Antalya International University Turkey, Europe
Cyberoam Secures the Academic Sanctity of Antalya International University Network
About Antalya International University, Education
Antalya International University (AIU) was founded in the year 2010 in Turkey. Its first academic year started in 2012. The students come here from a wide range of ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds to form one of the most dynamic campus environments in existence. It is an ideal gateway to establish a network of connections to Asia and Europe. It provides courses related to business, engineering, law, tourism and language.
Internet is one of the most important requirements for AIU. The students, faculties and management in the university use it for research, academic and learning purposes.
Internet being a major resource, all possible measures had to be taken to ensure non-stop and safe Internet connectivity for everyone in the university..
Mr. NECİP CELEPCİ
Antalya International University
Internet, being a major resource for the organization, Mr. NECİP CELEPCİ at AIU, wished to take all possible measures to ensure non-stop and safe Internet connectivity for everyone in the university.
The issues they would face were:
Network Periphery Susceptible to Malicious Threats
The central campus of the university contained information about the students, exam papers, training programs, faculty’s information, fees, course information and changes to be brought in the next academic year. All this sensitive information was under constant threat from spyware, DoS attacks and unauthorized access.
Moreover, AIU wanted to protect its students from the malware threats and keep the network up and running continuously. Mr. CELEPCİ said, “Protecting sensitive data from threats was a chief cause of distress for AIU”.
Reckless Internet Surfing
Being a university, AIU was concerned about how Internet would be used by the students, faculties and management. Mr. CELEPCİ said, “It was necessary for us to provide the students with access to the Internet, as and how they need it. At the same time taking care of their safety from unsuitable content such as that related to violence, porn, etc. was a major concern for us”. Moreover, Internet was used by the staff, hence blocking websites useful for some and not for others was also not a good practise.
The students use Internet in the university for research and study purposes. While doing so they may be exposed to threats like viruses, Trojans, phishing, malware etc. It was the responsibility of the organization to provide continuous Internet access to its students. Hence, protection from such malware was a prime necessity for the organization.
The Cyberoam Solution
AIU, being aware of Cyberoam as a good security solution and that it would fulfill their security requirements, chose it right from its inception. They purchased and deployed One (1) CR750ia in the central campus of the university in Gateway Mode. The benefits they found are:
- Secured Network Periphery
Cyberoam Firewall is ICSA and Check Mark Level 5 Certified and provides granular access controls over Internet traffic and network resources. It offers deep packet inspection for network and application based security protecting the organizations from DoS, DDoS and IP Spoofing attacks.
Mr. CELEPCİ said, “Cyberoam Firewall blocks the traffic containing attacks at the perimeter itself, thereby giving complete security to sensitive data”.
- User Integration
Mr. CELEPCİ said, “We integrated Cyberoam with our Active Directory to bring the AIU users under Cyberoam’s inspection”. This feature greatly helps him to create policies for scheduling and controlling the activities of the users based on identity rather than IP Addresses. Thus it helps him to keep a track of what is going on in the network.
Mr. CELEPCİ said, “The identity-based policies reduce our efforts to manually keep track of users and works brilliantly.”
- Careful Internet Surfing
Cyberoam’s Web Filtering solution provides 82+ URL categories enabling the university to prevent the students from accessing restricted websites and keep them focused on their studies. Cyberoam’s Web and Application Filter allows Mr. CELEPCİ to create user and group based web and application access policies. Each student and staff is given only that much access as is required for his/her task and the rest of the inappropriate websites are kept at bay. In addition, HTTPS scanning controls unauthorized secure access, thereby preventing unauthorized download, upload and data leakage.
Mr. CELEPCİ said, “Thanks to Cyberoam, for taking care of the unproductive Internet access by students and other users.”
- Malware Curbed
Cyberoam’s Gateway Anti-Virus solution scans the web and Email traffic – HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, POP3, IMAP and VPN tunnels and ensures that no malware such as viruses, Trojans, spyware and key loggers, slip into the network while students are surfing Internet.
Mr. CELEPCİ said, “Cyberoam’s Anti-Virus ensures that no malware slips into the network by any means”.
- To Conclude
Mr. CELEPCİ said, “Cyberoam is a good product giving all the solutions together in one box. I would recommend it to all in need of a security solution.”