MRPL Building a Fortress with Next-Gen Security Solutions

MRPL aspiring to safeguard their network, converges with Netcon to establish security with Advanced Threat Protection and designs Spine and Leaf architecture for DC and DR network.

Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL)

MRPL is one of the finest oil refineries in India, committed to prevent pollution through effective Waste Management Plan. MRPL is a Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) under the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, located in Karnataka. The 15.0MMTPA (Million Metric Ton per annum) refinery has a versatile design with complex secondary processing units with high flexibility to process crude oils of various API, delivering a variety of quality products.

The Requirements

MRPL intended to facelift the existing design of their Data Center to sustain the growing demands of computing and storage resources. They wanted both DC & DR to be superseded with the state-of-the-art network architecture. MRPL aspired to safeguard their network and applications from cyber criminals by building a fortress with advanced threat protection solutions.

The Solution

MRPL initiated a competitive bidding process to affiliate with experts who can deliver the best outcome in upgrading their existing Data Center. Netcon met all the expectations of MRPL and emerged as a successful bidder in the process.

Converging to MRPL’s requirements, Netcon designed the state-of-the-art Spine and Leaf architecture for DC and DR network with 100G & 40G backbone between Spine & Leaf Layer: QFX 10000 & 5000 series.

Netcon’s certified professionals established a secured intranet & perimeter services with Advanced Threat Protection & Control using Fortigate’s Next-Generation Firewall for secured application access. Perimeter security was set-up using unified threat management solutions and internal firewall was enabled with IPS protection for the LAN users to have secured access. Our professionals automated the DR services, facilitated live migration with no downtime during DC-DR replication.

Live migration was completed successfully with no downtime or cut over issues. We had a good team from Netcon on-board for this project and they can be trained well to add value in future.

Mr. Sharath Budale

General Manager