Interplast, Ghana, Africa
Interplast Entrusts Cyberoam with the Security of its Network
About Interplast, Manufacturing
Interplast, situated in Accra, Ghana, is West Africa’s leading supplier of plastic pipe
systems. It provides integrated solutions for Water, Mining and Agricultural sectors
along with Telecom and Electricity infrastructure developments. It carries out active
business with more than 20 African countries.
Any organization, big or small, requires Internet for most of its business activities
Mr. Suman Lal V K
“Any organization, big or small, requires Internet for most of its business activities”, said
Mr. Suman Lal V K, IT Manager at Interplast. They mainly use Internet for
communication with their partners and customers through emails, video conferencing,
etc. Apart from that, Internet is required for online trading, online banking and general
Unrestricted Web Surfing
One of Mr. Lal‘s main concerns was heavy use of Internet by employees. Since there were no restrictions on Internet access, employees had the freedom to surf as they pleased. This brought down the overall productivity of the company. Furthermore, unrestricted browsing and upload/download of data put a strain on the organization‘s available bandwidth.
Threat of Malware
The organization‘s network was quite vulnerable to attacks from viruses, worms, Trojans, etc. The primary source of malware was Phishing mails that trapped unknowing employees into clicking malware-ridden links. “I am usually in fire-fighting mode, where I have to detect and eradicate virus attacks after they break out. I would rather have a solution that proactively clears away any possibility of attacks from the gateway itself”, said Mr. Lal.
Manually Managing Multiple Links
Another concern for Mr. Lal was managing Two (2) Internet links. At any point of time, Internet connectivity was provided by a primary link. If this link failed, it caused disruption in the business activities. Additionally, Mr. Lal had to perform failover manually which proved to be quite a tedious task.
The Cyberoam Solution
“I had had excellent reviews about Cyberoam from several organizations in varied sectors like government and banks. In fact, the reviews exceeded my expectation. So I straight-away decided to go for Cyberoam”, said Mr. Lal. They deployed One (1) CR 50i at their Head Office in Accra in Gateway Mode.
After installation of Cyberoam, the following business benefits were noticed.