Stallion Group, Nigeria, Africa
Satisfied with Cyberoam’s Security Features, Stallion says Cyberoam is Straightforward to Use
About Stallion Group, Exploration & Production
Stallion Group is one of the best-managed
conglomerates in West Africa handling key
products like rice, fertilizers, edible oil, sugar,
building materials and others. The group also
manages an exclusive brand portfolio of
automobiles including Honda, Hyundai,
Porsche, Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda, Mahindra
and Ashok Leyland. On the industrial front,
Stallion has stabilized operations in rice milling,
plastics, packaging, steel, vehicle assembly
and other products. Stallion's service sector
covers shipping, vehicle leasing, home
automation, office technologies, transportation
Cyberoam is working great for us. We use almost all security features but my personal best thing about Cyberoam is its ease-of-use.
Mr. Krishnan Nagarajan Gurumurthy
Explaining the requirement of a security solution, Mr. Krishnan Nagarajan
Gurumurthy, the IT Manager at Stallion Group said, “We required an easy-to-configure security solution with good Content Filtering and VPN features”.
According to Mr. Krishnan, the Internet is a very useful resource and it is in best interest for both the organizations and the employees that its usage is done in a disciplined manner. He said, “We observed a lot of users accessing live streaming websites, downloading movies through P2P and wasting office hours on social networking websites”. He further commented, “We desired a solution that could help us provide access to certain websites and web categories like social networking sites to a particular user, while restricting the access for others”.
Bandwidth Abuse Issues
The usage of the Internet plays a key role in the consumption of Bandwidth for an organization. According to Mr. Krishnan, many a times the available bandwidth was used in non-productive tasks like: upload/download of videos, social networking and accessing bandwidth hungry websites. Bandwidth intended for critical business activities was stuck up by illegitimate and harmful malware that strangulated the network’s bandwidth. This had a negative effect on network’s performance.
Remote Connectivity Issues
Mr. Krishnan commented, “We use VPN to provide remote access to the network resources in our offices. The need for us was a VPN solution that was straightforward to configure and easy to use”. Clearly, VPN plays a key role in business activities for Stallion and hence the need for a VPN solution was imminent for them.
Need for Redundant Internet Connection
Mr. Krishnan explained, “Most of our business activities are dependent on the Internet. We desired a solution that would provide us seamless ISP Fail-over by passing the Internet traffic through a Backup link in case the Primary links goes down, without manual intervention”.
The Cyberoam Solution
Stallion Group was in search of a solution that could address their Content Filtering,
Bandwidth Management and VPN deployment issues. After looking through a number
of established Internet security solutions, Mr. Krishnan decided to entrust Cyberoam
with his network’s security.