JOF Nigeria, Nigeria, Africa
Cyberoam Provides Granular Control & Visibility over Network Activities for JOF Nigeria
About JOF Nigeria, Logistics
JOF Nigeria Limited is a private company
located in Lagos, Nigeria. The company was
incorporated in 1991 and is a member of JOF
Group of Companies.
They are one of the leading providers of the following services in Nigeria:
- Import & Export
- Logistics support
- Asset Management
Cyberoam, truly, is a world leader in Network Security field. You name any Networking or Security feature - Cyberoam has got it all.
Mr. Adeyinka Adeola
Being a modern and one of the leading Logistics and Supply Chain companies in
Nigeria, 95% of business transactions in JOF Nigeria are Internet based. Clearly,
providing maximum network uptime is the top-most priority for the company.
Mr. Adeyinka Adeola Adetokunbo, the System Administrator at JOF Nigeria said, “We
were looking for a solution that could provide us with control and visibility over the
user’s online activities”.
The issues that they faced were:
Lack of Control and Visibility over User’s Network Activities
According to Mr. Adeola, current corporate policies surrounding network security often
neglect the most critical and weak security component: the human element. He
believes an organization's overall network security is only as strong as its weakest
link; it becomes an absolute necessity for any organization to design network security
policies targeting their users. Mr. Adeola said, “Our primary concern was to have
complete visibility and control over a user’s network activities”.
Indiscriminate use of the Internet
For JOF Nigeria, the Internet connectivity has both pros and cons. On one hand, it
opens the door to a pool of useful information, on the other hand, it offers a multitude
of opportunities to divert employees’ mind from productive work to undesired activities
like gaming, shopping, social networking, and media downloads and uploads. “The
need for us was to have a solution that could help us put a full stop on the
indiscriminate use of the internet like visiting pornography sites or downloading
movies etc.”, Mr. Adeola worryingly quoted.
The Cyberoam Solution
JOF Nigeria was introduced to Cyberoam by Sidmach Technologies, a Cyberoam
Partner. Sidmach Technologies helped JOF Nigeria scrutinize the varied features that
Cyberoam has to offer, which made them realize that Cyberoam is the best fit for all
their requirements. They purchased One (1) CR 50ia Appliance and deployed it at
their Head Office in Obanikoro Lagos in Gateway Mode.
After deploying Cyberoam in the network, the benefits that they notice are:
- Security built around the User's Identity
Cyberoam UTM’s Layer 8 technology includes
a user's human identity as part of the Firewall
Rule matching criteria. The Layer 8 technology
penetrates through all the security modules of
Cyberoam UTM. All security and networking
features can be centrally configured and
managed from a single Firewall Rule page with
complete ease. The identity-based security
gives real-time visibility into the online activity of
employees based on their usernames rather
than IP Addresses, plotting a clear picture of
who is doing what in the network.
Moreover, Cyberoam’s on-appliance reporting
generates 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.
- Censored Web Filtering
After successfully integrating Cyberoam with an
AD server, Mr. Adeola has created Identity-based filtering policies to regulate the content
accessed over the Internet. Cyberoam’s
content filtering database has more than 100
million sites neatly grouped into more than 89
categories including pornography, social media
The comprehensive content filtering database
blocks access to harmful websites, preventing
Malware, Phishing and Pharming attacks, in
addition to undesirable content that could lead
to legal liability and direct financial losses.
Mr. Adeola happily quoted, “Cyberoam, being
an Identity-based solution, helps us create user
wise filtering policies based on the staff cadres.
Now, we have a complete knowledge of who is
accessing what site”.
- To Conclude
“Cyberoam, truly, is a world leader in Network Security field. You name any
Networking or Security feature - Cyberoam has got it all”, said Mr. Adeola.