Baccarat - Famous Crystal-ware Designer Depends on
Cyberoam for Internet Security
About Baccarat Crystal, Manufacturing
The legacy of Baccarat Crystal extends since 1764. They are specialists in ingenious
handcrafted works of crystal-ware of the highest quality luxury products used in
decoration, lighting, tableware and jewelry. They have presence in five continents.
Baccarat perpetuates the great French tradition of a cosmopolitan art of living.
They were initially looking for a good replacement for their ageing firewall.
Internet is used to keep in touch
with all our branches spread
over five countries and in back
office administration. It is a vital
resource of productivity.
Mr. Thierry Mangin
Director of Information Systems
Baccarat had a legacy firewall which they wished to replace in a phased manner
because the firewall has limited efficacy in combating blended threats. Mr. Thierry
Mangin, Director of Information Systems, Baccarat launched a project to renew its
security infrastructure with a number of objectives:
Mohammed Parvez, the IT Supervisor, Axiom Telecom, Saudi had three primary
concerns which he wished to address in the initial phase of reformation process:
- Implementing a range of security and productivity tools to secure and control
- - Firewall
- - Antivirus and antispyware gateway
- - Anti-spam
- - Intrusion Prevention
- - Web and application filtering
- Defining security and bandwidth management policies after taking the user‘s
identity and professional profile into account.
- Doing more with less: achieving all the above mentioned goals should not
equate to an explosion in budgets.
- Obtaining dashboards alerts, mail alerts and reports on Internet use, threats and
attacks detected. Reports should give the administrator a clear view of all
The Cyberoam Solution
After a careful market survey, Baccarat chose Cyebroam UTM. Mr. Mangin opined,
"Compared to the objectives we set for ourselves, Cyberoam was the best answer.”
Baccarat installed two devices: a CR250i at Headquarters in Baccarat (Meurthe et
Moselle) and a CR100i on the Paris site.
The biggest advantage was that a single hardware platform hosted all the security
features - Fusion feature based unified and powerful management in which a user
can control his UTM appliance from single page. This feature enabled the
administrator to make Cyberoam into a lithe and sleek fighting solution that quickly
spotted the blended threats and re-aligned to mitigate it. Simplified and intuitive
management interface lead to a significant simplification of operational efforts.
In the first phase, both the devices are installed in transparent mode. This mode
was selected as it would require minimal changes in the existing network.
Cyberoam has been integrated with Baccarat‘s Active Directory for authentication
support. So now based on the identity, the organization is able to develop individual
and group security strategies for content filtering to provide regulated Internet
“Through Cyberoam we have gained in efficiency, quality control and now we
focus on users rather than IP addresses, which is more logical when addressing
security concerns. We actually got what we were promised on paper. The security
policies have been easy to configure,” Mr. Mangin said.
The efficiency of Anti Spam solution proved to be amazingly impressive. With
virtually no false positives the solution ensured that all the spam was weeded out
and only the legitimate mails made it to the inboxes. Multiple levels of mail based
security ensured that no malware sneaked through the mail communications.
Cyberoam‘s intrusion prevention system protected the organization against any
internal or external intrusion attempts. The IPS feature of the UTM has flexibility to
configure multiple policies on users or machines. This leads to unobtrusive and
business friendly security.
And the last decisive element was the quality of reporting embedded in the
product. Cyberoam seemed complete. With identity of users in clear focus, it
allowed the administrator to really know what is happening on his network.
"In the next phase, intend to do away with the legacy firewall. We will now deploy
multiple Cyberoam appliances in the Paris Headquarters and configure High
Availability to avoid any failure. We intend to deploy multiple Cyberoam
appliances in our boutiques, throughout the world. To us, Cyberoam is affordable
security,” Mr. Mangin said.