The network and security infrastructure provides the foundation for all Products and Services provided by the client. A significant number of network and security devices (100+) needed to be replaced or introduced by this Programme (circa 50% of the entire estate) to maintain PCI compliance & remove End of Life (EOL) hardware. Furthermore, the internet service was not resilient & there were several Critical Security Controls (CSC) where new capabilities were needed to mitigate Business risk. 

Our Response: 

Iridium provided a team Comprising of a Technical Delivery Lead, 15 engineers and architects working with 12 senior client stakeholders. 
Cisco Firewall replacement and perimeter security including Skybox implementation and Next generation firewall capabilities 
Internet resilience; Replacement of legacy user core switches; Work Area Recovery (WAR) site resilience improvements. 
LAN and wireless replacement and Cisco ISE and Network Authentication (NAC) 
Core network replacement and inter-DC fibre replacement 
Checkpoint firewall software upgrade and replacement and Next generation firewall capabilities 

Key Outcomes: 

The Programme has delivered PCI compliance with no unplanned service impact. 
During implementation of Phase 1 there were over 30 IT Engineers and Business testers working to a schedule of events under our command and control team. 
Prioritised the Programme of work by Business objective. Engaged technical resource to perform analysis and translate requirements into High-Level Design and then subsequent Low-Level Designs per Phase. 
Planning of Change windows agreed with Business and Clients. Detailed event management plans executed during change windows. Controls in place for budget, risk (RAID) and plans. Reporting tracking progress versus plan 
Today, Iridium continues to be the technical delivery partner of choice to its global client. 
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