Calçados Bebecê Ltda, Brazil, South America
Cyberoam Ensures Continuous, Problem-free Internet
Connectivity for Bebecê
About Bebecê, Fashion
Calçados Bebecê is a Brazilian firm which produces and sells trendy and quality female
footwear with advanced technology for the local and international market. It was
founded in September, 1985, in the city of Três Coroas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Bebecê is owned by Arnaldo and Antônio Moraes, having the strength of 920 direct and
1,700 indirect employees. It produces 20,000 pairs of shoes per day which are sold
worldwide. Bebecê has been commemorated with awards like Industrialist of the Year
in 2005 and Model Factory in Couromoda in 2006.
Continuous, problem-free Internet
connectivity has always been my
Mr. Ederson Luiz Nunes
Fashion houses like Bebecê tend to use Internet for extensive research and marketing
activities. So, naturally, Internet is one of their most precious resources. “Continuous,
problem-free Internet connectivity has always been my primary concern”, said Mr.
Ederson Luiz Nunes, IT Manager at Calçados Bebecê. Before Cyberoam, Mr. Nunes
faced the following Internet security concerns.
Leakage of Confidential Data
“IM applications are a boon and a bane for our company”, said Mr. Nunes. Like most
organizations, employees at Bebecê use IM applications like Yahoo Messenger and
Windows Live Messenger for internal as well as external communications. At the one
hand, these applications are essential for business continuity because they enable
communications at real time. But, on the other hand, they are the most common means
through which confidential data, like passwords and security codes, are leaked.
Vulnerable Network Perimeter
Mr. Nunes wanted to allow online access to employees, while simultaneously protecting
its network from increasingly complicated blended threats. This posed a major
challenge for him. “Unrestricted surfing and downloads invite a deluge of malware and
spyware”, he said. All Phishing, Pharming and Malicious Websites needed to be
blocked. Therefore, Bebecê needed an intrusion prevention solution and a firewall to
protect the network against intentional and unintentional intrusion attempts, and Denial
of Service attacks.
Undue Advantage of Internet
Any artistic work, especially that of a designer in a fashion house, involves extensive
research. Hence, they need boundless access to the Internet. Unfortunately, such
freedom in Bebecê was more often than not abused by the employees. They spent
more time on unproductive surfing than any useful work. “For all that I know, they would
be loitering on Facebook, rather than studying the latest fashion trend!” mused Mr.
Nunes. This had an adverse impact on the company‘s productivity
The Cyberoam Solution
After scouring the market for a suitable security solution, Mr. Nunes decided to entrust
Cyberoam with his network‘s security.
Bebecê purchased One (1) CR 300i and deployed it in Gateway Mode at their
datacenter. After Cyberoam deployment, the following business benefits were noticed.
- Perimeter Safeguarded
Cyberoam‘s Checkmark and ICSA dual certified Firewall safeguards Bebecê‘s network
against intruders like a dragon protecting its eggs. Users are given controlled access
to network and internet resources, ensuring that no security loopholes are left open.
With a comprehensive database of 4000+ signatures, Cyberoam‘s Intrusion
Prevention System offers a second line of defence against intrusion attempts like DoS
attacks, spyware attacks, spoofing, keyloggers, Trojans and more.
- Confidential Data Secured
Cyberoam‘s IM controls allow Mr. Nunes to monitor each and every conversation that
is taking place in the organization, in real time. Cyberoam also allows him to block file
transfers and webcams. Furthermore, Mr. Nunes has barred the use of certain
keywords in chat like „password‘, „secret‘, etc. If a chat message contains any such
words, that message is not forwarded and instead a warning from Cyberoam is
displayed, thus enhancing security. “Now that I can control chat activities of my
employees through Cyberoam, I can breathe easy”, he said.
- Internet Usage Controlled
Cyberoam‘s 82+ categories tough Web and Application Filtering technology made it
easy for Mr. Nunes to reign in unbridled surfing and downloading over the Internet.
Cyberoam blocks inappropriate and unsafe Web content, including phishing and other
malware-laden sites. This is done through a constantly updated database of millions of
websites. Mr. Nunes applied policies on users according to their work. He allowed
access only to those sites and applications that were necessary and blocked all the
- Business Continuity Upheld
Cyberoam UTM‘s SSL VPN solution provides “Anywhere, Any Time, Any Device” VPN
connectivity. It helps Mr. Nunes in providing stable and secure access to remote
users. Several IT personnel and higher management can securely connect to the
company‘s internal network wherever they are.
As the organization has two ISP links, Mr. Nunes uses Cyberoam's Multi-Link
Management to handle both links effectively. The Automated Load Balancing feature
distributes the traffic between the two ISP links. In case of a link failure, the Automatic
Link Failover feature automatically switches the traffic to the working link. So the
organization gets a transparent multilink management with no human interference and
100% Internet uptime.
- To Wind Up
“Cyberoam succeeds in addressing all our network security issues. We are very
pleased with it”, said Mr. Nunes.