ENL Consortium Limited, Nigeria, Africa
ENL Consortium Limited Depends on Cyberoam for Non-Stop and Safe Internet Access
About ENL Consortium Limited, Conglomerate
ENL Consortium Limited (ENL) was
founded in Nigeria in the year 2002. It is a
multi-business consortium, functioning in
port, power and construction industries.
They have three sub divisions: ENL Port,
ENL Power and ENL Construction. ENL
Port is the best indigenous sea port in
Lagos and one of the best sea ports in
Being in diversified sectors, Internet is a
critical requirement for ENL as they use it
for communication, administrative
activities and research.
Increasing amount of Spam mails,
unmonitored Internet usage and
unsecured network had resulted in
many hassles for us.
Ms. Umenzeh Endurance C
IT Service Network Support Specialist
ENL Consortium Limited
Ms. Umenzeh Endurance C, the IT Service Network Support Specialist at ENL
said, “Increasing amount of Spam mails, unmonitored Internet usage and
unsecured network had resulted in many hassles for us”.
Increasing Spam Mails
Ms. Endurance said, “Out of the total mails received in the network 50% was
Spam. This was a disgrace for ENL”. These Emails led employees to waste
their valuable time in reading and deleting them individually which was an
annoying and time consuming job. Also, the server was overloaded with these
unwanted mails, leading to bandwidth congestion. This led to an intolerable loss
of productivity for the organization.
Often the company’s network was victimized by the perilous malwares , which
entered the network through web surfing, uploading, downloading and Emails.
Hence, Ms. Endurance wanted, that all sorts of malware attacks which led to
undesirable trouble such as loss of data, corrupt files and system crashes , are
kept at bay.
Unmonitored Internet Surfing
Ms. Endurance was depressed with the less amount of productivity that was
achieved. She often noticed that employees wasted their precious time in non-productive activities like chatting, accessing social networking sites, games,
music and other tasks. This also affected the bandwidth as due to the
bandwidth hungry websites, many a times legitimate applications became
difficult to access. Thus bandwidth and productivity both were hampered.
The Cyberoam Solution
ENL considered many solutions to select a best one that could fulfil all their
security needs. After having a demo of Cyberoam, they found it to be the best
and purchased Two (2) appliances, One (1) CR100ia at Burma Office and One
(1) CR100ia at Port Terminal. Both the appliances are deployed in Gateway
The positive results that they noticed after deploying Cyberoam in their network are:
- Defensive Network Perimeter
Cyberoam’s Checkmark and ICSA Certified
Firewall, offers stateful and deep packet
inspection for network, application and identity-based security. It thus protects the
organizations from DoS, DDoS and IP Spoofing
attacks. Its Fusion Technology blends security,
connectivity and productivity by enabling the
administrators to create policies for multiple
features through a single interface.
- No Entry for Spam and Malware
Cyberoam’s Check Mark Level 5 certified Anti-Spam solution provides Spam detection rate of
over 98% and false positive rate of 1 in 1
million. This ensures that genuine mails reach
safely to employee’s inboxes while Spam is
kept at bay, leading to minimal business loss.
This feature also offers IP based filtering
solution that blocks the source delivering the
spam Emails. In addition, the RPD technology
which is content and language agnostic, offers
real-time protection from the very first moment
a new outbreak emerges.
Further, Cyberoam’s Gateway Anti-Virus and
Anti-Spyware solution offers web, Email and
Instant Messaging security against malware,
including viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware and
key loggers. Email, Web and VPN traffic is also
scanned for malware. It also blocks
attachments for specified file types like
executables, media files, password-protected
files etc. before any malware affects the
After deploying Cyberoam, Ms. Endurance
said, “With Cyberoam at our gateway, the
number of Spam and malware attacks has
reduced significantly, leading to clean and safe
- Non-Stop and Efficient Business Stability
Cyberoam’s Multiple Link Management
solution, wisely distributes the Internet traffic
between the two ISP links ensuring its optimum
utilization. It also enables Ms. Endurance to
assign weights to each ISP links such that the
traffic load is distributed accordingly. Moreover,
the Multi-Link Manager keeps track of the links.
If any of the link goes down the load is
automatically transferred to the working link,
leading to non-stop Internet accessibility. Ms.
Endurance said, “In our organization multiple
ISP links are load balanced assuring
guaranteed service availability”. She further
added, “Now when one link fails, the second
link takes over the Internet traffic immediately,
ensuring efficient business continuity”.
- Regulated Internet Usage
Cyberoam’s tough Web Content Filtering
solution, with more than 82 categories,
optimizes the use of ENL’s Internet resources.
It enables Ms. Endurance to customize the web
filtering policies and impose selecti ve Internet
access and surfing rights based on employees’
working requirements. She can also prioritize
the organization’s bandwidth usage as per the
business requirements. Furthermore, this
feature keeps all harmful websites, malware,
phishing, Pharming attacks and undesirable
content at bay.
Ms. Endurance said, “With the help of this
feature a noteworthy improvement in user’s
access has been observed.”
- Technical Support
Ms. Endurance said, “Cyberoam support team
has always answered to all our queries
informatively whenever contacted. All our
issues are resolved promptly”.
- To Conclude
Ms. Endurance said, “Cyberoam is a very good product and the support team is the best. I
highly recommend Cyberoam to all in search of a good and affordable security solution”.