Lababidi Holdings Limited, Nigeria, Africa
Cyberoam UTM Provides All-in-One Internet
Security to Lababidi Holdings Limited
About Lababidi Holdings Limited, Clientele Servicing
Pisces Power and Services Ltd. (PPSL), a
subsidiary of Lababidi Holdings Limited
(LBH), is more than a generator firm. They
not only supply generators but also offer
tailored solutions to their clients' on–going
power needs. In terms of services, they
provide advice on capacity requirements,
supply of high performance generators,
maintenance, repairs or renovation of
existing units, short or long term rental.
Internet acts as a backbone for PPSL.
They need it for providing services to their
customers round the clock,
communication and administrative
We used a solution that could
provide a secured network. Soon we
realized that we had a
Mr. Adeleke A. Ogunbela
Lababidi Holdings Limited.
Mr. Adeleke A. Ogunbela, the IT Manager at LBH/PPSL said, “We used a
solution that could provide a secured network. Soon we realized that we had a
Too Many Security Solutions Spoilt the Broth
Mr. Ogunbela said, “We used multiple devices in our organization to secure the
network”. Hence, they faced many difficulties in managing and maintaining each
of the devices individually. Also, the cost of licensing the devices was high.
Torrent of Spam Mails
Mr. Ogunbela said, “For controlling Spam we used one Anti Spam appliance
deployed in the network as well as an application residing on the mail server.
But still, we received 10,000 Spam mails per day, which was really an
unacceptable number”. These mails created unnecessary troubles for
employees, leading to loss of productivity and increased load on the server.
The Cyberoam Solution
LBH/PPSL considered many solutions like McAfee Firewall and Checkpoint, and
used Microsoft TMG for securing the network. But they were not satisfied with
the performance. Hence, after having a demo of Cyberoam they found it to be
the one that could fulfil al l their security necessities. They purchased Two (2)
appliances, One (1) CR200i at the Head Office and One (1) CR50i at the Branch
Office. They deployed all the appliances in Gateway Mode.
The positive outcomes that they noticed are:
- Manageable Network Devices
Mr. Ogunbela said, “Cyberoam, all-in-one box appliance, ensures that we use
only one device for all the functionalities that multiple devices prior performed,
hence reducing the number of appliances to manage as well as the cost of
- Firewall – Securing the Network Periphery
Cyberoam's Firewall is Checkmark Level 5 and
ICSA Certified. It provides stateful and deep
packet inspection for network based security,
thereby protecting the organization from DoS,
IP Spoofing and other network attacks.
Mr. Ogunbela said, “Cyberoam has made us
tension-free from all sorts of network attacks”.
- Torrent of Spam Mails Controlled
Cyberoam's Check Mark certified Anti-Spam
solution provides Spam detection rate of over
98% and false positive rate of 1 in 1 million.
This ensures that genuine mails reach safely to
their destinations while Spam is kept at bay.
Moreover, the Recurrent Pattern Detection
(RPD) technology offers real -time protection
from the moment a new outbreak emerges. It
also offers the facility of managing Emails with
message, attachment size and subject line,
thereby minimizing exposure to threats and
After deploying Cyberoam in our network, Mr.
Ogunbela said, “Fortunately, Cyberoam has
filtered a significant amount of Spam mails,
providing a clean squeaking mailbox”.
- Safe and Filtered Web Access
Cyberoam's powerful Web Content Filtering
solution, with more than 82 categories, ensures
efficient usage of PPSL's Internet resources. It
enables Mr. Ogunbela to customize the web
filtering policies and impose s elective Internet
access and surfing rights based on employees'
working requirements. He can also prioritize the
organization's bandwidth usage as per the
business requirements. Furthermore, this
feature keeps all harmful websites, malware,
phishing, Pharming attacks and undesirable
content at bay.
Mr. Ogunbela said, “Cyberoam's Web and
Application Filtering solution enables us to filter
web traffic and restrict access to various sites
either during working hours or all the time.”
- Uninterrupted Business Stability
Cyberoam's Multiple Link Management solution
ensures optimum utilization of the two ISP links
by wisely distributing the Internet traffic among
them. Moreover, the Multi -Link Manager keeps
a constant watch on the links. If any of the links
fail the load is automatically transferred to the
working link, leading to continuous Internet
Mr. Ogunbela said, “Cyberoam's Multiple Link
Management assures 100% business stability”.
- To Conclude
Mr. Ogunbela said, “Cyberoam is a mixture of different features provided in just one box.
Also, they have a superb Support team that resolves all our queries on immediate basis.”