Jordan Phosphate Mines Company, Jordan, Asia
Mining Industry Using Cyberoam UTM for its Rescue
About Jordan Phosphate Mines Company (JPMC), Mining
JPMC was incorporated into a public shareholding company in 1953. It operates in three
mining locations across the central and southern parts of Jordan; Al Hassa, Al Abiad, and
Eshidiya Mines. JPMC produces up to 7 million tonnes a year of rock, making it the world's
sixth largest phosphate rock producer and the second largest exporter.
The network covered sensitive information which was under constant threat from spyware attacks. So they needed a strong Firewall solution.
Mr. Ahmad Abdel Aziz
Network and System
According to Mr. Ahmad Abdel Aziz, Network and System Engineer at JPMC, the company was facing the following security and connectivity challenges related to its business activities.
JPMC users use Internet heavily for their daily activities, research work, for sales,
advertising etc. Due to the rising number of Internet threats, Security of their corporate
data has become a key concern for them. They wanted to put a stop to any incident of
communication loss or data tampering due to eavesdropping attacks from outsiders.
They were looking for ways to improve the manageability and scalability of their
networks without increasing their costs.
Controlling Malware and Spam Numbers
JPMC‘s servers contain the applications, and data that can be possibly targeted by
attacks from external entities. Unsolicited e-mail, more commonly known as spam is a
rising and complex problem. High bulk of spam mails ate a lot of precious bandwidth
and it began strangling their mail server.
Control Unproductive Surfing
The organisation needed to know who was accessing what sites and needed an identity based filter and reporting system that would include a users‘ online behavioural audit. The solution would also be required to block harmful spyware/malware infested sites. It was also required to limit access to unproductive sites - such as entertainment, online shopping and gaming – and block „phishing‘ and „pharming‘ sites which ploy users into edifying confidential data.
JPMC has evolved into an organisation with independent networks at remote sites supporting many users. The primary challenges for JPMC were to provide access to sensitive data across a more secure and stable VPN. Internet is relied on profoundly to allow remote sites VPN access back to the main office.
The Cyberoam Solution
JPMC looked into a number of security products including Fortigate and Blue Coat in order to address their business challenges. The search was on for an appliance which would take care of their all above requirements with acceptable price. The company then deployed One (1) CR 1000i at the head office in Gateway mode.
The business benefits are as follow: