Cargo Management Services , Zimbabwe, Africa
Cyberoam UTM: Single Package Security Key for Cargo Management Services
About Cargo Management Services (CMS), Consultancy
Cargo Management Services is a Management Company for several different
companies and one amongst them is Green Fuel.
The network covered sensitive information which was under constant threat from spyware and DoS attacks. So they needed a strong Firewall solution.
Mr. Rob Wallace
Cargo Management Services
Mr. Rob Wallace, the System Administrator at Cargo Management Services was looking for a reliable Internet security platform to protect the organization and its users. “We needed a solution which would give us highest ROI while addressing our major security concerns – all in a single box”, Mr. Wallace said. The concerns are listed below.
Guarding the Network Gateway
CMS servers contain the applications, and data that can be possibly targeted by attacks from external entities. Servers in their networks host clients and employees‘ information which had to be protected against outside access attempts. The organization, therefore, needed a gateway firewall to regulate access control.
Monitoring Website Access
“There are millions of potentially harmful sites harboring illegal or inappropriate content and we needed to ensure that employees connecting to our network would be protected with the most advanced Web filtering technology.” said Mr. Wallace. Some users required access to certain sites such as music, video, social networking, youtube etc to help them in their work. Opening up access to these sites for all users resulted in bandwidth getting “choked”. So they defined security and bandwidth management policies after taking the user‘s identity and professional profile into account. Bandwidth needs to be managed and prioritized to achieve maximum business advantage. They wanted to ensure fruitful use of bandwidth. Also, they needed strong web filtering solutions which could control all Internet access and give informative reports on Internet usage.
The Cyberoam Solution
After experiencing a range of products and after going through a trial demo of Cyberoam, Cargo Management Services decided to try Cyberoam UTM and it blended seamlessly into the network infrastructure and resolved all problems. CMS purchased Three (3) Cyberoam CR35ia and Two (2) CR25ia UTM appliance which was deployed in gateway mode at their head office.
The business benefits are as follows: