Case Study: Rain for Rent

Rain for Rent Selects Great Bay Software for Comprehensive IoT Security

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“Great Bay Software gives us additional layers of protection that unfortunately most people don’t even think about.”

Patrick Stevens, Chief Information Officer


  • More than 65 locations
  • Family owned and operated since 1934
  • Serves customers in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom


  • Achieved real-time visibility into its network-attached devices across 65 locations
  • Enabled more than 65,000 IoT field tanks, pumps and flow gauges to fall under its internal IoT security initative
  • Applied learned insights from its IoT and connected endpoints to support additional workflows and initiatives

As a fourth generation, family owned business, Rain for Rent has a long history as the leading provider of temporary liquid handling solutions. From emergency disaster relief response for events like Hurricane Katrina to commercial construction sites, Rain for Rent services a wide variety of industries in all 50 states, Canada and Europe. The organization is on the cutting edge in fluid containment technology with the ability to remotely determine fill and flow rates and liquid velocities across all field pumps, tanks and pipelines.

However, when it comes to network security, the storied liquid handling company needed the most modern IoT and network security solution on the market today. The ease of use delivered in the Great Bay Software Network Intelligence PlatformTM stood out to the organization, as the solution required only one administrator to comprehensively monitor tens of thousands of network-attached endpoints. Further, administrators did not need to be “sent away for extensive training” like other solutions on the market.

“IoT is growing very fast, and it’s such a vast landscape for us,” said Patrick Stephens, Chief Information Officer at Rain for Rent. “Currently, we have a very large water and power project out in the desert, and all of our field tanks have remote monitoring capabilities that save the customer lots of time, but more network connectively means more potential for intrusion. We have more than 65,000 IoT field tanks, pumps and flow gauges, and all of those will fall under the Great Bay IoT security umbrella. Great Bay is excellent to work with, their products are very easy to deploy and at the end of the day the learning curve is very slight in terms of training.”

With the Great Bay Network Intelligence PlatformTM, Rain for Rent is now able to perform detailed endpoint monitoring for all of its network-attached devices—even on those that do not hold a supplicant. The contextual, real-time endpoint data has provided a comprehensive feedback loop that has greatly increased the organization’s levels of comfort and assurance.

Additionally, Rain for Rent has become more proficient at leveraging IoT technologies to protect the environment by being able to discover and share valuable field information—often in the form of accurately and remotely monitoring fluid levels. Rain for Rent’s equipment already provides customers the ability to store large amounts of fluids on-site and greatly reduces the risk of hazardous release. Applying IoT technology in this manner allows the organization’s customers the ability to prevent damage to the local ecosystem due to water contamination. “There are amazing things you can do with your network if you can feed information back into your processes, measure it and leverage the data to remotely monitor and respond to situations quickly. Great Bay Software really puts us at ease while we stretch our IoT field capabilities to the max,” states Stephens.

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