Leolux Meubelfabriek B.V., The Netherlands, Europe
Cyberoam UTM Protects Leolux Meubelfabriek B.V. from All Intrusion Attacks
About Leolux Meubelfabriek B.V, Manufacturing
Leolux Meubelfabriek B.V. (Leolux) is a family business, whose brand name was created in the 1950s by merging Leo (Latin for lion) and Lux. Leolux is emerged from Zuid-Nederlandse Clubmeubelfabriek (ZNC), the company manufacturing traditional furniture. Their furniture represents modern luxury products. Along with furniture, they also have an extensive collection of leather qualities.
Leolux, being a big brand of furniture in The Netherlands depends on Internet for its marketing, communication, research, online transactions and general surfing.
We used NetASQ solution for securing our network but it was unsatisfactory and did not resolve our concerns.
Mr. Huub Rademakers
Leolux Meubelfabriek B.V.
At the time, when maintenance of our existing NetASQ security solution had to be
renewed, we wanted to evaluate this solution in terms of maintenance costs and technical
issues that we had with NetASQ. Expressing his dissatisfaction towards NetASQ Mr.
Huub Rademakers, the CTO at Leolux said, “W e used NetASQ solution for securing our
network but it was unsatisfactory and did not resolve our concerns”.
The security issues faced were:
Fending Off Intrusion Attacks
Leolux’s network contained confidential data about the customers, transactions, delivery,
orders, stock etc. All this sensitive data was under constant threat from DoS, IP Spoofing,
Man-in-the-Middle and other network attacks. It was also necessary to control data
tampering due to eavesdropping attacks from outsiders. Mr . Rademakers said, “The
NetASQ solution which we used was less capable to protect us from such intrusion
Inefficient VPN Connectivity
Mr. Rademakers was very unhappy with the VPN connectivity. He said, “The solution
which they used prior was not functioning properly. Moreover, the IPSec licensing cost
was also very high and the Internet access was also provided to Branch Offices through
the Head Office only”. As a result, they faced many issues.
Lack of Comprehensive Reporting
Leolux did not have any reporting solution with the help of which they could know what is
going on in the network and act accordingly. Hence, it was very difficult for them to
control and know the surfing habits of the staff.
The Cyberoam Solution
Leolux used NetASQ for securing their network but were not satisfied with it and hence
searched for another one. During their search, on recommendations of system integrator
Systemec, the first Cyberoam Diamond Partner in The Netherlands based in Venlo, they
purchased Nine (9) appliances. They deployed Seven (7) CR15iNG appliances at
Utrecht, Eindhoven, Brussels, Cologne, Ludwigsburg, Krefeld and Hungary while Two (2)
CR50iNG appliances as a High Availability Solution at Venlo because 24/7 network
uptime was very important. All the appliances are deployed in Gateway Mode. The
benefits achieved after deploying Cyberoam are:
- Availability of Comprehensive Reporting
Cyberoam’s On-Appliance reporting feature
enables Leolux to know what is going on across
the network and remote locations. It also
eliminates the need for independent reporting
solution thereby reducing operational cost and
need for extra peripherals. By providing 1000+
granular reports, the company can keep a track
of each user and know the work trend. Hence
based on the trend, the company can also
tweak the business policies to adjust the surfing
habits of the users.
On the other hand the employees knowing that
their activities are being looked upon will work
accordingly, leading to increased productivity.
- Blocked Intrusion Attacks
Cyberoam’s ICSA and Check Mark Certified
Firewall, provides granular access controls over
Internet traffic and network resources. Users
are given controlled access to network and
Internet resources, ensuring that no security
loopholes are left open.
With a comprehensive database of 4500+ IPS
signatures, Cyberoam’s Intrusion Prevention
System (IPS) automatically detects, blocks and
drops the suspicious mail and web traffic
ensuring total network security. It also protects
Leolux’s network from spoofing, DoS and DDoS
attacks in addition to keyloggers and Trojans. In
addition, it provides signature updating facility
that updates the signatures on a regular basis
and provides zero-hour protection against latest
Mr. Rademakers said, “Cyberoam has blocked
the outsiders from invading into our network,
providing a safe and secured surrounding”.
- Identity-based Security
Mr. Rademakers said, “We integrated
Cyberoam with Active Directory servers at
every site to bring the users under Cyberoam’s
inspection and it works excellently”. This
feature greatly helps him in creating policies for
scheduling and controlling activities based on
identity of the employees rather than IP
Addresses. Thus it helps the organization to
keep a track of what is going on in the network.
Moreover, Cyberoam’s Single Sign On
facilitates users to sign in to the Active
Directory and Cyberoam in a single shot,
eliminating the need for multiple logins.
Mr. Rademakers said, “Today with Cyberoam
and AD integration, Leolux earns profit with the
help of User Identity Based Security"
- Efficient VPN Connectivity
Cyberoam offers options like IPSec, L2TP and
SSL VPN for connecting remote users to the
Head Office. From now on the branch offices of
Leolux can directly access Internet without
using the Head Office’s Internet connection
anymore. Its Threat-Free Tunnelling
Technology scans all VPN traffic and ensures
that no malware or intrusions sneak into the
network. The remote users can securely access
resources from anywhere with the help of road
warrior and SSL VPN connectivity. Moreover,
its VPN connection failover feature offers
continuous connectivity for IPSec connections
across multiple ISP gateways.
Mr. Rademakers said, “With Cyberoam and
SSL VPN finally our VPN works perfectly and
that to without any extra costs. Also it has
helped in reducing the total cost of ownership
(TCO) of the company”.
“Since one of our IT staff members cleared the
Cyberoam Certified Network Security
Professional (CCNSP) exam, we are well
trained for doing maintenance on the Cyberoam
appliances", said Mr. Rademakers. "Also when
needed, Systemec will help us with their
excellent 2nd line of support".
- To Conclude
Mr. Rademakers said, “Cyberoam is a good product that meets all our necessities and
expectations. I would recommend it to all in search of a security solution”.