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TDIC enhances network security with Pulse Secure

Pulse Secure solutions manage network access, security standards for Tourism development body

TDIC has enhanced network security and access control with Pulse Secure solutions.
TDIC has enhanced network security and access control with Pulse Secure solutions.

Abu Dhabi's Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) has deployed security solutions from Pulse Secure to protect its IT infrastructure and enhance operations.

The Pulse Secure software and appliances have helped TDIC, the master developer for tourism, projects in Abu Dhabi, to tackle issues of secure network access, high network demand and compliance with security standards.

TDIC is involved with many collaborative projects, which require allowing third party contractors to connect to its network and shared resources. the IT department had previously struggled with ensuring secure access to both its network and shared resources for TDIC employees and teams from partner organisations.

"We normally have between 800 to 1000 TDIC staff on our network but during major projects we may need to provide IT resources and support for hundreds of additional users such as contractors, architects, project managers and other individuals from our partner community," explained Muhammad Asad Khalil, Senior Network and Security Engineer for TDIC.

The reporting capabilities in the new platform also enables TDIC to meet the regulatory requirements and audits of the National Electronic Security Authority (NESA), as specified in the UAE Information Assurance Standards (UAE IAS).

The Pulse Secure 5000 series appliances running Pulse Policy Secure Network Admission Control (NAC) software have allowed TDIC to develop processes to ensure each device that connects to its network is vetted to meet required standards. New staff or partners, and new devices can be onboarded either automatically, or in just a few minutes with the new solutions.

Abdul Rehman Tariq, MEA Regional Manager for Pulse Secure said, "The project at TDIC shows how regulatory requirements can be a perfect catalyst for seizing the initiative with transformative approaches to network security that can also provide a major boost to productivity and operational efficiency."

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