RAI Amsterdam selects Cisco and Radware for cloud security needs

Event experts RAI Amsterdam have selected Cisco and Radware to enhance their network security for events. The solution bolsters RAI’s security resilience by swiftly identifying and blocking harmful traffic, ensuring uninterrupted network availability, and optimising application performance during DDoS attacks.

The solution utilises Cisco Secure Cloud DDoS Protection at its core, a solution developed by Radware that is part of Cisco’s Cloud Security portfolio.

“With more cyberattacks targeting industry events, security has become a critical component to a program’s overall success,” said Yoav Gazelle, Radware’s chief business officer. “Working together with Cisco, we enable major event organisations and exhibition centres like RAI Amsterdam to build secure, state-of-the-art IT environments that align with high-end digital objectives while making cyber protection easy to buy, deploy, and maintain.”

RAI Amsterdam hosts a diverse array of approximately 500 events annually, attracting around 1.5 million visitors. These events include specific emphasis on robust network requirements for IT, gaming, and financial services events. Addressing this need, RAI Amsterdam has opted for Cisco Secure Cloud DDoS Protection, a solution engineered to provide resilience and uninterrupted availability for organisations facing DDoS attacks.

“We are continually investing in our IT environment so when our exhibitors and their customers walk through our doors, they are getting secure next-gen digital experiences that are among the best in the world,” said Bret Baas, chief information officer at RAI Amsterdam. “Our collaboration with Radware and Cisco is essential in helping us deliver on that commitment. Together, they are providing us with state-of-the-art cyber protection, deep technical expertise, and a flexible business model. It’s a seamless partnership.”

Cisco Secure DDoS Protection swiftly identifies and blocks harmful traffic using advanced behavioral algorithms and a global network of cloud scrubbing centres. This comprehensive solution, developed by Radware, not only neutralises DDoS attacks but also safeguards the network, optimizes application performance, and ensures uninterrupted availability during attacks.

“Cisco is proud to work with RAI Amsterdam to enhance their network security. In today’s digital landscape, the importance of safeguarding large event and exhibition centers cannot be overstated. With Cisco Secure Cloud DDoS Protection, we provide robust cybersecurity measures that ensure resilience and availability, helping RAI Amsterdam maintain a secure network environment as they host a diverse range of events,” said Michel Schaalje, cybersecurity lead at Cisco Netherlands.