Positive Technologies today announced that Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), a leading manufacturer and integrator of a wide range of products with both civil and military applications with annual revenues of over US$1 billion, has implemented Positive Technologies vulnerability and compliance management solution MaxPatrol™ to further strengthen their existing security infrastructure by rapidly identifying vulnerabilities in all systems and eliminating human error.
Typical of an organisation in the defence sector, BEL’s has very stringent controls regarding physical access and connectivity to its facilities including connectivity to other networks or servers. MaxPatrol™ has the functionality to remain permanently offline only accessed by BEL staff therefore avoiding any connection to the internet, cloud, vendor or other 3rd party. To update the vulnerability database used to detect vulnerabilities in BEL’s network, knowledge base updates are downloaded from the Positive Technologies update servers onto portable devices and transferred to MaxPatrol™ offline preventing any vendor access.
To ensure strict compliance standards are met there are built-in tests that determine compliance with a wide range of international standards such as ISO 27001 plus MaxPatrol™ is customized to check for conformity to BEL’s own internal IT security standards and those specified by clients for individual projects.
“BEL’s stakeholders trust them to protect the sensitive information on their network which requires a very effective security infrastructure,” explained Shankar Kambam, CEO Meridian Solutions, “BEL chose the MaxPatrol™ solution due to its fit with BEL’s requirements as well as wishing to select a technology provider who has both an excellent reputation and experience in the security area. As a partner of Positive Technologies we were able to offer essential local support and a smooth implementation.”
BEL has strict industry compliance standards including ISO 27001 as well as internal IT security standards and those specified by clients. To ensure these standards are met in full MaxPatrol™ contains built-in tests for compliance with international standards and customisable checks for conformity to BEL’s own internal IT security standards and those specified by clients for individual projects.
BEL is a multi-product, multi-technology, multi-Unit conglomerate with over 350 products and systems in the areas of Command, Control, Communication & Computer Intelligence (C4I) systems, Military Communication, Radars, Naval Systems, Telecom & Broadcast, Electronic Warfare & Avionics, Tank Electronics, Electro Optics, Weapon Systems, Shelters, Professional Electronic Components, Solar Photovoltaic Systems and Batteries. BEL’s customers include the Army, Navy, Air Force, Paramilitary, Coast Guard, Police, Doordarshan, All India Radio, Department of Telecommunications and consumers of professional electronic components. With annual revenues exceeding Rs. 6,000 crores, BEL spends about Rs. 500 crores every year on Research & Development.