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Railway Manufacturer Takes Unified Threat Management Solution

Fortinet : 06 July, 2011  (Application Story)
Fortinet is supplying railway equipment manufacturer Vossloh with FortiGate security appliances for Unified Threat Management across their networks
Railway Manufacturer Takes Unified Threat Management Solution

Fortinet has announced that Vossloh, a manufacturer in the design and construction of railway engines and passenger trains, has rolled out a new network security architecture, powered by an array of Fortinet’s appliances, for the broad protection of its network perimeter. The deployment of the Fortinet solution has enabled Vossloh to authorize external access to its network, both from its offsite personnel and from outside companies it works with on a regular basis.


One year ago, Vossloh evaluated the possibility of opening its network to external access. Until then, the company had been outsourcing its perimeter security but that solution was not flexible enough to address the manufacturer’s new security management and reporting requirements. After analysing the various offerings available on the market, Vossloh selected Fortinet´s solution because of the robustness of its technology, its ability to offer truly integrated security functionalities on a single device, as well as its ease of use and flexibility to address the manufacturer’s evolving security requirements.


“The Fortinet solution has exceeded our initial expectations. Not only, have we reduced risks of intrusions and opened new avenues of secure communication with external personnel and associates, but we have also been able to reduce our costs of product acquisition, maintenance and operations,” said Juan José Gómez Sanz, IT Systems and Technology Manager at Vossloh España. “By opting for Fortinet solutions and their real-time monitoring capabilities, we also have greater control on our network."


The process of analysis, consulting and implementation of the new security solution was led by TecVD, a Fortinet partner. One key requirement of the project, which was successfully fulfilled, was to allow a seamless transition to the new security architecture, without service downtime and without affecting internal users.


Vossloh deployed two FortiGate security devices in HA (high-availability) cluster mode, and activated the key functionalities integrated in the Fortinet devices, including firewall, antivirus, IDP, IPS, Web filtering, antispam, application control, VPN and traffic shapping. In addition, Vossloh rolled out one FortiAnalyzer in SaaS mode to automatically analyse and to generate reports from logs produced by the FortiGate devices. This SaaS solution is based on the “virtual” FortiAnalyzer subscription service from TecVD, through which Vossloh receives security reports and alerts.


"We are pleased to count a leader like Vossloh among our customers, which further proves that our multi-threat security systems are ideal to secure the networks of manufacturing firms and protect the critical flow of information to and from their customers, partners, and the extended supply chain,” said Patrice Perche, Senior Vice President of Sales and Support at Fortinet.

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