Roedean School, South Africa, Africa
Cyberoam UTM – A Solution Providing Unceasing Internet Connectivity to Roedean School
About Roedean School, Education
Roedean School is a prominent all-girls’
school. It was founded by Theresa
Lawrence and Katherine Margaret Earle in
the year 1903, as a sister school to the
esteemed Roedean in Brighton, England.
Their mission was to provide young girls
with the kind of education that would
enable them to meet the challenges they
faced during the struggle for gender
The failover feature provided by MS ISA server was not satisfactory. As a result, many a times we faced downtime for a long time, causing business loss.
Mr. Peter Walther,
Mr. Peter W alther, the IT Manager at the school said, “The failover feature provided by MS ISA server was not satisfactory. As a result, many a times we faced downtime for a long time, causing business loss. ” The network security issues faced were:
One of the major requirements of Mr. Walther was continuous Internet availability. The school used two ADSL, one Broadband and one Fibre link so that their network always remains up . Moreover, the MS ISA server which they used for failover was not up to the mark. Hence, if any of the links failed they had to juggle up manually to find the failed link and then configure it again to bring up the network. This resulted into huge amount of network downtime and the business suffered. Hence, multiple ISP links load balancing, and failover was a critical need.
The Cyberoam Solution
Roedean School was in search of a solution that could provide them better failover ability. They found Cyberoam to be the one fulfilling their need and purchased One (1) CR200i appliance. They deployed it in Gateway Mode at Parktown, Johannesburg. The benefits noticed after deploying Cyberoam in the network are: