NIBCO® mitigates vulnerabilities with Rimini Protect™
With the number of security vulnerabilities on the rise and the average cost of a security breach at an all-time high, many companies feel more compelled than ever to mitigate security risk. NIBCO, a leading manufacturer and distributor of a full line of flow-control products and systems, needed to protect its critical data. The company’s portfolio of plumbing products contains more than 56,000 SKUs. NIBCO serves a global clientele, with customers in residential, commercial, industrial, marine, irrigation, and waterworks markets.
Founded in 1904, five generations of family leadership and employee ownership have defined the company’s continual evolution. A security breach could risk both its brand and proprietary data. As NIBCO explored their options for improving their security posture and protecting its data, they turned to Rimini Street for options.
Customized solutions for customized applications
The enterprise software ecosystem of most clients is customized according to specific business requirements creating unique security needs for each client. The Rimini Protect™ portfolio helps clients with mitigating security risks specific to their own environment to help improve their security posture. These customizations typically affect the number of databases, applications, and connections to other applications (local or remote) that need to be maintained.
The Rimini Street security team analyzed NIBCO’s ecosystem and determined that Rimini Protect™ for SAP would be an effective solution for addressing risks to NIBCO’s externally facing SAP web servers. Rimini Protect™ for SAP offers shielding capabilities that are powered by RedShield technology.
Weekly scans reduce risk of breaches
Within one month of deployment, several vulnerabilities had been detected in routine weekly scans that are part of the Rimini Protect™ for SAP solution. The vulnerabilities were quickly addressed under NIBCO’S ongoing contract, avoiding potentially costly damages from a breach and the associated impacts on brand reputation. Weekly scans ensure ongoing protection for potential future vulnerabilities. Jeff Miller, director of business relationship management at NIBCO, noted, “Within the first month of deploying Rimini Protect™ for SAP, we found several vulnerabilities which were quickly corrected. We never would have discovered all of these issues by just applying security patches.”