Stadtwerke Karlsruhe Deploy NAC Solution By COMCO

Foreign network devices to data abuse is not possible through IntrPROTECTOR realization of solution for around 2,000 devices carried out via the COMCO partner BWG Dortmund, January 21, 2010 – Stadtwerke Karlsruhe monitor the access to their internal network security solution IntrPROTECTOR of the COMCO AG. The so-called NAC (network access control) solution was implemented by the Ettlinger Systemhaus BWG Informationssysteme GmbH. The Stadtwerke Karlsruhe provide about 300,000 people with approximately 1,100 employees in its catchment area. In addition to the classic supply of electricity and drinking water, as well as the environmentally-friendly heating energy natural gas and district heating offer the customer various heating and refrigeration services. Also the advice from industrial and commercial customers in all questions of energy supply is one of the services. IntrPROTECTOR was introduced by the Ettlinger BWG System Integrator information systems.

After first, an evaluation was carried out, the solution was then finally for around 2,000 devices with Mac and IP addresses, such as computers, printers, routers or servers in a heterogeneous network of Stadtwerke realized. Since the IntrPROTECTOR ensures that no network foreign components in the network can be connected. Because IntrPROTECTOR will detect these devices immediately and shuts down the relevant switch port directly. In this way prevents unauthorized access to network data of the company, at the same time, a message to the central management of the system, which could take further action takes place immediately. A reconstruction of the network architecture, such as this require many NAC solutions in the market and thereby creating high labour costs, was not necessary through the use of IntrPROTECTOR. With the introduction of this system we have made another significant step in our security strategy”, Steffen Winter, project manager at the Stadtwerke Karlsruhe, the project is justified. The decision for IntrPROTECTOR last but not least resulted from the technical profile of the NAC solution with its relatively simple implementation and the low-cost operation.

Our high expectations have been fulfilled completely”, says project manager Steffen Winter. The project realization as well as the performance of the security solution under real conditions of practice convinced us”, he is satisfied with the results. About BWG Informationssysteme GmbH: BWG information systems designed and implemented high-performance and highly available network and security infrastructures. Technologies such as active and passive network components form the basis for the construction and operation of professional infrastructure together with products from the areas of virtualization, servers, storage, backup, and IT security. In the business area of IT security, BWG preferably cooperates with German and European manufacturers. about COMCO AG: the COMCO AG, headquartered in Dortmund is a market-leading software and systems integrator. “The company is in the business areas of business security software” and network solution provider “divided. Division business security software”is the Development of security focused solutions to protect of corporate data networks against internal attacks. “With the business network solution provider” the COMCO AG covers the entire spectrum of network solutions. The services range from consulting during the planning phase to implementation to service and support of the entire IT system environment here. In addition, COMCO supports its customers with network and security audits, managed IT services and training. The cross-industry customers include renowned media companies, banks, insurance, utilities, large retailers and companies in the automotive sector as well as country and federal authorities. Agency think tank Pastorat Street 6, D-50354 Hurth Wilfried Heinrich Tel.: + 49 (0) 2233 6117-72 fax: + 49 (0) 2233 6117-71