GACL Ranoli, Baroda, India, Asia
Leading Chemical Manufacturer Leans on Cyberoam for Productive Security
About the GACL, Chemical Manufacturing
Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited (GACL) was incorporated on 29th March, 1973
in the State of Gujarat by Gujarat Industrial Investment Corporation Limited (GIIC), a
wholly owned company of Govt. of Gujarat, India as a core promoter.
We are a non-IT company and need a simple solution that seamlessly blends into our network and transparently ensures our security and productivity. The solution should be affordable with manageable capital and recurring operational expenditures.
Mr. Davendra Shah
“We had multiple requirements. If I wished to classify them into categories I would say, we need a solution to take care of our security, productivity and connectivity needs,” Mr. Shah informed.
Further exploring the requirements:
The organization had a Linux based firewall solution which demanded a lot of manual intervention, but with little success.
The Cyberoam Solution
Taking a careful view of the existing solutions in the market, Mr. Shah decided to deploy two CR100i appliances at Ranoli and Dahej. They also procured a CR50i for standby purpose. At both the locations the organisation has a single ISP link. Cyberoam is deployed at the gateway at both the locations. All the users are locally created on both the Cyberoam appliances.
Cyberoam UTM‘s ICSA and Checkmark certified firewall uses identity, IP Address, service, and time schedule as decision parameters. This unique combination, coupled with Fusion Technology helps Mr. Shah design, configure and govern all the UTM features from a single console. This simplifies the total appliance management. Sitting in Ranoli, Mr. Shah can securely and remotely manage the appliance deployed in Dahej.
Web Content Filtering
Using Cyberoam‘s 82+ categories and identity based Web content filtering feature enabled Mr. Shah to configure user identity-based Internet access policies. The permitted sites have been white-listed using a custom category. The filtering solution maintains the sanctity of the network by blocking all malware laced sites, illegal downloads and unproductive sites. All the P2P, phishing and pharming sites are also out-of-bounds.
Gateway Anti Virus and Anti Spam
Cyberoam‘s gateway anti virus and anti spam ensures that all the web and mail traffic
over the Internet is clean and no restricted files enter the network. The anti virus even
inspects all the compressed files for any hidden malware or restricted files.
Virtual Private Network
Using Cyberoam‘s IPSec VPN and a leased line between Ranoli and Dahej, both the production sites are connected. The ERP application servers placed in Ranoli are securely accessed from Dahej. Similarly, the travelling employees can now easily and securely access the organisation‘s internal resources using the road warrior VPN feature. Cyberoam‘s Threat Free Tunnelling (TFT) driven technology inspects the VPN traffic for malware and policy violations. This ensures total protection for business critical applications.
To round it off
Talking about his Cyberoam experience, Mr Shah concluded, “From the initiation of sales process to the post deployment support, we have never been disappointed. Cyberoam delivers what it projects. The Technical Assistance has also proved constructive. Cyberoam has faithfully fulfilled our security, productivity and connectivity needs.”