Security & Compliance

Fortinet Helps Rockman Secure Its Manufacturing Plants From Sophisticated Threats

Manufacturing Plants

Rockman Industries Limited, a company that manufactures Aluminium die casting components, machined & painted assemblies for the world’s leading motorcycle and automobile OEMs has chosen Fortinet’s solutions to protect their data and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) from advanced threats and gain real-time visibility for automated response to security incidents.

Rockman Industries is part of the Hero Group, one of the most respected business houses in India known for delivering innovative and cost effective engineering products, services and solutions. Rockman Industries was incorporated in the year 1960 as a bicycle component manufacturer. Today the company has a capacity to process more than 65,000 tons of aluminum annually at its five plants located at Haridwar, Ludhiana, Chennai and Bawal. The company is an industry leader in motorcycle alloy wheels with an installed capacity of 5.8 million wheels annually. Rockman has recently diversified into Carbon Composites Technology through the acquisition of a British-Indian enterprise, Moldex Composites.

Rockman Industries had a legacy firewall at the perimeter of its datacenter which was not adequate to protect its data and users from emerging sophisticated threats. Digital transformation of their business required that its five manufacturing plants to now connect with the datacenter using a secure MPLS connection. With the manufacturing plants securely connected to the network, The IT team had to ensure 24×7 availability to support growing business needs and provide secure access to its 800 users now connected to their network from the manufacturing plants.

Finally, they had to provide a more secure authentication capability to critical servers as they hosted the companies most sensitive data and IPRs.

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