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Ball Corporation Deploys MIR to Proactively Detect, Respond & Contain Advanced Threats

Alexandria, VA

MANDIANT, the leader in advanced threat detection and response solutions, today announced that Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) has selected MANDIANT Intelligent Response® (MIR™) to enhance its ability to detect, respond to and contain cyber security threats. MIR is the trusted solution used by computer incident response teams at the world’s largest financial institutions, defense contractors, energy companies and manufacturers to identify and respond to advanced targeted threats, including the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT).

“As the threats we face grow increasingly sophisticated we needed the ability to rapidly detect and respond to targeted attacks that are engineered to circumvent our preventive defenses,” said Matt Morton, Global Security Architect with Ball Corporation. “MANDIANT Intelligent Response has the ability to monitor the tens of thousands of endpoints in our environment. With MANDIANT, we believe we can determine the scope of an attack so that we can respond faster, limit losses and minimize the disruption to our ongoing business.”

MIR combats advanced targeted threats by using MANDIANT’s precise intelligence about attackers’ techniques, tools and tactics to evaluate every endpoint within an organization and determine whether it has been compromised. When MIR identifies an attack, it enables an organization to minimize its effect by directing the response to the breach.

“Criminal and state-sponsored groups are constantly evolving the tactics they use to target, attack and infiltrate organizations’ IT environments,” said MANDIANT President and Chief Operating Officer Travis Reese. “While security breaches are inevitable, MIR equips organizations like Ball with the tools and intelligence to rapidly detect, respond and contain these threats.”

“Successful incident response and forensics require organizations to invest in both human and technology-driven intelligence in order to effectively limit the scope of attack and restore affected operations to normalcy,” said Andrew Hay, senior analyst with The 451 Group’s Enterprise Security Practice. “Investments in products like MANDIANT Intelligent Response reflect the increasing market demand for enterprise-grade incident response and forensics tools required to find a particular needle in a stack of needles.”

About Ball Corporation

Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) is a supplier of high quality packaging for beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2010 sales of more than $7.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company information, please visit


Mandiant is the leader in security incident response management solutions. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, with offices in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Dublin and Reston, Virginia, Mandiant provides products, professional services and education to Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, government agencies, domestic and foreign police departments and the world’s leading law firms. The authors of 12 books and quoted frequently by leading media organisations, Mandiant security consultants and engineers hold top government security clearances, certifications and advanced degrees from some of the most prestigious computer science universities. To learn more about Mandiant visit, read the company blog, M-unition™, follow on Twitter @Mandiant or Facebook at