Petroleum Services Company W.L.L
Kuwait, Middle East
Petroleum Services Company Counts on EAL4+ Certified Cyberoam for Bandwidth Management
About Petroleum Services Company W.L.L, Oil and Petrochemical Services
Petroleum Services Company W.L.L. (PSC) is
a wholly owned subsidiary of the Sultan Ben
Essa Sons Holding co. Their services range
from sales and representation of international
products, consultancy and Engineering service.
PSC works towards supplying and servicing the
industry. Over the years, they have developed
a unique expertise in the market of specialized
field of industries in oil, petrochemical, and
In conjunction with engineering and contracting
companies, they undertake turnkey projects.
Moreover, with the assistance of their
subsidiaries and associate companies, they
have the advantage of being able to provide
additional support as and when required.
Petroleum Services Company deployed Cyberoam for Internet Bandwidth Management. Read more to know how EAL4+ certified Cyberoam, with its industry-leading networking and security features like Bandwidth Management, Web & Content Security and Email Security helped them fulfill their business requirements.
Mr. John Lobo
Petroleum Services Company
Being a leading and modern day service provider of oil, petrochemical, and power
generation industry in Kuwait, the Internet helps them immensely in their day-to-day
activities. With the heavy usage of the Internet in the company, its non-stop availability
was of top most priority. "We were in need for a solution that would help us in easy
and efficient management of our Internet bandwidth", said Mr. John Lobo, the IT
Administrator at PSC.
According to Mr. Lobo, the issues that they faced were:
Internet Bandwidth Misuse
The Internet 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. Lobo desired that enough bandwidth is
available to all their employees, 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. "We were looking for a bandwidth management solution
that could help us prevent its misuse and help us in its optimal utilization", said Mr.
The Cyberoam Solution
PSC was in search of a solution that could help them prevent bandwidth misuse and
to ensure sufficient bandwidth availability for productive purposes, at all times. 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 200iNG Appliance and deployed it in Bridge Mode at their
Head Office at Kuwait.
After deploying Cyberoam in the network, the benefits that they notice are:
- Network Bandwidth Managed
Cyberoam's Bandwidth Management feature offers Identity-based bandwidth controls,
preventing congestion and bandwidth abuse, optimizing bandwidth and delivering
higher ROI. The solution prioritizes business-critical applications and users with
granular Layer 7 and Layer 8 controls. In addition, Cyberoam's QoS feature allows the
flexibility to implement bandwidth management policies on a number of criteria
including User, Firewall Policy, Website, Web Category, Application or Application
Mr. Lobo says, "Cyberoam's bandwidth management offering is worth the investment.
The ability to assign user and application based bandwidth saves us a great deal of
time and the bandwidth itself".
- Web and Content Security
Cyberoam's Check Mark Level 5 certified
security features deliver comprehensive
network and data security while offering web
protection, maintaining employee productivity,
meeting regulatory compliance and preventing
Cyberoam provides a great deal of options to
set surfing policies including user, user group,
work function, web category and duration or
time of the day. This in turn, delivers high
flexibility in implementing web and content
Coupled with Bandwidth Management, which
ensures bandwidth availability and data transfer
limit based on duration and schedule of access
for specific web categories, Cyberoam limits
rather than blocks non-productive sites.
Moreover, Cyberoam Web Filtering blocks file
uploads and downloads over HTTP, HTTPS
and FTP, ensuring data leakage prevention and
meeting HIPAA, CIPA, PCI DSS compliance
- Email Security
With industry leading Gateway Anti-Spam
solution, Cyberoam protects organizations
against data, compliance, productivity and
financial risks. Cyberoam Gateway Anti-Spam
offers 99% accuracy and a less than .0001%
false positive rate, eliminating the risk of critical
business mail loss. The solution covers all
email protocols including SMTP, POP3 and
IMAP. The Recurrent Pattern Detection (RPD)-
based Anti-Spam technology offers real-time
Spam protection against zero-day Spam
attacks that carry the highest threat level during
the initial few hours.
More importantly, it is one of few UTM vendors
to provide Outbound Spam Protection. This
protects organizations from recurring incidents
of outbound spam in their networks thus
avoiding consequences of outbound spam.
Mr. Lobo happily quoted, "Since its deployment,
Cyberoam has blocked thousands of Spam
from hitting our mail server, saving us a lot of