KPTCL adopts vigilant Cyber Security strategy

Karnataka Power Transmission Company Ltd., (KPTCL) selects Netcon as its technology partner to implement IT Infrastructure and EDR to guard its network & data.

Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited

Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited (KPTCL) is mainly vested with the functions of transmission of power in the entire State of Karnataka and construction of stations & transmission Lines and maintenance of sub-stations. It operates under a license issued by Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission. KPTCL is working towards their primary mission of ensuring reliable quality power to its customers at competitive prices and being the best electricity utility in the country.

The Challenge

A secure IT Infrastructure is critical for a Utility company. KPTCL was looking to implement end point security solution to mitigate the ever-increasing security threats of malware, ransomware and other zero-day attacks. The key challenge here is to seamlessly implement the solution on the existing infrastructure without impacting the user experience.

KPTCL Head Office had a legacy of unmanaged network infrastructure connecting 600 users and running 10+ critical applications hosted on premises. Frequent network problems impacted the IT services and troubleshooting was extremely time consuming. KPTCL wanted to upgrade their network with state-of-the-art SDN solution.

The Solution

Netcon designed and implemented Next-gen Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) and Anti-virus solution with SaaS based cloud controller for management. With detailed analysis and careful planning, entire solution is deployed for all desktops in a short time during the COVID19 pandemic. About 1000 users’ desktop/laptop have been secured with this comprehensive endpoint security solution with centralised monitoring control. This has helped KPTCL to have better visibility and control on the Endpoints and protect them from known unknown attacks.

Designed, implemented and migrated to a redundant, fully managed 3-Tier Network for the entire campus and seamlessly integrated with the existing DC Network. This is an SDN ready network and can be integrated with software applications for automated network service provisioning.

As a trusted IT partner, Netcon has provided value-added services, KPTCL by enabling Open Source DNS, DHCP, LDAP, NTP and Secured Authentication & Provisioning.

Technology Used

  • EDR & Anti-virus – Trend Micro Next-Gen Anti-virus & EDR suite on SaaS platform with Cloud controller
  • Cisco catalyst switches to support Software Define Network (SDN)
  • Cisco 802.11ac Wave Access Points.
  • Open Source DNS, DHCP, LDAP and NTP services