Allpack Industries Ltd. gets Freedom from its Network Security Concerns
through Cyberoam UTM
About Allpack Industries Ltd. (AIL), Manufacturing
Allpack Industires Limited (AIL) was established in 1992. It is a member of the IPS group
of companies, which in turn is a part of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development
(AKFED). AIL produces corrugated cartons and polypropylene sacks for blue chip
customers. Their company is ISO 9002 certified and is the only supplier of polypropylene
sacks with that accreditation in Kenya.
AIL, being in the manufacturing industry requires Internet for communication, online
banking and general surfing.
Uncontrolled Internet surfing and
Spam had become a matter of
concern for us.
Mr. Shadrack M. Mwangangi
Head of ICT
Mr. Shadrack M. Mwangangi, the head of ICT, at AIL was looking for a reliable network
security platform that could control the unwanted mails and Internet usage of users. He
said, “ Uncontrolled Internet surfing and Spam had become a matter of concern for us” .
The concerns of AIL were:
Unsolicited Junk Mails
Influx of Spam mails lead employees to waste a considerable amount of time in reading
and then deleting those mails. It also increased the load on the mail server. As a result,
productivity and bandwidth both were hampered. Moreover domains sending frequent
Spam mails could not be blocked. Mr. Shadrack said, “ We were unable to control the
size of the E-mail attachments and these Spam mails had become a great headache for
Uncramped Internet Surfing
Mr. Shadrack wanted to keep his employees focused on their tasks, preventing them
from getting distracted by surfing the unproductive websites like social networking sites,
gaming, music and other entertainment-related websites. He said, “ We have noticed that
many employees tend to get diverted from their tasks visiting non-work-related
websites” . As a result work suffered.
The Cyberoam Solution
AIL considered many solutions including SonicWall to meet their requirements. Then
after having a demo of Cyberoam, they were convinced and decided to purchase one (1)
CR 25ia. They deployed it at AIL (Head Office) in Gateway Mode.
After installing Cyberoam, Mr. Shadrack found the following business benefits:
- Secured Network Fence
Cyberoam Firewall is ICSA and Check Mark Level 5 Certified and provides granular
access controls over Internet traffic and network resources. It offers deep packet
inspection for network and application based security protecting the organizations from
DoS, DDoS and IP Spoofing attacks. It also provides a Fusion technology that enables
administrators to create network security and access control policies for multiple
features through a single interface. Mr. Shadrack said, “ I am now assured that no
external resources or threats can invade the network through Cyberoam” .
- User Integration
Mr. Shadrack said, “ We integrated Cyberoam with our Active Directory to bring the AIL
users under Cyberoam‘s inspection” . This feature greatly helps him to create policies for
scheduling and controlling the activities based on identity of the users rather than IP
Addresses. Thus it helps him to keep a track of what is going on in the network.
Moreover, the SSO feature helps the users to get easily logged in the Cyberoam and
Active Directory in just one time, getting them rid of logging multiple times.
Mr. Shadrack said, “ The identity-based policies work wonderfully.”
- Controlled Junk Mails
Cyberoam‘s Check Mark Level 5 certified Anti-Spam solution provides Spam detection
rate of over 98% and false positive rate of 1 in 1 million. This ensures that legitimate
mails reach safely to employee‘s inboxes while Spam is kept at bay leading to minimal
business loss. This feature also offers IP based filtering solution that blocks the source
which delivers the Spam E-mails. In addition, the RPD technology which is content and
language independent, offers real-time protection from the very first moment a new
Mr. Shadrack said, “ Thanks to Cyberoam, most of our Spam mails are now substantially
- Cramped Internet Surfing
Cyberoam‘s Web Filtering solution, offers a comprehensive database of 82+ web
categories ensuring that no employee can access inappropriate or harmful content like
pornography, violence etc. Moreover its Identity-based control helps Mr. Shadrack to
create and assign schedules, policies and level of access to users based on their
designation and role for surfing the web. In addition, HTTPS scanning controls
unauthorized secure access, thereby preventing unauthorized download, upload and
Mr. Shadrack said, “ Using Cyberoam‘s Web Filtering solution we are assured that each
one gets its own share of access rights” .
- To Summarize
Mr. Shadrack said, “ Cyberoam is an effective product and has enabled us to achieve
return on investment. I would recommend to all in search of a good network security