AWEB Upgrades Server Room

The Association of World Election Bodies (AWEB) Team from Korea, performed major network security upgrades to our Server Room. An additional layer of security was added to the Fijian Elections Office (FEO) network where external network users can access only what is exposed in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), while the rest of the FEO network is firewalled. This configuration is setup for our Touchscreen Voting Machines to prevent them from accessing our FEO local network.

They also constructed Network Zones to define standard baseline security requirements which has improved consistency and enhancement of network security in our local network. Zones are categorized as follows:

  • User Access Zone.
  • Server Zone
  • DMZ

In addition, two (2) identical firewalls have been configured and running to provide a reliable, continuous and secure connection to the public Internet. One firewall is configured as the Primary unit, and an identical firewall is configured as the Secondary unit. In the event of the failure of the Primary firewall, the Secondary firewall takes over to secure a reliable connection between the protected network and the Internet.

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