TWC Locks Down Security

The Weather Channel selects RedSeal to proactively identify and mitigate network vulnerabilities

Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading

November 18, 2007

2 Min Read

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. -- RedSeal™ Systems Inc., the leader in innovative Security Risk Management (SRM) solutions, today announced that The Weather Channel has selected RedSeal Security Risk Manager™ (SRM) to increase their corporate security and ensure compliance with legislative and policy mandates for security. RedSeal SRM provides The Weather Channel with proactive security management, allowing IT administrators to regularly assess the security threat profile of their dynamic network environment and take steps to eliminate exposures.

“As The Weather Channel has continued to develop and segment into new markets, the company’s networks have become more complex and time consuming to manage,” said John Penrod, Chief Information Security Officer for The Weather Channel. “To reduce time spent on manual network assessments and increase accuracy, we looked at a variety of automated solutions before selecting RedSeal SRM. RedSeal SRM offers us comprehensive knowledge of security threats by mapping our network to their Threat Reference Library and providing us with information on known and presumed risks. We also find the compliance reporting tools and straightforward user interface valuable.”

The Weather Channel hosts continuous 24-hour national, regional, and local weather-related video programming received by 87 million households, as well as The Weather Channel Interactive, the channel’s website that reaches an average of 20 million users each month. With more than 850 employees accessing the network, The Weather Channel is using RedSeal SRM 2.0 to automate the process of threat and risk management with network mapping, router and firewall auditing, threat identification and prioritization, and comprehensive risk and compliance reporting. Since deployment in March 2007, The Weather Channel has increased the security of their network as well as the efficiency of the IT team, reducing the time and resources spent on manual assessments by a considerable percent.

“RedSeal SRM drastically reduces the workload for IT with automated network assessments that can yield actionable results in minutes,” said Joel Evanier, president and chief executive officer of RedSeal Systems. “RedSeal’s SRM solutions give immediate visibility into a network’s overall security threat posture and provide detailed compliance reporting to assure enterprises that their network is compliant with government security regulations.”

RedSeal Systems Inc.

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