Minnesota IT Services (MNIT), the state information technology agency, aims to defend the over 5 million Minnesota residents from cyber threats. Today, Minnesota supports more than 2800 applications that promote Minnesotan’s health, safety, natural resources and education.

“Minnesota IT Services manages the information technology security practices for the state of Minnesota to protect the information systems and data entrusted to us by 5.7 million Minnesotans,” said Rohit Tandon, MNIT Assistant Commissioner and Chief Information Security Officer. “Although MNIT’s cybersecurity strategy has been refined over the years, no organization is immune from information security attacks.”

With the advent of cloud technology, the department searched for a scalable cloud solution to further fortify its cyber defenses. MNIT decided to add Cloud DDoS Protection, a Cloud Web Application Firewall and Bot Management Services from Radware to help accomplish this goal.