Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 23 - Page 18

FEATURE: MONITORING to increase the effectiveness and integration of security while reducing complexity. Fortinet was chosen for its leadership position in the Next Generation Firewall space, but most importantly, because it met MCC’s requirement for its provisioning of comprehensive routing function and security features delivered from a single box without compromising the performance for mission critical traffic. “We found two main advantageous with Fortinet; the value delivered by the products, and the performance of the solutions for multicast traffic. The MCC uses sensitive, high volume, low latency multicast traffic for its operation, and Fortinet was the only vendor to provide such performance 18 INTELLIGENTCIO with all the security features that we required,” added Mr Al Hassani. The project was introduced in three phases from the start of the MCC, and is ongoing. With ever-growing new network and security deployments within MCC and its agencies, there will be multiple deployments within the MCC Data Centre and remote sites in the future. Networks are undergoing dramatic changes and so are the threat vectors. An infrastructure as critical as a the MCC public monitoring system requires a multi-layered security solution which can scale as operations expand, and defend and protect the network from malware. Fortinet Security is built with scalability and actionable awareness to help the MCC protect its networks and remote users across multiple sites. n Khalfan Al Hassani, ICT Director – MCC www.intelligentcio.com