BG Technical, Nigeria, Africa
BG Technical Deployed Cyberoam to Address their Network Security Woes
About BG Technical, Petroleum Services
B.G Technical ltd executed its first project for Shell in Forcados, Nigeria in 1994. The company has grown steadily since, both in capacity, diversity of services and in geographical spread. Presently, BGT offers services to most of the producing companies in Nigeria. Customers include Addax Petroleum, Chevron, Total, SPDC, Oando and others. The growth in services portfolio makes BGT one of the most integrated indigenous service companies, with services ranging from well services, to Pipeline and Process Services, (Pipeline Integrity assessment, etc.). BGT also has a manufacturing arm, Pipeline Pigs and Accessories Limited (PPA), a local company that designs and produces Patented Products for the oil industry. PPA has the only facility in Africa that manufactures quality pigging products. These products are used locally in Nigeria and exported to countries in Europe, Middle East and other regions. The Company’s focus is to offer services that help operators produce more oil & gas and also help them transport the products where they are needed.
“Cyberoam has turned out to be a smart investment for us. The product is proving its worth considering the investment we made”
Mr. Olaoluwa Ibigbami
Keeping in tune with most modern and tech-savvy organizations nowadays, BG Technical believes in a firm IT infrastructure. Internet is, by default, an invaluable resource to such organizations whose day-to-day business depends on effective communications and research. Hence, complete availability and security of this resource is of utmost importance. However, according to Mr. Olaoluwa Ibigbami, IT Manager of BG Technical, their network suffered from the following issues.
Lack of Perimeter Defences
"Agreed that Internet is quite a boon for any organization, but it has a dark side to it that we need to be wary of", pondered Mr. Ibigbami. In the absence of an effective network security solution, BG Technical's network was rendered vulnerable to impending cyber threats. The immediate need was to fortify the network perimeter against malicious intrusions, Spam, malware, etc.
Unmonitored Web Activity
Mr. Ibigbami felt that due to the lack of proper logging and monitoring, the Internet was not utilized productively. There were high chances of employees getting diverted from their tasks by accessing social networking sites, downloading/uploading videos, music and doing other non- work related activities. As a result, network bandwidth and employee productivity were negatively affected.
The Cyberoam Solution
After searching for a suitable solution in the market, Mr. Ibigbami decided to trust Cyberoam with their network’s security. Hence, they purchased One (1) CR200iNG and deployed it at their Head Office in Gateway Mode. After Cyberoam installation, they noticed the following benefits.