MES Indian School, Qatar, Asia
MES Indian School Depends on Cyberoam UTM for Non-Stop Internet Availability
About MES Indian School, Education
MES Indian School (MES), recognized by
the Ministry of Education, Qatar and
affiliated to the Central Board of
Secondary Education (CBSE), Delhi, was
established in 1974. The school is one of
the premier educational institutions in the
Gulf. MES is the first Indian expatriate
school in Qatar to launch e-learning
project. They have also launched an
internationally benchmarked global
curriculum CBSE-I in the year 2010.
Internet is a valuable resource for an
educational institute like MES. Also, MES
depends on Internet for research, learning
purpose and administrative purposes.
Bandwidth congestion has made our network very slow, causing many problems.
Mr. Nishad Somanathan,
MES Indian School
Mr. Nishad Somanathan, the ICT Administrator at MES said, “Bandwidth
congestion has made our network very slow, causing many problems.”
The network security issues faced were:
Lack of Bandwidth Control
Mr. Nishad was annoyed with the speed of Internet. Often he complained that
the required websites either did not open or consumed a lot of time to open. This
was because of the bandwidth-hungry websites like social networking, music,
games etc. being accessed by the students and the staff. As a result, business
The Cyberoam Solution
MES looked for a solution that could increase their network speed as well as
provide Internet security. They even had demos of solutions like SonicWall,
Gateprotect, Netasq, Astaro and FortiGate but were not satisfied. After having a
demo of Cyberoam, they found it to be the best-fit and purchased One (1)
CR750ia. They deployed it in Bridge Mode in the MES Indian School campus in
Doha, Qatar.The benefits found after deploying Cyberoam in the network are:
- Firewall – A Wall Protecting the Network
Cyberoam’s Firewall, Checkmark and ICSA certified ensures that the school’s
network is safe from attacks like DoS, DDoS, IP Spoofing and other network
attacks. It also provides granular access controls over Internet traffic and
network resources. Its Fusion Technology blends security, connectivity and
productivity by enabling the administrators to create policies for multiple features
through a single interface.
Mr. Nishad said, “Cyberoam’s Firewall assures that all our sensitive data is
protected from all kinds of attacks”.
- Wise Usage of Bandwidth
Cyberoam’s Bandwidth Management assures
QoS for users and business-critical applications
like VoIP and CRM, by prioritizing them based
on source, destination, user, service and
service group. It also allows administrators to
create schedules based on which certain
amount of time can be allocated to each user
for accessing Internet. Further, it allows setting
the upload and download limits of data.
Mr. Nishad said, “Through Bandwidth
management we have been able to control the
downloading and accessing of unproductive
websites and files, leading to efficient usage of
- Non-Stop Internet Connectivity
Cyberoam’s Multiple Link Management, smartly
distributes the Internet traffic between the two
ISP links ensuring its best possible usage.
Moreover, the Multi-Link Manager keeps a
constant watch on the behaviour of the links.
If any of the links fail, the load is automatically
transferred to the working link, leading to
continuous Internet availability. Mr. Nishad said,
“Thanks to Cyberoam, the business now runs
smoothly without any disconnections, ensuring
efficient and non-stop business continuity”.
- User Visibility
Cyberoam’s On-Appliance Reporting feature
enables the school to know “Who is doing
What?” across the network. It includes features
like Traffic Discovery, Internet Bandwidth
Usage Monitors, Top Accessed Categories and
Google Search Reports, which enhance the
visibility of a user’s online behaviour.
Additionally, this feature comes absolutely free
without any extra cost. Having 1000+ granular
reports at their service, the school can keep a
track of each student and staff to know the
surfing trend. Hence based on the tendency,
the school can also twist the policies to stop the
surfing habits of the students.
Mr. Nishad said, “Cyberoam’s Reporting feature
has helped us immensely in knowing the
surfing trend and taking actions accordingly”.
- To Conclude
Mr. Nishad said, “Cyberoam is a good product solving many of our security concerns.”