Securing and scaling a global business while facing growing cyber threats
Using the Splunk platform, Meggitt’s IT team can easily scale to meet growing demand while maintaining high levels of security and compliance across an organization with nearly 40 sites and 9,000+ employees. These are high priorities for a business that serves defense and aerospace customers.
Compared to its previous on-premises infrastructure, Splunk Cloud allows the company to easily take advantage of the latest tools by eliminating the need for manual updates. Thanks to the greater agility that the cloud provides, the Meggitt team keeps operations running smoothly by easily scaling IT resources to accommodate increases in customer orders or production output.
Relying on Splunk Cloud has also reduced time spent maintaining on-site infrastructure, so the team can focus on essential tasks such as enhancing security and responding to business needs.
“Splunk Cloud gives us flexibility and the agility to act,” says James Steel, Meggitt’s detection and response team manager. “Software as a service is now one of the primary models for our whole company.”
For security, the Splunk platform provides instant visibility into network infrastructure and the posture of staff workstations. This means the core IT security team can focus on the most urgent issues.
Analytics and automation from Splunk, for instance, show the team which of the thousands of potential threats detected across the network and user endpoints require immediate attention and human intervention.
“The Splunk platform reveals where our security has potential to improve and, when there are issues, helps us figure out what went wrong so we can prevent it from happening again,” says Steel. “Now we also can put quantitative metrics against compliance so we can highlight which areas need the most attention and crucially track those metrics over time to see how we’re doing against our goals. It’s been an absolute game changer for us.”