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24/7 Monitoring and Managing of Imminent Cyber Threats


About Dairygold’s Business

Dairygold Co-Operative Society Limited is an Irish dairy co-operative based in Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland. With its catchment area mostly in the Golden Vale, Dairygold processes an annual volume of approximately 1.43 billion liters of grass fed pastureland milk, making it Ireland’s second largest dairy co-operative and the island’s third largest milk supplier. Formed after the 1989 merger of the Mitchelstown and Ballyclough co-ops, by 2020 it had 7000 shareholder members and reported an operating profit of €26 million from a turnover of €1.02 billion

Smarttech247 provide around-the-clock monitoring service alongside a vast amount of knowledge and experience of deploying and monitoring organisations that have similarly distributed architectures to Dairygold.”

– Brian Padden, Group IT Director, Dairygold

Industry Challenge for Dairygold

The threat is ever changing, and the solutions to counteract the threat are not always keeping pace with the improvement in the skills and abilities of the people who can potentially attack your environment. There is no silver bullet that will provide an all-encompassing answer. Like most companies, Dairygold had a lot of different platforms providing different technology services to their suppliers, customers and employees. Dairygold needed to get more definitive visibility of what was happening on those platforms without spending a lot of time chasing false positives.


Managing a variety of platforms delivering distinct technology services

Limited Visibility at a Detailed Level within Network Architecture

Excessive Time Invested in Addressing False Positives

Smarttech247 Solution for Dairygold

Dairygold focused on IBM QRadar SIEM along with IBM BigFix for patch and inventory management. QRadar SIEM is able to collect logs, events and flows from all network devices and assets, helping to analyse the risks and vulnerabilities in their network. To address the cybersecurity risks that come with Operational Technology, Dairygold implemented IBM BigFix. The IBM BigFix App for QRadar significantly increases the scope and depth of QRadar’s security intelligence. This is done with real-time deep endpoint security data from BigFix –



Implemented a SIEM solution for comprehensive network risk analysis

Utilized a patch and inventory management system to enhance cybersecurity

Integrated real-time endpoint security data for improved security intelligence.

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