Khalid bin Ahmed Sons LLC, Oman, Middle East
Cyberoam UTM Regulates the Surfing Trend of Staff for Khalid bin Ahmed Sons LLC
About Khalid bin Ahmed Sons LLC, Construction
Khalid bin Ahmed Sons LLC (KAS) is one of Oman’s leading road infrastructure development companies. The company was established in the year 2000. Under the guidance and leadership of Chairman, Mr. Khalid Ahmed Al-Shanfari and the industrious tutelage of Managing Director, Mr. N. Surendra Kumar supported by dedicated teamwork, the company grew to the stature of an excellent grade construction company within a span of 3 years. By 2010, the year of its 10th anniversary,
the company had recorded an annual growth rate of 35%.
We needed a solution that could control the unnecessary usage of Internet.
Mr. Thirukumaran Sithiravelautham
IT Asst. Manager,
Khalid bin Ahmed Sons LLC
Mr. Thirukumaran Sithiravelautham, the IT Asst. Manager at KAS said, “We needed a solution that could control the unnecessary usage of Internet.”
The security problems faced were:
No Control over Internet Browsing
Mr. Sithiravelautham often noticed that employees used the Internet for accessing social networking sites, chatting, games, music, videos and other entertainment related websites. As a result, productivity was immensely affected. Moreover, clicking malicious links in the websites often caused another additional trouble of malwares. Hence, security of the network also became a major concern for us.
The Cyberoam Solution
KAS was looking for a solution that could keep the employees focused at their tasks. During his search, he found Cyberoam to be fulfilling the need and purchased Three (3) appliances, One (1) CR15i at Ghala (Head Office), One (1) CR15i at MSC Ghala and One (1) CR15i at Misfa. They deployed all appliances in Gateway Mode. The benefits noticed after deploying Cyberoam are:
- Firewall Filtering the Network from Malicious Traffic
Cyberoam’s Firewall is Checkmark Level 5 and ICSA Certified. It acts as a filter between the company’s gateway and the Internet allowing only legitimate traffic to enter the network. It provides stateful and deep packet inspection for network based security, thereby protecting the organization from DoS, IP Spoofing and other network attacks. It also provides a Fusion technology that enables administrators to create policies for multiple features through a single interface.
Mr. Sithiravelautham said, “Cyberoam’s Firewall efficiently filters out the malicious traffic before it enters the network, providing a clean and attack-free network”.
- Internet Browsing Completely Controlled
Cyberoam’s Web Filtering solution provides a database of millions of URLs divided into 89+ categories, helping Mr. Sithiravelautham to allow the staff to access only those websites that are authorized by the company’s policies. Thus he can keep the staff focused on their tasks. Moreover, the Application Filter blocks all malware-laden sites, P2P, Instant Messengers, illegal audio, video, streaming media and other bandwidth-intensive download. Cyberoam’s identity-based filtering allows administrator to create schedules and assign Internet access policies, surfing quota, time limits and bandwidth restrictions to individual user based on certain criteria. In addition, HTTPS scanning controls unauthorized secure access, preventing unauthorized download, upload and data leakage. As a result, this helped KAS in increased productivity and security of network from malwares.
Mr. Sithiravelautham said, “Cyberoam’s Web and Application Filtering solution has efficiently regulated the surfing trend of users and has helped in increased productivity”.
- To Conclude
Mr. Sithiravelautham said, “Cyberoam’s remarkable Firewall and Web Filtering has made itself to be one of the top recommended Internet security solutions. It has also helped us in achieving RoI.”