Hyundai Algeria Motors, Algeria, Africa
Impressed with Cyberoam’s performance, Hyundai Algeria Motors places it ahead of PaloAlto
About Hyundai Algeria Motors, Automotive
Hyundai Algeria Motors was established in
1997. They distribute machinery related to
vehicles in Algeria, imported from South Korean
firm Hyundai Motor Corporation, which is
ranked sixth globally on the podium of
automakers. Hyundai Algeria Motors has one of
the broadest ranges on the market and now
has over 45 distribution agents. The distribution
agents include 37 professional staff that ensure
the availability of spare parts, and 25 that
provide after-sales service and more availability
of genuine spare parts in the entire national
I am very pleased with Cyberoam’s performance. The best thing about it is that it works better than many other overpriced and overhyped solutions.
Mr. Yacine Tabet
Infrastructure & Security Manager
Hyundai Algeria Motors
Being a leading player in the Algerian Automotive sector, the Internet is used in
Hyundai Algeria Motors on a daily basis. Right from inter-office mail communication to
communication with clients, distributors and partners, the Internet plays a key role in
the day-to-day business activities of the organization. “We were looking for a solution
that could help us block access to unproductive and harmful websites”, pointed out
Mr. Yacine Tabet, the Infrastructure & Security Manager at Hyundai Algeria Motors.
According to Mr. Tabet, they faced the following issues:
Unrestrained Access to Unproductive Websites
According to Mr. Tabet, one of the most annoying aspects of having your business
activities completely dependent on the Internet is its uncontrolled use by employees
as a tool for non-business related activities. The employees spending most of their
time in unproductive browsing, chatting and accessing social networking websites is
highly undesirable for any business. The unrestrained and unmonitored access to
Websites cost organizations a great deal both in terms of productivity and undesired
wastage of network bandwidth.
Mr. Tabet worryingly quoted, “The need was for a solution that could help us put a
stop on surfing of unproductive and harmful websites”.
The Cyberoam Solution
Hyundai Algeria Motors looked into a number of network security vendors to address
their business needs. The search was for a solution that could provide them robust
Web Filtering features, with ease of use.
After careful evaluation of all the available options, they decided Cyberoam was the
best fit for them. They deployed Six (6) Cyberoam appliances in their network: Two (2)
CR 750iNG in Gateway Mode, Two (2) CR 35iNG in Bridge Mode, and Two (2) CR
35iNGas Proxy Servers.
After deploying Cyberoam in the network, the benefits that they notice are:
- Perimeter Secured – Intrusions Eliminated
The EAL4+ certified Cyberoam and its ICSA and Checkmark - dual certified Firewall
offers stateful and deep-packet inspection by protecting Hyundai Algeria Motors’
internal networks from DoS attacks and IP spoofing attacks.
Cyberoam’s Intrusion Prevention System has a customized database of over 4,500+
signatures which reach deeper than a Firewall and anti-virus to ensure second level
protection for the Hyundai Algeria Motors’ network from blended threats, backdoor
attempts and more. In addition, Cyberoam’s IPS also acts as an application firewall,
supplementing organizational efforts to curb data leakage through open proxies,
instant messengers and P2P.
- Robust Web Filtering
After a pleasant integration of Cyberoam with
their AD server, Mr. Tabet has created Identity-based filtering policies to regulate the content
accessed over the Internet. He has customized
the filtering policies taking into account the
corporate requirement of Hyundai Algeria
Cyberoam’s content filtering database has
more than 100 million sites neatly grouped into
more than 89 categories. With User identity and
time as additional parameters to bind with a
Web Filter policy, he has granular control and
unparalleled flexibility in implementing the
organization’s strict policy of content accessed
over the Internet.
Mr. Tabet said, “Cyberoam’s URL Filtering
feature is quite impressive. I am very happy as
now we have full control over the websites
accessed through the company’s network”.
- Controlled Spam
Cyberoam’s Check Mark Level 5 certified
Anti-Spam solution provides Spam detection
rate of over 99% and false positive rate of 1 in
1.5 million. This ensures that legitimate 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 that delivers the
In addition, the RPD technology which is
content and language independent, offers real-time protection from the very first moment
a new mail virus outbreak emerges.
After deploying Cyberoam Mr. Tabet said,
“Thanks to Cyberoam, we now have clean and
safe inboxes. In addition, our legitimate mails
are no longer buried in a heap of Spam.”
- On-appliance Reporting that does not slow down the solution
Cyberoam offers on-appliance reporting with
real-time logs and reports, saving the cost of
deploying a dedicated reporting solution. The
1,200+ in-depth reports offer real-time visibility
into user and network activities, helping
organizations to manage security, display
compliance and forensic analysis, unmatched
by any network security vendor till date.
Cyberoam reports include dynamic and
animated reports, in-line graphs, and country
The best thing about the feature is that despite
providing thousands of On-appliances reports,
it does not affect the performance of the
“On-Appliance Reporting is one of Cyberoam‘s
most salient features and my personal favorite
as well,” said Mr. Tabet.
- To Conclude
Mr. Tabet happily said, “I am very pleased with Cyberoam’s performance. The
best thing about it is that it works better than many other overpriced and over-hyped solutions”.