The Lindenberg Emirates Depends on Cyberoam for its Security
About Lindenberg Emirates, Manufacturing
Located in the United Arab Emirates, with its center of operation and main office in Abu Dhabi, Lindenberg-Emirates LLC specializes in Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) mode of project delivery.
Lindenberg-Emirates LLC employs manpower expertise in all aspects of contracting including civil engineering, pipeline construction, turn-key industrial plants, mechanical and electrical installations, and services to the electromechanical industry including testing, maintenance and operational work which is fully supported by computer aided design (CAD) facilities, computerized project monitoring, accounting, and cost control systems.
The network covered sensitive information which was under constant threat from spyware and DoS attacks. So they needed a strong Firewall and IPS solution.
Mr. Shaneez Hameed
Senior IT Administrator
Mr. Shaneez Hameed, the Senior IT Administrator for Lindenberg Emirates was looking for a reliable Internet security platform to protect its users. “We needed a solution which would give us highest ROI while addressing our major security concerns – all in a single box”, Mr. Shaneez Hameed said. The concerns are listed below.
Access Control and Intrusion Prevention
The Lindenberg Emirates network basically comprised of design, construction and project with no focused gateway security sketch. The company contains the contract document and other client sensitive information and data that can be possibly targeted by attacks from external entities and outside access attempts.
Mr. Shaneez Hameed wanted a solution that would control the entire Internet traffic and provide a level of protection from network-based attacks by allowing good traffic and denying bad traffic as defined by a security policy. They need to protect the network against intentional and unintentional intrusion attempts, and Denial of Service attacks.
Monitoring Website Access
“There are millions of potentially harmful sites harboring illegal or inappropriate content and we needed to ensure that employees connecting to our network would be protected with the most advanced Web filtering technology.” said Mr. Shaneez Hameed. They needed strong web filtering solutions which could control all Internet access and give informative reports on Internet usage.
Throttled Bandwidth – Sharing Internet
Internet access was given by default to everyone in Lindenberg Emirates. The company’s mail access was given to everyone but they defined security and bandwidth management policies after taking the user’s identity and professional profile into account. Bandwidth needs to be managed and prioritized to achieve maximum business advantage. They wanted to ensure fruitful use of bandwidth.
The Cyberoam Solution
Lindenberg Emirates looked into a number of security products including Cisco ASA in order to address their business challenges. The search was on for an appliance which would take care of their all above requirements. The company then deployed One (1) CR 250i and One (1) CR50i at the head office at Abu Dhabi in Gateway mode.
The business benefits were as follows:
- User Integration
Cyberoam UTM adds up with a unique identity-based security solution which protects against insider threats by giving absolute visibility into “Who is doing What” in the network and allows creation of user identity-based policies. Mr. Shaneez Hammed used Cyberoam’s Active Directory (AD) facility to achieve the task of integrating Lindenberg Emirates users in the network through a wizard to trade in users. This ensures only company’s employees are allowed network access, and outsiders kept at bay.
- Firewall and Intrusion Prevention
Cyberoam firewall is ICSA and Checkmark certified - provides granular access controls over Internet traffic and the network resources. Coupled with Intrusion Prevention module, Cyberoam UTM can counter any Denial of Service attack. Mr. Shaneez Hammed now felt the network is secure.
- Safe Surfing Ushered
Cyberoam UTM’s web content filtering feature controls Internet access in the entire organization by blocking inappropriate and unsafe Web content, including phishing and other malware-laden sites. This is done through a constantly updated database of millions of sites divided into 82+ categories including pornography, P2P, entertainment and job search. Moreover, Cyberoam’s identity-based filtering allows sets individual user Internet access policy, surfing quota, time limits and bandwidth restrictions.
- Bandwidth Management
Cyberoam solution allowed user based limit on bandwidth, access time and volume data transfer. “I can now prioritize the organization’s bandwidth usage as per business requirements with more effective controls on which user consumes how much bandwidth (upload and download limits) during any time of the day”, said. Mr. Shaneez Hammed. This helped the company in controlling the user behaviour on the Internet.
- To Conclude
“Cyberoam is instrumental to my effort to upgrade Lindenberg Emirates infrastructure to be more secure, robust and scalable. It has radically transformed our infrastructure in such a way that makes downtime a rare event. It is an ALL IN ONE solution for our total, connectivity, productivity and security needs.” Mr. Shaneez Hameed concluded.