Kuwait Oil selects Cisco security for network refresh

Cisco Security
Kuwait Oil Co. has selected Cisco security solutions for its network hardware refresh.

Kuwait Oil has installed Cisco Network Admission Control (NAC), an admission control and compliance enforcement component of the Cisco TrustSec solution.

Network Admission Control is a comprehensive offering for controlling and securing networks. It will help Kuwait Oil to implement security, access and compliance policies through a central management point rather than configure policies throughout the network on individual devices.

The Cisco Annual Security Report 2015 notes that malware encounters are on the rise in the energy, oil and gas sectors. Maintaining network security and operational efficiency in distributed enterprise networks demands new technology.

Kuwait Oil’s network will be using the Cisco Identity Services Engine, which helps conquer enterprise mobility challenges. The security policy management and control platform automates and simplifies access control and security compliance for wired, wireless and VPN connectivity.

The Identity Services Engine Identify Services Engine is primarily used to provide highly secure access and guest access, support bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives, and enforce usage policies in conjunction with Cisco TrustSec technology, said Cisco.

Abdulsalam Al-Matrouk, Senior Engineer Telecommunications, Kuwait Oil Co., said the number of devices and applications accessing Kuwait Oil Company’s network both inside and outside our firewall has been steadily growing, thereby creating more attack vectors for hackers to exploit.

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