Piedmont Plastics, United States of America
Cyberoam Replaces Cisco to provide Comprehensive Network Security to Piedmont Plastics
About Piedmont Plastics, Manufacturing
Piedmont Plastics is one of most respected
North American distributor and converter of
basic plastic shapes and films. They intend to
achieve even greater heights while maintaining
the highest level of integrity in all aspects of
their activities, and in a manner that promotes
an enjoyable and profitable working
environment for their customers, employees
We wanted a Network Security solution that would also provide us visibility of the entire network.
Chief Information Officer
Explaining about the organization’s Network Security requirements Marc Klinger, Chief Information Officer at Piedmont Plastics said, “We needed a network security solution that would guard our network periphery from all kinds of intrusion attacks while providing a complete picture of all the activities happening in the network.”
Unguarded Network Perimeter
How good are locked offices and buildings when the computers holding the confidential information are open to everyone on the network? In a time when most businesses contain confidential data that can be possibly targeted by attacks from external entities, it becomes very important to have a strong line of defense at the Gateway. Piedmont Plastics contains public servers, such as E-Mail and Web, which are exposed to outside world in order to satisfy business activities. Klinger wanted a solution that would control the entire Internet traffic and establish clear-cut boundaries between the internal networks and the outside world.
Despite using a dedicated spam filter solution, there was no significant reduction in the number of spam hitting the Piedmont Plastics’ mail server. In addition, on several occasions a legitimate mail was categorized as a spam. Klinger wanted a solution that would on one hand, provide best-in-class spam filtering feature and on the other hand, be straightforward and easy to administer.
Control over Web and Application usage
According to Klinger, the down side of having your business heavily dependent on the Internet is when it is used for unproductive purposes. The uncontrolled and unmonitored usage of web and applications is highly undesirable for any organization. Hence, Klinger was looking for a solution that would provide him with effortless content filtering. He wanted the web categorisation to be simple and straightforward so that the administrator could adjust the settings without the need to rely on external support.
Network Visibility Concerns
According to Klinger, Logging and Reporting must be an integral feature for any UTM solution. “We wanted a Network Security solution that would also provide us visibility of the entire network, be it any kind of network intrusion att empts, top accessed applications/websites, top users etc.”, said Klinger.
The Cyberoam Solution
Having been dissatisfied with Cisco ASA
because it introduced a lot of complexity in the
network, demanded high operational
expenditure and overheads, Piedmont Plastics
was in search of a solution that could provide
them with better services with ease of
administration. After searching the market for a
solution that would take care of their all above
requirements, Piedmont Plastics purchased
Two (2) CR 750ia.