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Case Study: Downer Group

Downer, Cisco deliver first smart cities project

Downer, a diversified engineering and services company headquartered in Australia, collaborated with Cisco under their strategic (IoT) and smart cities partnership to build a smart cities security infrastructure project for the Western Australia Government State CCTV Strategy.

Summary

Challenges

  • Build out a smart cities project that would securely consolidate disparate CCTV intelligence feeds into a central data center
  • Ensure that the intelligence-gathering network is protected from breaches using robust next-generation intrusion prevention technology
  • Provide visibility into network devices, applications, users, operating systems, and files operating in their network, and quickly provision new sites

Solutions

  • Cisco Firepower 2110 NGFW HA with Firepower Threat Defense
  • Firepower Management Center
  • Next-generation intrusion prevention subscription
  • Site-to-site VPN with IPSec
  • Cisco AnyConnect VPN with APEX license
  • Cisco TrustSec
  • Cisco Switch 3560 IP base
  • Cisco LTE routers

Results

  • Downer provisioned a secure extensible intelligence-gathering data center
  • Established best practices that maximized context visibility and policy automation and speeds new site connection
  • Reduced day-to-day security management tasks through automation of routine tasks
  • Gained complete visibility into network threats with the capability to generate weekly security reports for the customer

What they’re saying

"I’m really excited about the collaboration between Downer and Cisco. We are providing some really unique solutions into the marketplace that not only meet their needs today, but also their needs into the future."

Jeff Sharp, Group Manager, Technology and Innovation, Downer Group

Who is Downer Group?

Industry: Diversified engineering and services
Location: Australia
Company size: 56,000
Website: https://www.downergroup.com/