People’s Own Savings Bank, Zimbabwe, Southern Africa
People's Own Savings Bank Selects Cyberoam for Intelligent Bandwidth Management
About People’s Own Savings Bank, BFSI
The People's Own Savings Bank (POSB) is the only Savings bank in Zimbabwe, whose mandate is to mobilize savings and promote a savings culture in Zimbabwe. They provide accessible and affordable banking services to all Zimbabweans regardless of social standing or geographical location. The Bank was established on January 1, 1905 and is wholly owned by the Government of Zimbabwe. The Bank is supervised by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and the Ministry of Finance.
Cyberoam has turned out to be a smart investment for us. It has saved us a great deal of time and efforts.
Mr. George Chinomona
IT Manager - Networks and
People’s Own Savings Bank
Being a leading, modern day and the only Savings bank in Zimbabwe, the Internet is
used to perform day-to-day business activities. With the heavy usage of the Internet in
the bank, it becomes a necessity to manage the network bandwidth to prevent its
misuse. “We were in need for a solution that would help us in easy and efficient
bandwidth management”, said Mr. George Chinomona, IT Manager - Networks and
Systems Security at POSB.
Bandwidth Management Concerns
Bandwidth is a very expensive and at times, scarce resource for organizations. In a
time when the businesses are growing rapidly, the dependence on the Internet is
increasing two-fold. Mr. Chinomona needed to ensure that enough bandwidth is
available at all times. Hence, began the search for a bandwidth manager that could
provide improvement in bandwidth utilization, and in effect could yield increased
productivity with less bandwidth.
Need for Reporting
According to Mr. Chinomona, Logging and Reporting should be a necessary feature for any UTM solution. The Reporting feature helps any organization in Forensic Analysis and Compliance Management. “Real time logging and monitoring helps us to keep a close watch on all the activities happening in the network”, said Mr. Chinomona.
The Cyberoam Solution
POSB was in search of a solution that could provide them with efficient bandwidth
management and comprehensive reporting, right on a single appliance. After careful
evaluation of all the top network security products in the market, they found Cyberoam
to be the ideal solution to address their business challenges. They purchased One (1)
CR 300i Appliance and deployed it in Gateway Mode at their Head Office.