Telecom Egypt safeguards users

Telecoms Egypt has implemented intrusion prevention systems from TippingPoint to protect its network from attack, while allowing on-the-fly patching

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Telecom Egypt safeguards users The TippingPoint solution is intended to protect Telecoms Egypt's 11.7 million subscribers. (Getty Images)
By  Imthishan Giado Published  October 7, 2009

Telecom Egypt has installed intrusion prevention systems from TippingPoint to protect its corporate network from attack. The telecoms provider is one of the largest fixed-line providers in the country and claims to have over 11.7 million subscribers as of last year.

One benefit of the new system is that it eliminates the need for on-the-fly patching. According to the Telecoms Egypt, it can now remove malicious traffic from the network, manage non-mission critical application usage and ensure protection against subscriber-to-network and subscriber-to-subscriber attacks.

Khaled Marmoush, CIO at Telecom Egypt, believes that with the new systems, Telecoms Egypt can now monitor and analyse network traffic for security vulnerabilities: "With TippingPoint, we can now eliminate malicious traffic from the network, manage non-mission critical application usage, ensure protection against subscriber-to-network and subscriber-to-subscriber attacks, and implement new and value-added services, confident that our security and network performance is assured."

Ahmed Youssef, FVC's GM for its Egyptian operations, said, "We worked closely with the IT team at Telecom Egypt as well as our partner, Raya Integration, to find the right solution to their needs. Securing Telecom Egypt's on-going operations and IT infrastructure is a mission critical and a key focus area for the company's IT department. Intrusion detection and prevention systems were deemed necessary to complement the company's existing IT security policy and provide a secure environment for the corporate core applications and infrastructure."

Future plans for the system include a centralised management system, which will allow Marmoush and his team to configure and diagnose multiple Tipping Point systems simultaneously.

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