Case study

South Korean Ministry of Justice improves infrastructure management


Need for increased efficiency at reduced cost
The South Korean Ministry of Justice is a central administrative agency that supervises the prosecution, execution of sentences, protection of human rights, immigration control, and other work related to judicial affairs. With a minister, vice-minister, and 1,087 employees, it was established in 1948 and now has a number of offices, bureaus, and affiliated organizations.
In line with a five-year national plan to enhance privacy and information security, the Ministry has been using centralized virtualization technology on a number of segmentation projects. In the first three phases of the project, from 2015 to 2017, network segmentation was carried out for immigration agencies, juvenile protection agencies, and custodial institutions. From 2018, phases four and five have included network segmentation for 56 correctional facilities with a completion date at the end of 2019.
To accomplish these changes, staff needed to implement real-time remote monitoring and control of the IT infrastructures and virtualized servers at each of its affiliated organizations distributed around the country. This also took in the main Ministry of Justice offices and included the automated distribution of related applications.