CEAL4+ Certified Cyberoam Provides the Perfect Solution to LAGBUS’s Internet Security Needs
About LAGBUS, Transportation
LAGBUS is a Transportation Services Provider
in Lagos, Nigeria which started operations on
the 17th of February, 2007. Created out of
years of experience of transportation woes,
LAGBUS offers to alleviate the transportation
issues in Lagos State. Currently, LAGBUS has
over 500 buses and 40 routes in operation.
They operate a prepaid and on-the-bus
ticketing service available in different
denominations on different routes.
LAGBUS aims to deploy dedicated buses with
prepaid tickets, select operators and GPS
monitoring to create a modern bus
transportation system for Lagos. They would
create a modern, secure and sustainable bus
transportation service designed for the special
needs of Lagos, while creating opportunities for
all stakeholders and be a model for others.
Cyberoam has performed wonderfully right from the time it was deployed.
We are very satisfied with it.
Mr. Mike Olukuewu
As with most institutions, Internet played an important role in the day-to-day
activities of LAGBUS. “While the staff needed Internet access for their tasks,
we needed to make sure they do not lose focus on work by the vast number
of distractions available on the Internet”, said Mr. Mike Olukuewu, Systems
Administrator at LAGBUS.
The major issue that they faced within their network was:
Unmonitored User Internet Activities
Undoubtedly, Internet makes a wonderful tool for business-related tasks like
communications, research, tracking, etc. But, the downside of this wonder is
that it offers too much of non-work related stuff that distracts employees and
reduces their productivity. Hence, Mr. Olukuewu wanted to monitor and
control web surfing patterns of all employees and employee groups to ensure
that the productivity and integrity of each and every employee is maintained.
The Cyberoam Solution
Being dissatisfied with their previous security solution, i.e., Microsoft ISA
Server, Mr. Olukuewu searched the market for a suitable Internet security
solution. He found Cyberoam to fulfil his requirement, and purchased One (1)
CR 100iNG. It is deployed in Gateway Mode at their Head Office in Lagos.
After Cyberoam installation, they noticed the following business benefits.
- Network Perimeter Safeguarded
Cyberoam’s ICSA and Check mark Certified Firewall offers stateful and deep-packet inspection to provide granular access control over Internet and
network resources. It prevents unauthorized entry into the private network
connected to the Internet. Data entering or leaving the network passes
through the firewall, which examines the data and blocks traffic that does not
meet specified security criteria.
- Internet Activities Bridled
Cyberoam allows Mr. Olukuewu to
instantly block web sites and enforce
acceptable usage policies on employees.
Cyberoam has a content filtering database
of more than 100 million websites,
categorized in 89+ categories. All social
networking websites, unauthorized
downloads, P2P applications, pirated
audio and video streaming and other
harmful and unproductive content is now
safely blocked. “Cyberoam gives us firm
control over all Internet activities within the
office premises. It helps us in upholding
discipline and productivity among the
employees”, said Mr. Olukuewu.
- Comprehensive Reporting
“Cyberoam’s comprehensive and granular
reporting approach is quite commendable”,
said Mr. Olukuewu. An efficient reporting
tool was one of their dire needs with the
help of which they could closely watch all
their network activities. Cyberoam, with its
1200+ drill-down reports, gives LAGBUS a
meticulous view of Who is Doing What,
When and Where.
- To Conclude
“Cyberoam has performed wonderfully right from the time it was de ployed. We are
very satisfied with it”, said Mr. Olukuewu.