Cal Farley’s, USA
Cal Farley’s Trusts Cyberoam with Secure Inter-office Connectivity and Security
About Cal Farley’s, Non-Government Organization
Cal Farley's is one of America's largest
privately-funded child and family service
providers specializing in both residential and
community-based services at no cost to the
families of the children in their care.
Cal Farley’s offers three types of services to
children and families: residential, educational
and community-based. The residential, or
campus-based, programs offer children a
campus environment where children live in
homes at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch. Ten to 12
children live in the homes with house parent
couples providing supervision, mentoring and
parenting. Their basic-care services offer 24-hour supervision in a small community setting.
Young children and their single mothers who
reside at the Genie Farley Harriman Center for
Women and Children find a safe environment
while the mother acquires the skills needed to
achieve successful independence. The
educational programs provide the children and
families on campuses academic, athletic and
extracurricular opportunities similar to those
offered at other Texas public schools. Their
community-based services currently offer a
variety of resources to children and families
living in or near five Texas metropolitan areas
and in Oklahoma City
Cyberoam has helped us solve the problems in our network. It is indeed a very good network security solution.
Mr. Fred Fish
To facilitate the current trend of fancy gadgets that enable youngsters to
constantly be online, Cal Farley’s provides Internet connectivity in their
premises. It is also required for communication between their various
campuses. “Today, Internet is a need for everybody at all times. Hence, we
must ensure that whatever Internet activity our children undertake, they are
safe and secured”, said Mr. Fred Fish, Network Administrator at Cal Farley’s.
Their major need for an Internet security solution was as follows:
“Our primary requirement was efficient interconnectivity between our various
campuses”, said Mr. Fish. They were looking for a fool-proof VPN solution
that could bridge the geographical distance between various campuses so
that users could securely connect to the network from any location.
The Cyberoam Solution
After scrutinizing the market for suitable security solutions, Cal Farley’s
zeroed in on Cyberoam. They deployed Eight (8) Cyberoam Appliances at
their various centers, Seven (7) of which they upgraded, bringing the total to
Fifteen (15) Cyberoam Appliances purchased. One (1) CR 500ia is deployed
at their main office in Amarillo, One (1) CR 500ia is deployed at the Boys
Ranch campus, One (1) CR 50ia at the Genie Farley Harriman Center for
Women and Children and one each CR 15iNG in Arlington, Austin, Houston,
San Antonio and Oklahoma City.
After Cyberoam installation, they noticed
the following benefits::
- Efficient and Secure Interconnections
The VPN is of critical use to the senior management and IT team who require
complete and full network access 24×7×365.
Cyberoam UTM’s SSL VPN solution provides “Anywhere, Any Time, Any
Device” VPN connectivity. It helps Mr. Fish in providing stable and secure
access to remote users. Several IT personnel and higher management can
securely connect to internal network wherever they are.
Furthermore, they have established IPSec Connections between various branch offices
for secure access of remote resources like VOIP Server, files, SharePoint sites, and some
In Mr. Fish’s words, “Cyberoam’s VPN has proved to be invaluable when it comes to VOIP
connectivity over our IPSec and the facility to access shared files while travelling.”
- Network Periphery Fortified
Cyberoam’s ICSA and Checkmark - dual certified stateful inspection firewall now fortifies
the Cal Farley’s network and guards its servers against any unauthorized access. It
detects intruders, blocks them from entering the computer network, records information,
and notifies the system administrator about the source of the attempted break-in. As Mr.
Fish puts it, “Cyberoam acts as an undaunted warrior that protects our network against all
- To Conclude
“Cyberoam has helped us solve the problems in our network. It is indeed a very
good network security solution”, said Mr. Fish.