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Abu Dhabi’s Monitoring and Control Centre Leverages Fortinet Solutions to Protect its Falcons Eyes Project



05.11.2017 13:35:11 - Fortinet Solutions Chosen for End-to-End Network Protection and Simplified Management

(live-PR.com) - Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2017: Fortinet, 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 optimize 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, email security platform, WiFi solution to facilitate WiFi requirements and centralized management and logging devices.
• The multi-layered security solutions are utilized 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. “The Fortinet Security Fabric 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 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 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 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,” said Alain Penel, Regional Vice President- Middle East, at Fortinet. “The Fortinet Security Fabric is built with scalability and actionable awareness to help the MCC protect its networks and remote users across multiple sites.”
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About Monitoring and Control Centre
Following the vision of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the ongoing evolution of Abu Dhabi as a global capital city, The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council was created by Emirati Decree number 23 of the year 2007 and is the agency responsible for the future of Abu Dhabi’s urban environments, and the expert authority behind the visionary Plan Abu Dhabi 2030 Urban Structure Framework Plan published September 2007.
The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council ensures best practice in planning for both new and existing urban areas. The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council’s primary purpose is to deliver upon the vision of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, Ruler of Abu Dhabi for the continued fulfilment of the grand design. By drawing on urban planning expertise locally, throughout the GCC and around the world, the UPC strives to be a global authority on the future of urban planning and design. Chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council defines the shape of the Emirate, ensuring factors such as sustainability, infrastructure capacity, community planning and quality of life, by overseeing development across the city and the Emirate as a whole.
The Monitoring and Control Centre have been mandated with, and set the regulatory standards for ‘integrating all public access cameras onto one platform to provide full uninterrupted coverage of Abu Dhabi’ in compliance with the Safe City 2030 Vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Executive Council, mandated the General Secretariat of the Executive Council, the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development and the Department of Planning and Economy to develop a long-term economic vision for the Emirate. This mandate was given in order to deliver upon the vision of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, Ruler of Abu Dhabi, for the ongoing economic success of Abu Dhabi.
 
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