Morris Lubricants Shropshire, UK
Cyberoam UTM - A One Box Protection for Morris Lubricants
About Morris Lubricants, Manufacturing
Established in 1869, Morris Lubricants is a British independent, family owned company which manufactures Lubricants in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. It is one of the leading oil blenders and marketers in Europe with a solid reputation for quality and service.
Being in the manufacturing industry, Morris Lubricants, use Internet greatly for advertising, research work and to maintain good relationship with the customers as well as with the suppliers.
We used a network security solution consisting of two separate firewalls which required extra skills and increased the overhead. Our technology was quondam and substandard.
Mr. Neil Taylor
“We used a network security solution consisting of two separate firewalls which required extra skills and increased the overhead”, Mr. Neil Taylor, the IT Manager of Morris Lubricants, informed. “Our technology was quondam and substandard”, he further added.
Morris Lubricants faced network security issues related to:
Distributed Network Security Solutions
Morris had a separate appliance for every security need of theirs. This created a hassle in managing them. Such an approach required more skills and ultimately led to increased overhead costs. Mr. Taylor said, “Managing so many solutions together was a big annoyance for us”.
Unsecured Network Periphery
With the increasing usage of Internet the number of threats has increased. Hence securing the confidential information from the intruders had become a prime issue for the company. Mr. Taylor said, “We had two firewalls to safeguard all our data but that was not satisfactory and was difficult to manage”.
Often employees in the company would spend a significant amount of time in unproductive surfing. Some websites were such that they would contain malware and infect the network. Mr. Taylor said, “We had an endpoint Anti Virus solution, but that could not stop the viruses at the gateway from entering the network”.
Unsecured Remote Connectivity
The employees on the move often exchanged sensitive data, communicated and tried to access the resources remotely but they faced frequent connectivity issues. Mr. Taylor said, “Providing secure and uninterrupted remote access to our workers was indeed a matter of concern”.
The Cyberoam Solution
Morris Lubricants considered several UTM devices including Sonic Wall, Watch Guard and Cisco but they were not satisfied with them. Then, after having a proof of concept evaluation of Cyberoam from VCW Security, a distributor, they were convinced and decided to purchase a Cyberoam appliance. The company then deployed one (1) CR 100ia appliance at Shropshire in Gateway Mode.
The business benefits are:
- A Single Point to Control Gateway
Cyberoam provides a one box security solution to the company with all the features integrated and a user friendly interface. It also allows taking the backup and restoring the new configurations in a simplified manner. All this can now be done from a single box. Mr. Taylor said, “To our surprise Cyberoam UTM has given us the answer to all our security concerns in just one box!”
- Secured Network Periphery
Cyberoam Firewall is ICSA and Check Mark Level 5 Certified - provides granular access controls over Internet traffic and network resources. It also provides a Fusion technology that enables to create policies for multiple features through a single interface.
With a database of 4000+ IPS signatures Cyberoam’s Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) automatically detects, blocks and drops the suspicious HTTP, SMTP, POP3, FTP, IMAP, P2P and IM traffic ensuring network security. It also provides signature updating facility that updates the signatures regularly and provides zero-hour protection against latest attacks.
Mr. Taylor said, “Cyberoam Firewall blocks the traffic containing attacks at the perimeter itself, thereby preventing it from entering the network”.
- Restrained Web Access
Cyberoam’s Web filter solution offers one of the most comprehensive database with millions of URLs divided into 82+ categories, helping Mr. Taylor to allow users to access only those websites that are productive. In addition, HTTPS scanning controls unauthorized secure access, thereby preventing data leakage.
Mr. Taylor said, “Cyberoam Web Filtering Solution has enabled me to keep all my employees productively focused”.
- Malware Suppressed
Cyberoam’s Gateway Anti-Virus solution scans the web and email traffic – HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, POP3, IMAP and VPN tunnels and ensures that no malware such as viruses, Trojans, spyware and key loggers, slips into the network while employees are surfing Internet.
Mr. Taylor said, “Cyberoam Anti Virus stops all the viruses at the gateway level ensuring a clean virus free network”.
- Steady and Secured Remote Connectivity
Cyberoam’s On-Appliance SSL VPN solution provides Anywhere, Any Time and Any Device VPN connectivity. Hence it provides a secure and stable connectivity between the company and its remote workers. Cyberoam ensures that with less configuration and easy setup, the users can easily and securely connect and access the resources from any location.
- To Conclude
Being satisfied Mr. Taylor said, “Cyberoam is a one box solution providing all features. I would recommend it to everyone looking for a network security solution”.