Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) hosts more than 1100 events each year, including meetings, conventions and exhibitions, concerts, tradeshows and gala dinners. MCEC’s range of in-house technology across lighting, audio, vision and IT creates memorable experiences for event attendees. MCEC offers the latest IT networking capabilities for both fixed and wireless telecommunications and computing.
Providing reliable public wireless Internet service to thousands of visitors daily, MCEC required network security and control over content and applications, without being overly restrictive. MCEC needed a solution that would:
The Check Point Solution
The Check Point Software Blade Architecture meets the need for a reliable, secure public network.
Managing network service through application control
MCEC required a solution that would ensure a secure wireless environment for thousands of users. The Check Point Application Control Software Blade allows MCEC to modify the online applications available to users at different times, helping manage the bandwidth consuming apps to control costs and keep the service available for all users.
Software Blade Architecture consolidates technologies, creating simplicity and flexibility
The Check Point Software Blade Architecture allows MCEC to run the many features of multiple software blades from a single device, enabling the company to simplify and reduce management time while maintaining high levels of security. “The other solutions we looked at couldn’t offer us the option of consolidating all our appliances, which would have resulted in wasted management time.” – Daniel Johnston, Information and Communications Technology Manager, MCEC.
URL filtering protects and enables granular web control
MCEC needed to put controls in place to protect online users while still allowing visitors access to information that was relevant to their jobs. With up to 10,000 visitors at the venue at any given time from a wide variety of industries, many users needed access to sites that were traditionally restricted or blacklisted. The Check Point URL Filtering Software Blade has allowed MCEC to enforce inspection of all traffic.
Robust, Flexible Protection
Unsurpassed Reliability for Critical Network Security
Single Point of Management