Walchandnagar Industries Ltd. India, Asia
Walchandnagar Industries Depends on Cyberoam for Internet Security
About Walchandnagar Industries Ltd., Manufacturing Industry
Walchandnagar Industries Limited, an ISO 9001-2000 certified company, is a
diversified high-tech heavy engineering project execution company. With a strong
engineering, project management and manufacturing infrastructure, it undertakes
projects and supply of machinery and equipment in the fields of nuclear power,
aerospace, defence, steam generation plants, independent power projects, turnkey
cement plants, EPC projects for mineral processing bulk material handling for heavy
processes, industrial, planetary and marine gearboxes, turnkey sugar projects.
We wanted to give Internet access to employees as per their working needs to fulfill their professional obligations. So we needed a solution to increase the productive usage of Internet.
Walchandnagar Industries Ltd.
Talking about the need of Internet security, Mr. Avadhani (Designation?) pointed out that they had multiple concerns. They ranged from productive use of internet by employees, to optimal bandwidth usage and malware free network.
Easy to Manage Security and Surfing Controls
Walchandnagar had a Linux-based firewall. This software-based solution was complex and demanded a high level of maintenance. The Linux firewall did not give much in terms of logs and reports plus they were facing support issues too. The lack of support for configuration and fine tuning in turn, cramped the administrator. The firewall-only security architecture was not able to curb unauthorized Internet access. “We wanted to give Internet access to employees as per their working needs to fulfill their professional obligations. So we needed Web content filtering to increase the productivity of our employees,” Mr. Avadhani said. The organization needed a solution that would provide them detailed reports of all Internet activities.
Optimal Bandwidth Utilization
One of the main challenges faced was “unproductive” use of internet bandwidth. Opening up access to all sites for all users resulted in bandwidth getting “choked”. Hence selective blocking of sites was required. Lack of Internet usage accountability led to malicious sites being surfed, which in turn infected the organizations network. In the absence of web filtering and access accountability, the little bandwidth that was left was consumed by unrestricted surfing. All P2P applications, Instant Messengers and other unproductive application downloads and usage were to be curbed. Phishing and pharming sites were to be blocked and productive surfing and business critical applications were to be given priority in bandwidth usage. So they needed a good content filtering solution and bandwidth management solution too.
Walchandnagar already had a desktop anti virus solution, but the network was often crippled by spyware, malware and viruses. Although a NAC (Network Access Control) device or Desktop level Anti Virus can detect and prevent malware entering through local verticals like USB and CDs, to effectively plug malware entering through Internet, gateway protection became imperative. So Mr. Avadhani realized that a gateway level anti virus solution watching over the entire internet spectrum would solve the problem.
Identity Based Controls
One very important factor in Walchandnagar was they wanted user identity-based security and not just an IP Address-based traditional solution. The company needed a security solution which provides perfect security to the users and tracks user’s behaviors.
Mr. Avadhani was looking for an appliance-based solution that was robust, well-blended and easy to maintain. He was looking for a comprehensive solution that would meet his above mentioned requirements and which would provide secure, seamless and costeffective business connectivity through VPN over Internet.
The Cyberoam Solution
In their quest for a total Internet security and access control solution, after a preliminary
analysis of various competitors, Walchandnagar decided to deploy Cyberoam Unified
Threat Management solution. After an initial successful deployment, the company
acquired four more appliances.