Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 23 - Page 17

FEATURE: MONITORING “We are responsible for protecting this data and ensuring its integrity for analysis and case presentation when and where required.” F ortinet, the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, has announced that the Monitoring and Control Centre (MCC) of Abu Dhabi has deployed Fortinet solutions to protect its ‘Falcons Eyes’ project from email spam and malware. The MCC is predominantly set up to protect citizens and visitors to the Emirate, and to protect public data collected via CCTV footage from across cities. Falcons Eyes is a visionary concept developed to enhance public security and welfare by deploying networked security systems across several entities to optimise the necessary response from detection to action. • Fortinet provides MCC with a cost effective yet efficient solution to network security and allows for fewer systems administrators • Fortinet solutions include enterprise firewall, an email security platform, a WiFi solution to facilitate WiFi requirements and centralised management and logging devices. • The multi-layered security solutions are utilised to protect MCC IT Infrastructure and data using end-point protection, email and web security solutions. “As the MCC continues to grow and expand its operations, the amount of data collected is enormous. We are responsible for protecting this data and ensuring its integrity for analysis and case presentation when and where required,” said Khalfan Al Hassani, ICT Director – MCC. “Fortinet Security provides us with an integrated and adaptive end-to-end security architecture to protect our entire distributed network through a single management interface.” The MCC previously relied on several security products from different vendors and encountered a number of challenges in managing the disparate solutions to effectively deal with threats. The architecture and equipment employed by MCC for this grand scale operation utilised Fortinet solutions www.intelligentcio.com INTELLIGENTCIO 17