Cyberoam Secures Eko Supreme Resources Nigeria Limited
against Web based Threats
About Eko Supreme Resources Nigeria Limited, Manufacturing
Eko Supreme Resources Nigeria Ltd, one of Wings Corporation subsidiary in Indonesia, is
the manufacturer of powder detergent, bath soap, and drinking powder.
Established in 1994, Wings Corporation expanded and hence decided to build the first
factory in Nigeria under Eko Supreme Resources Nigeria Ltd.
Spam occupied a staggering 70
per cent of email stored on Eko
Supreme Resources servers.
Mr. Wesa Teja
Eko Supreme Resources
With distribution of products around the world; Internet is used to provide the administrative
back-bone to the organization. Thus Internet is an important business tool which has to be
The company was facing the following security and connectivity challenges related to its
Access Control and Intrusion Prevention
The company needed a firewall and an intrusion prevention solution. The combination of
both the solutions was needed to protect the network against intentional and unintentional
intrusion attempts, and Denial of Service attacks.
Malware and Spam Control
For Eko Supreme Resources, a regular virus attack in the network, particularly in a fluxed
form, would translate into a lot of unwelcomed problems - corrupt files, defaced web
pages, PDF, design documents and huge downtime. Like other organizations throughout
the world, Eko Supreme Resources faced the growing threat of spam. Spam occupied a
staggering 70 per cent of email stored on Eko Supreme Resources servers.
The associated costs of spam were not only escalating but also impacting users‘
productivity, consuming IT resources and placing a strain on Eko Supreme Resources in
house IT engineers.
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. Wesa Teja, the IT Manager at Eko
Supreme Resources Nigeria. They needed strong web filtering solutions which could
control all Internet access and give informative reports on Internet usage.
The Cyberoam Solution
Eko Supreme resources looked into a number of security products including Cisco and
Mitrotik in order to address their business challenges. The search was on for an appliance
which would take care of their all above requirements. So they felt that Cyberoam was the
apparent choice. The organization then deployed one (1) 100ia at the head office in Apapa
in Gateway mode.
The business benefits were as follows:
- Firewall & Strong IPS
The Cyberoam firewall acts as the first component of Eko Supreme Resources solution. It
acts as a filter between the company‘s gateway and the Internet in order to block malicious
attempts to access the company‘s network, and allow only legitimate traffic. It prevents Bad
Guys from breaking in and helps keep confidential data from being sent out. Coupled with
Intrusion Prevention module, Cyberoam UTM can counter any Denial of Service attack. Mr.
Teja now felt the network is secure.
- Solving the Malware and Spam Concern
Cyberoam‘s gateway anti virus and anti spyware features lookout all the web and mail traffic
- SMTP, IMAP, POP3, HTTP, HTTPS and FTP protocols and make sure that no malware or
spyware creeps through the edge. Additionally, the anti-virus blocks attachments for specified
file types such as executables, media files, PDF, zipped files etc. before these blended
threats can demolish the network.
Recurrent Pattern Detection (RPD) powered signature-less anti spam technology works
instantly on deployment, with the least human intervention and is language independent. It
blocks spam in any language regardless of the content, e.g. image, audio, video or zip-based
spam. The anti spam feature is also equipped with Virus Outbreak Detection. This protects
the organization against any zero day attack. Cyberoam Anti-Spam has the lowest false
positive rate of less than one message in one million incorrectly identified as spam and a
98% per cent spam catch rate. This provides Eko Supreme Resources with the confidence to
stop spam at the messaging gateway before it reached users.
- Filtering Solution
Cyberoam‘s Web filtering solution, with more than eighty two (82) categories ensures that the
employees do not access pornography, violence and other harmful content on the Web.
Cyberoam blocks the pop-ups, phishing, pharming and other malware laden sites. All the
harmful Trojans, cookies and scripts sites were also safely out of bounds for the employees.
Mr. Teja commended Cyberoam as an excellent Web Filtering solution that does not
compromise on needs of employees.
- Round Off
“Cyberoam is very user friendly in terms of ease of use and management, plus it is extremely
easy to teach our IT staff how to use it. We are planning to buy CR500ia for future expansion.
With Cyberoam in place, we have the confidence of a secure and protected environment.”
said Mr. Teja.