UTi Worldwide, Zimbabwe, Southern Africa
UTi Worldwide Relies on Cyberoam for Protected and Productive Internet Usage
About People’s Own Savings Bank, BFSI
UTi Worldwide was established in 1926.
The company started as a freight
forwarder in Germany and grew into a
global supply chain provider with 19,000+
employees and company-owned offices in
59 countries. UTi now offers complete
supply chain services and solutions,
including air, ocean, distribution, customs
brokerage, and contract logistics, capable
of providing demand chain services
Being an industry-leading and non-asset-based supply chain management
company, UTi requires Internet for
communication, general surfing and
Internet being our important resource, its useful and judicious utilization was our major concern.
Ms. Leejav Tavares
IT Manager Central Africa
Mr. Leejay Tavares, the IT Manager Central Africa at UTi Worldwide explaining
his concerns said, “Internet being our important resource, its useful and
judicious utilization was our major concern.”
The security concerns they faced were:
Unproductive Usage of Internet
Mr. Tavares said, “We often noticed employees using the Internet for
unproductive activities like surfing, chatting, playing games,
uploading/downloading music, videos etc.” Hence, this affected the productivity.
Moreover, this consumed bandwidth to such an extent that many a times
required websites and applications also became inaccessible. Thus, bandwidth
was also hampered.
The Cyberoam Solution
In order to deal with the challenges, UTi searched the market for a solution that
could give answers to their questions. During their search, they found all their
security answers in Cyberoam and purchased One (1) CR50ia. They deployed it
at Harare in Gateway Mode.
After deploying Cyberoam they found following advantages:
- Firewall – A Wall Securing the Network Perimeter
Cyberoam’s Firewall is Checkmark Level 5 and ICSA Certified. It provides
stateful and deep packet inspection for network based security thereby
protecting the organization from DoS, IP Spoofing and other network attacks. It
also provides a Fusion technology that enables to create policies for multiple
features through a single interface, simplifying administration.
Mr. Tavares said, “Cyberoam’s Firewall has easily controlled the network attacks
and its rules are also easily configurable”.
- Productive Usage of Internet
Cyberoam’s Web and Application Filtering
solution offers one of the most comprehensive
URL databases with 100 million+ URLs
classified into 89+ categories that blocks
access to harmful websites. Hence, in order to
crack the dilemma of uncontrolled surfing in the
organization, Mr. Tavares uses this feature to
selectively block the web access of employees
without affecting productivity. UTi Worldwide
employees are now able to access only those
websites and applications that are authorized
according to the norms of the organization.
Also, Cyberoam’s identity-based filtering helps
Mr. Tavares to create schedules and assign the
Internet access policies, surfing quota, time
limits and bandwidth restrictions to individual
employees based on specific criteria.
Mr. Tavares mentioned, “With the help of
customized policies, Cyberoam’s Web and
Application Filtering has efficiently controlled
the unproductive usage of Internet.”
- Remote Resources Easily Accessible
Cyberoam’s On-Appliance PPTP and SSL VPN
solution provides Anywhere, Any Time and Any
Device VPN connectivity. Thus, the remote
employees can securely connect and access
the Intranet and RDP with less configuration
and easy setup. Mr. Tavares said, “With the
help of Cyberoam we can easily access our
resources from any location”.
- To Conclude
Mr. Tavares expressing his satisfaction stated, “Cyberoam is a good product and worth
investment. It has really enabled us to improve our productivity.”