DUBAIB AND SULAIM COMPANY, Saudi Arabia Asia
Cyberoam Helps out DUBAIB AND SULAIM COMPANY to have a Secure Network
About DUBAIB AND SULAIM COMPANY (DSCO), Engineering and Construction
DUBAIB AND SULAIM COMPANY (DSCO) is registered under Commercial Registration No.
2051002986/Khobar to engage in the Construction, Installation, Maintenance and Operation
of Telecommunications Systems and Electrical Distribution Networks.
The network covered sensitive information which was under constant threat from external entities. So they needed a strong Firewall.
Mustafa M, AL-Tayar
SULAIM COMPANY (DSCO)
The IT Manager, at DSCO, Mr. Mustafa Mohammed Al-Tayar outlined the basic
requirements saying, “Internet is one of the most business critical resources for our
Safeguarding the Network Periphery
The DSCO network basically comprised of design, construction and project with no focused gateway security sketch. The company contains the contract document and other client sensitive information and data that can be possibly targeted by attacks from external entities and outside access attempts. The organization, therefore, needed a gateway firewall to put a stop to all such activities.
Like other organizations throughout the world, DSCO faced the growing threat of spam.
Spam occupied a staggering 80 per cent of email stored on DSCO servers.
Throttled Bandwidth - Sharing Internet
Internet access was given by default to everyone in DSCO. Company‘s mail access was given to everyone but selected employees & specific departments were given access to specific Websites. 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.
The Cyberoam Solution
After hunting the market for the right solution, DSCO purchased two (2) units of Cyberoam CR100ia enterprise-class UTM appliance, which was soon deployed in gateway mode at their Head Office in Al-Khobar.
After deploying the solution, the following benefits were noted::