Capital Satellite Technologies, Egypt, Africa
Capital Satellite Technologies Relies on Cyberoam for Continuous Internet Availability
About Capital Satellite Technologies, Communication
Cap-Sat Technologies (CAPSAT)
provides data and voice solutions to
corporate and non-governmental
organizations internationally. It uses its
expertise in next-generation networking to
provide innovative and cost-effective
services to the customers who are located
in remote areas where conventional
communication methods are not available
or economically feasible.
Internet being the most productive resource, the business cannot run without Internet connections and hence continuous connectivity and security was a major concern for us.
Mr. Ben Symington,
Capital Satellite Technologies
Mr. Ben Symington, the IT Manager at CAPSAT said, “Internet being the most productive resource, the business cannot run without Internet connections and hence continuous connectivity and security was a major concern for us”.The concerns related to security were:
Network Open to Threats
The CAPSAT network comprised of confidential data, business secrets and other client sensitive information. All these were under a constant threat from DoS, DDoS, IP Spoofing and other network attacks. Mr. Ben Symington said, “Protection against intentional and unintentional intrusion attempts and DoS attacks was necessary for us”.
Unmonitored Web Access
Mr. Ben Symington wanted to prevent his employees from getting distracted by unproductive websites like social networking sites, music and other such entertainment-related websites. He said, “We have known that generally many employees got diverted from their tasks while browsing unproductive websites”. As a result work suffered. Also, sometimes employees unknowingly landed on malicious websites by surfing or downloading malware-laden applications which represented an additional layer of threat.
Business Stability Issues
CAPSAT used Singtel and Singnet ISPs for Internet availability. But they could not load balance the Internet traffic. Moreover, if any of the links failed they had to juggle between the links manually to find the failed link and then configure it again to bring up the network. This resulted into huge amount of network downtime. Hence, multiple ISP links load balancing, and failover was a significant requirement.
The Cyberoam Solution
CAPSAT searched the market to find a solution that could meet their security requirements. Having considered many sol utions Mr. Ben Symington ended his search on Cyberoam. They purchased CR15i, CR25i, CR35i and CCC appliances and deployed them at Tanzania, Zambia, Egypt, Mauritania and Singapore respectively in Gateway and Bridge Mode. After deploying Cyberoam, the benefits noticed are: