Axiom Telecom, Saudi Arabia
Cyberoam Provides Secure Connectivity to Axiom Telecom, Saudi
About AWNIC, Telecom
Axiom Telecom (Axiom) specializes in distribution of mobile and wireless communication products such as Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, Siemens, Samsung, LG, Palm and I-mate. Axiom also acts as a reseller of network operator airtime. It boasts about 400 retail outlets across the gulf region with excess of 1000 employees & revenues approaching USD $1 billion.
“Cyberoam proved to be All-in-One, Single Box solution for our Security and Business Connectivity requirements.”
Axiom Telecom, Saudi used a Linux based Content Filtering solution which was
based on IP address instead of the user. It failed to effective control over the user's
surfing behavior. Unbridled and un-audited surfing, download, P2P usage and
Instant Messaging applications ate into the precious bandwidth that powered the
business critical applications. Irresponsible and unproductive internet usage
exposed the organization to blended threats in form of spyware, malware and
viruses, leading to excessive burden on the IT Helpdesk.
To cater to the initial phase, Axiom desired an Internet Security Solution which
provided user's identity based Firewall, Web Content Filtering, Gateway Anti Virus
and Bandwidth Management.
The Cyberoam Solution
After exploring various products in the market Axiom Telecom Saudi along with
Sariya-IT, (distributor of Cyberoam appliances) found, Cyberoam UTM as the best
Single appliance alternative.
Cyberoam with its unique Identity feature provided an excellent content filtering solution based on users and their professional requirements. Employees are given internet access based on their job requirements and schedules. Web filtering database, which is 68 categories strong, blocks inappropriate and unsafe Web content, including phishing and pharming sites. Sites that have a potential of attaching spyware, bots and key-logger as payload, are blocked. Cyberoam's granular controls filter out bandwidth-intensive downloads such as streaming media and internet video thus reducing unproductive burden on the bandwidth. This ensures that the employees were always productively focused.
Secure Business Environment
Cyberoam's Anti-virus solution mitigated malware infiltration through the gateway by monitoring the HTTP and FTP protocols. This greatly reduced the IT Help Desk calls. Strong perimeter defense ensures safe and malware-free network.
Axiom deals with huge amount of user data which is sensitive and confidential. To
prevent leakage of this crucial data, Axiom has blocks all access to P2P
applications and only selective users are given access to IM applications. Even
these users are not allowed to send or receive any files over IM applications.
Bandwidth for CriticalApplications
The Bandwidth management feature of Cyberoam facilitates the network administrators to prioritize the bandwidth on the basis of user, IP Address and service. Now Parvez can assign specific bandwidth for surfing and specific bandwidth for business critical applications. This ensures that critical applications are never deprived of bandwidth.
Total Business Continuity
Cyberoam ensures uninterrupted internet connection using Multi Link
Management, at no extra cost. Axiom Telecom installed Cyberoam with two WAN
links terminating in Cyberoam at Jeddah. Using Cyberoam's multiple WAN link
failure parameters, Parvez can now ensure that the links are utilized for their true
Unhindered Reporting Visibility
Cyberoam has a comprehensive set of mail alerts and user-based granular
reports providing in-depth information about Viruses, Web surfing, Internet usage,
IDP and Bandwidth consumption. Reports monitor every network activity and
provide complete visibility to take preemptive preventive measures.
Axiom has deployed a Cyberoam Centralized Control (CCC) to centrally manage
all the Cyberoam appliances placed at various locations from a central location.