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Ministry of Energy reinforces cyber security with F5’s LTM

Wahid Hammami, CIO, Ministry of Energy and Mamduh Allam, regional director, KSA & North Africa, F5 Networks

Ministry of Energy reinforces cyber security with F5’s LTM

SAUDI ARABIA’S MINISTRY of Energy outlined how it is adapting and maintaining its defense against evolving global cyber threats at the show yesterday.

“Cyber attacks aimed at disrupting critical infrastructure are becoming more nuanced, advanced and difficult to spot. There can be no compromises when it comes to our defensive posture and we cannot afford any disruption or downtime,”Wahid S. Hammami, CIO, Ministry of Energy, speaking at GITEX Technology Week 2019.

A key component of the ministry’s bid to reinforce its cyber security has seen it working with application delivery and multi-cloud application services vendor F5 Networks to protect its online services.

Ensuring robust security and service delivery is more important than ever as the ministry ramps up its central role in Saudi Arabia’s era-defining Vision 2030 rollout.

The ministry deployed F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) to stay abreast with the pace of energy demands. This enables it to move beyond mere load balancing to achieve intelligent, granular network control based on server performance, security, and availability.

Because BIG-IP LTM is a full proxy, it is possible to inspect, manage and report on all application traffic entering and exiting the network. It also helps simplify, automate and customise application services faster and with greater predictably.

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