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ADMCC keeps an eye on Abu Dhabi with Cisco

ADMCC expands existing deal to implement network giant's range of security

ADMCC and Cisco sign deal.
ADMCC and Cisco sign deal.

Abu Dhabi Monitoring and Control Centre (ADMCC) will use Cisco solutions to support the Falcon Eye surveillance system which helps protect the city of Abu Dhabi.

At GITEX Technology Week 2017, Cisco and ADMCC announced that they would expand their collaboration, to utilise innovative Cisco solutions in security and the data centre sphere.

Launched in July 2016, the ‘Falcon Eye' project uses Cisco's state-of-the-art Data Centre architecture designed specifically to support data centre virtualisation, based on Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS). This will support the expansion of Abu Dhabi's city-wide video surveillance project to help protect citizens and residents and provide a suitable environment for the prosperity and growth in the nation's capital.

"Safe cities create an environment that attracts the investments, businesses, and talent necessary for economic growth and development," says ADMCC Director General, His Excellency Saeed Saif Al Neyadi. "Interagency collaboration and real-time analytics are critical to our ability to help law enforcement provide proactive, informed policing that pre-empts incidents and responds faster to emergencies. Given their technology leadership, domain expertise and comprehensive portfolio, Cisco is the optimal partner to support the evolution of our ‘Falcon Eye' project and to develop new uses for our capabilities."

ADMCC will use Cisco solutions in areas including Advanced Malware Protection. When complete, the Cisco cyber security solution will apply threat-centric visibility and control to the environment, manage unauthorized access to the network, and gain more visibility to prevent malicious behaviour.

"Keeping citizens and assets safe and secure is a critical foundation for the economic and social prosperity of any city," comments Shukri Eid, Managing Director - East Region, Cisco Middle East. "We are proud to contribute to Abu Dhabi's vision for a confident, safe society by working closely with ADMCC to enable government agencies to better pre-empt and respond to emergencies and to safeguard the city's inhabitants."