst a small group of strong companies”. said The Solution:Jerry McDonald, Manger of Technical Services and eBusiness, “If our systems were • Enhanced IT productivitycompromised due to a security breach, we would lose the confidence of our • Closed securitycustomers which would have a devastating impact on our business. We have vulnerabilitieslimited budgets and even less time to really get a true grip on our server and • Enabled real-timenetwork vulnerabilities. We’ve recently brought on new customers and are in the response to exploitationsprocess of opening new offices…it seems like security is becoming more complexday by day.”Tom Novak, their LAN Administrator stated “Security has been at the top of our listfor a long time, however because I am a jack-of-all-trades, I don’t have the timeto sift through network and firewall logs, nor do I have the security expertise toidentify threats in time to do anything about it. One virus could cause our businessto halt for up to seven days, which would have a devastating impact on ourbusiness.” TM The SolutionClear’s security team performed a penetration test to identify gaps in Hutton’ssecurity posture and provided recommendations on how to fill those gaps. “Clear’ssecurity assessment helped us realize how susceptible we were to a major securitybreach.” said Shane Hofer, CIO, “I knew we needed to improve our securitystrategy moving forward.” Clear’s Dynamic Log Analysis™ solution gave Hutton the For more informationsecurity monitoring and alerting capabilities of an enterprise level solution at a small www.ClearTechnologies.netfraction of the cost. “I saw immediate value in the insight Dynamic Log AnalysisTM or call 972.906.7500provides.” said Hofer, “My team’s productivity has increased exponentially. Thisfrees them up to focus on other initiatives within our department, and frees me fromadding headcount.” TM About UsSince 1993, our customers have relied on us to meet their hardware needs. Today, our MTcustomers look to us to increase their organizational effectiveness by providing continuity,infrastructure, security, and virtualization solutions.