Implementing a "Smart IPS": IANS Working Knowledge Series
The LA Times faced challenges securing its internal network and complying with PCI. To address both issues they decided to implement an IPS. They develop selection criteria, investigated several solutions, and ultimately selected Sourcefire.
Key drivers behind this selection were Sourcefire's RNA product, which was viewed as "much a smarter IPS" and the company's vision, roadmap, partnership, and responsiveness. Since implementing Sourcefire, PCI compliance has been achieved, internal security is dramatically enhanced, and the LA Times' security posture has shifted from reactive to more proactive.
Mr. Pratt is currently the Network Manager for the LA Times, and has been in the network and network security field for 16 years. He has been with the LA Times for nearly four years, two of those as Network Manager. He holds CCNP, CCDP, CCSA and CCSE certifications, and is presently working on the CISSP and CCIE/CCDE certifications.
- 09 Jun 2008
- 01 Jun 2008
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