Kenya Tourist Board Kenya, Africa
Kenya Tourist Board relies on Cyberoam Unified Security Solution for its Security
About Kenya Tourist Board, Tourism
The Kenya Tourist Board is a State Corporation whose mandate is to market Kenya as a tourist destination both locally and internationally. The tourism industry is by far the largest single foreign exchange earner in Kenya. Tourism forms a vital foundation for the country's economy and highlights two of Kenya's most unique features: wildlife and beaches. A solid infrastructure coupled with a devotion to wildlife conservation has propelled Kenya to the forefront of the regional tourism industry.
Our sensitive information was under constant threat from spyware, and DoS attacks.
Mr. Paul Kathambana
Kenya Tourist Board
Tourists and travel agents alike turn to the Web as their first source of information on a potential destination for themselves or their clients, and they use email for fast, efficient and inexpensive communication to have their questions answered.
Basic Perimeter Protection & IPS
Security of corporate data is crucial for Kenya Tourist Board internally as well as to its external customers. This sensitive information was under constant threat from spyware, and DoS attacks. It was also significant to put a stop to any incident of communication loss or data tampering due to eavesdropping attacks from outsiders. So they needed a strong Firewall and IPS solution to fight against these attacks.
Virus Control & Spam Attacks
"It's very important for my business to be able to communicate with our industry partners as well as potential visitors from other countries. The organization was looking for a gateway anti-virus solution & anti-spam solution to prevent both web and email-borne malware from entering the network. For this, they wanted their anti-virus solution to scan viruses for HTTP and FTP over HTTP/HTTPS traffic on the web. The spam problem was even more serious as a large number of unwanted mails with objectionable subject lines consumed a lot of bandwidth and would disrupt the network.
Controlling Surfing Practices
As one of their most critical issues, Kenya Tourist Board wanted to raise workplace productivity by putting a complete end to indiscriminate Internet surfing by its internal users. It also wanted the solution to ensure precious bandwidth is not wasted on downloads of audio, video and streaming files and nuisance applications and instead, diverted to more productive use. Moreover, Mr. Kathambana knew unbridled surfing represented an added layer of threat through malicious sites such as phishing and pharming which had to be resolved.
Kenya Tourist Board has evolved into an organisation with independent networks at remote sites supporting many users. The primary challenges for the organisation 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
Kenya Tourism looked into a number of security products in order to address their challenges. The search was on for a new appliance which would have a large number of IPS and Anti-Virus definitions, and good anti-spam solution. The organisation then deployed one (1) CR 50i at the head office and two (2) CR 15i at the branch office in bridge mode.