Amneal Pharmaceuticals India Pvt. Ltd., India, South Asia
Amneal Pharmaceuticals Replaces SonicWALL with Cyberoam for Efficient Inter-Office Communication
Amneal Pharmaceuticals India Pvt. Ltd., Pharmaceutical

Amneal Pharmaceuticals India Pvt. Ltd. is a manufacturer of the highest quality generic pharmaceuticals. Staffed by over 70 experts in the US alone, their exceptional scientific team provides them with over 350-years of combined experience and scores of Ph.D.s. With a foundation in oral solids, the addition of liquids in 2007 and expanding into controlled substances, high potency and hormonal products in 2008, the Amneal product offering continues to diversify along with their aggressive growth plan.

Finished in 2008, their R&D Centre in Ahmedabad, India is one of two key drivers– along with the primary labs in Brookhaven, New York, behind their organic growth and achieving their organizational goal of 30+ Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) approvals per year.

Cyberoam’s VPN solution is just what we needed. Now, the employees in Branch Offices can safely connect to the Head Office’s network.

Mr. Jignesh Dave
Asst Manager - IT
Amneal Pharmaceuticals India Pvt. Ltd.

Amneal uses the Internet both for Email communication and Web surfing. In addition, they require the Internet to connect the Branch Offices to the Head Office in New York, via VPN. Mr. Jignesh Dave, Asst Manager- IT at Amneal Pharmaceuticals India Pvt. Ltd. says, “Being a pharmaceutical company, Internet is required for research on various drugs. Moreover, our offices are spread across multiple locations. To communicate between Branch Offices and the Head Office, we need internet connection at all offices”.

According to Mr. Dave, the issues that they faced were:

Need for Efficient Remote Access Management

Mr. Dave said, “We were looking for a solution that could provide the employees working in our Branch Offices with a secure remote access of network resources located at the Head Office”. Hence, the need was of a solution that could provide them with reliable, secure and threat-free connectivity through VPN and help the people who are not physically connected to the Head Office, access required network resources.

Lack of Web and Application Filtering

Being connected to the Internet has both pros and cons. On one hand, it opens the door to a pool of useful information, on the other hand, it offers a multitude of opportunities to divert employees’ mind from productive work to undesired activities like gaming, shopping, social networking, and MP3 downloads and uploads. While unproductive web and application usage is not good for any business, it is the threat caused by malicious websites and applications, introduced inadvertently while surfing leisure websites, that often leads to troubles for the organization.

The Cyberoam Solution

aving been dissatisfied with SonicWALL NSA 2400 due to its failure at addressing their business requirements, Amneal Pharmaceuticals was in search of a solution that could provide them with better services and lower expenses. After searching for the ideal solution, they found Cyberoam to be a clear winner with its best in class Routing and Security features. They purchased One (1) CR 200iNG and One (1) CR 300i appliances and deployed all the appliances in Gateway mode.

After deploying Cyberoam in the network, the benefits that they notice are:

  • Protection against Next-generation threats with NGFW

    Cyberoam’s ICSA and Checkmark-certified Next-generation Firewall (NGFW) offers stateful and deep-packet inspection to provide granular access control over Internet and network resources. The Firewall governs how the Internet traffic is filtered, to mitigate the risks and losses associated with security threats to the company’s network.

    In addition, Cyberoam’s Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) feature delivers a strong line of defense at the network perimeter, through 4500+ updated signatures against hackers, remote exploits, backdoor activity and other zero hour attacks.

  • Threat Free Remote Access

    Cyberoam offers the option of IPSec VPN, LT2P, PPTP and SSL VPN over its VPN Firewall UTM appliances, providing secure remote access to organizations. Cyberoam’s Layer 8 aware VPN solution offers Identity and work profile-based access policies to users. The VPNC and AES certified VPN Gateway communicates with most third party VPNs, making it compatible with existing network infrastructures and providing secure access with remote workers, partners, suppliers and customers.

    Moreover, Cyberoam’s Threat Free Tunneling (TFT) technology scans IPSec, L2TP, PPTP and SSL VPN traffic for Malware, Spam, inappropriate content and intrusions, ensuring protection to corporate resources from threats residing on remote devices. Mr. Dave says, “Cyberoam’s VPN solution is just what we needed. Now, the employees in Branch Offices can safely connect to the Head Office’s network”.

  • Efficient Web and Application Filtering

    After successfully integrating Cyberoam with an AD server, Mr. Dave has created Identity-based filtering policies to regulate the content accessed over the Internet. Cyberoam’s content filtering database has more than 100 million sites neatly grouped into more than 89 categories. The comprehensive content filtering database helps him avoid potential legal problems and significant threats to the organization.

    Cyberoam delivers comprehensive Application Security against malware, intrusions and data leakage. It controls unauthorized application usage while supporting business-critical applications. Cyberoam Firewall blocks games and tunneling software that result in malware entry. Cyberoam scans FTP and encrypted HTTPS / SSL traffic in addition to guarding against web application vulnerabilities, which are exploited to launch backdoor, zero-hour attacks.

  • Spam and Virus Free Network

    Cyberoam’s Anti Spam technology, powered by Recurrent Pattern Detection (RPD), works out of the box and with the least human intervention. It provides Spam detection rate of over 99% and a false positive rate of 1 in 1.5 million. In addition, it blocks Spam in any language regardless of the content, e.g. image, audio, video or zip based spam.

    Cyberoam’s Gateway Anti Virus and Anti Spyware Module inspects the entire web and mail traffic, including SMTP, IMAP, POP3, HTTP, HTTPS and FTP protocols. Its comprehensive Virus detection rate of 99.5% ensures that no Malware or Spyware creeps through the network edge.

  • To Conclude

    “We are deeply impressed with the stability and performance of the Cyberoam product. The performance of Cyberoam NG series, in particular, deserves a round of applause”, said Mr. Dave.