Howden Joinery Group: Enabling Business Strategy with Security
Howdens Joinery was founded in 1995 in order to serve the needs of small builders undertaking routine joinery and kitchen installation work. Their challenge is to achieving PCI compliance, providing a third line of defence, having complete visibility of web server traffic, having the ability to monitor SSL-encrypted traffic and improving operational efficiencies. They chose Sourcefire to overcome this challenge. They implement SSL traffic can be high-jacked with malicious content and enter organizations undetected In recent years the use of SSL-encrypted traffic has exploded due to the enterprise-wide usage of cloud computing, secure e-commerce, web 2.0 applications, e-mail and VPNs. The FireSIGHT technology has also given them some unexpected efficiency gains.