Red Star Express Plc. Nigeria, West Africa
Cyberoam Addresses Business Continuity Concerns of Red Star Express
About Red Star Express Plc, Logistics
Red Star Express Plc. is the fastest growing courier company in Nigeria. The company began operation on the 12 October 1992. They are now an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. The company is a service-driven logistics solution provider. It provides transportation,
warehousing and other supply chain management service. The company was listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on 14 November 2007
We were looking for a solution that could provide us with Multi Link Management feature that would efficiently manage, monitor and control the Multiple ISP Links coming into our network
Mr. Gbenga Akande
Manager - Network Suppor
Red Star Express
Being the fastest growing courier company in Nigeria, the Internet is widely used to
perform the day-to-day business activities in Red Star Express. Mail communication
and web surfing for research and business purposes are some of the key activities
that require an always-on Internet connection. Clearly, providing the maximum
network uptime in a secure way is the top-most priority for the company.
Unrestricted Web Surfing
Mr. Gbenga desired for a Malware and Virus free network. He wanted his employees to have a disciplined Internet access by restricting the access to harmful and unproductive websites. In addition, it avoids any unnecessary legal troubles or liabilities. Mr. Gbenga Akande, the Network Support Manager at Red Star Express said, “The Internet is a very useful resource for any organization. Its usage should be done in a fair and disciplined manner.”
Business Continuity Concerns
For any organization that is heavily dependent on the Internet for business activities, downtime of even a single minute can lead to a great deal of business loss. Not to forget the bad effect it leaves on the reputation of the organization. The need for multiple ISP links is now more than ever. The moment multiple ISP links are in place, its usage should be done in an optimal manner. “We were looking for a solution that could provide us with Multi Link Management feature that would efficiently manage, monitor and control the Multiple ISP Links coming into our network”, said Mr. Akande.
Securing the Network Perimeter
The Red Star Express’ network comprises of important business data that can be possibly targeted by attacks from external entities and outside access attempts. They wanted a solution that would control the entire Internet traffic and provide a strong level of protection from network-based attacks. Such attacks could culminate into corrupt files, mal-function of business applications, loss of critical data and system crashes resulting in downtime. Any such kind of an attack would cost them money, effort, man-hours and, in some cases, even their reputation.
The Cyberoam Solution
After searching the Network Security market for the ideal solution that could provide
them with best price to performance ratio, Red Star Express realized that Cyberoam is
the best fit for all their requirements. They purchased One (1) CR 50ia and deployed it
in Gateway Mode at their Head Office in Lagos.