East African Community, Tanzania, East Africa
East African Community deploys Cyberoam for effortless Bandwidth Management
About East African Community, Government
The East African Community (EAC) is a regional
intergovernmental organisation of the Republics
of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, the United Republic
of Tanzania, and the Republic of Uganda, with
its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. The EAC
started its operations in 1996 with original three
Partner States – Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
The EAC aims at widening and deepening
Economic, Political, Social and Culture
integration in order to improve the quality of life
of the people of East Africa.
"70% of EAC processes are automated. We needed a solution that could provide Continuous Internet Access and enable us to manage Bandwidth allocation."
Mr. Emilius Sasiyo
East African Community
Highlighting the need for continuous Internet Access, Mr. Emilius Sasiyo, the IT Assistant at EAC said, "70% of EAC processes are automated. We needed a solution that could provide Continuous Internet Access and enable us to manage Bandwidth allocation".
Bandwidth Management Issue
Employees at EAC needed the Internet for work-related purposes such as emails, Video/Audio Conferencing. Moreover, it was essential that bandwidth is not used up in unproductive activities like social networking. Clearly, proper bandwidth allocation was a key priority for EAC. Emilius said, "We wanted that bandwidth is allocated judiciously among all the employees and at the same time, ensure that it is utilized at its maximum."
Need for Uninterrupted Internet Access
Emilius said, "At EAC, 70% of the processes are automated which requires continuous Internet Access". It was essential that the Internet is up all the time to ensure the smooth running of business processes.
The Cyberoam Solution
Emilius was looking for a security solution that could best solve the above mentioned issues. After a thorough market research, he decided to deploy Cyberoam in the organization, as it was the only solution in the market with Layer 8 aware security architecture. They purchased One (1) CR1500ia and One (1) CR500ia. They deployed CR1500ia in Gateway Mode at their Head Office.