Cargo Management Services , Zimbabwe, Africa
Cyberoam UTM: Single Package Security Key for Cargo Management Services
About Cargo Management Services (CMS), Consultancy

Cargo Management Services is a Management Company for several different companies and one amongst them is Green Fuel.

Green Fuel is the first large-scale ethanol factory in Africa, manufacturing anhydrous ethanol from sugarcane. At Green Fuel they are committed to following sustainable environmental policies and to building a greener future.

The network covered sensitive information which was under constant threat from spyware and DoS attacks. So they needed a strong Firewall solution.

Mr. Rob Wallace
System Administrator
Cargo Management Services

Mr. Rob Wallace, the System Administrator at Cargo Management Services was looking for a reliable Internet security platform to protect the organization and its users. “We needed a solution which would give us highest ROI while addressing our major security concerns – all in a single box”, Mr. Wallace said. The concerns are listed below.

Guarding the Network Gateway

CMS servers contain the applications, and data that can be possibly targeted by attacks from external entities. Servers in their networks host clients and employees‘ information which had to be protected against outside access attempts. The organization, therefore, needed a gateway firewall to regulate access control.

Monitoring Website Access

“There are millions of potentially harmful sites harboring illegal or inappropriate content and we needed to ensure that employees connecting to our network would be protected with the most advanced Web filtering technology.” said Mr. Wallace. Some users required access to certain sites such as music, video, social networking, youtube etc to help them in their work. Opening up access to these sites for all users resulted in bandwidth getting “choked”. So they defined security and bandwidth management policies after taking the user‘s identity and professional profile into account. Bandwidth needs to be managed and prioritized to achieve maximum business advantage. They wanted to ensure fruitful use of bandwidth. Also, they needed strong web filtering solutions which could control all Internet access and give informative reports on Internet usage.

The Cyberoam Solution

After experiencing a range of products and after going through a trial demo of Cyberoam, Cargo Management Services decided to try Cyberoam UTM and it blended seamlessly into the network infrastructure and resolved all problems. CMS purchased Three (3) Cyberoam CR35ia and Two (2) CR25ia UTM appliance which was deployed in gateway mode at their head office.

The business benefits are as follows:

  • Firewall Protection

    ICSA and Checkmark - dual certified Cyberoam‘s stateful inspection firewall now cordons off CMS‘s network against any unauthorized access. CMS users are given controlled access to network and internet resources, ensuring that no security loopholes are left open.

  • Filtering Solution

    Cyberoam‘s Web filtering solution, with more than eighty two (82) categories ensures that the employees do not access pornography, violence and other harmful content on the Web. Cyberoam blocks the pop-ups, phishing, pharming and other malware laden sites. All the harmful Trojans, cookies and scripts sites were also safely out of bounds for the employees.

    Cyberoam solution allowed user based limit on bandwidth, access time and volume data transfer. “I can now prioritize the organization‘s bandwidth usage as per business requirements with more effective controls on which user consumes how much bandwidth (upload and download limits) during any time of the day”, said. Mr. Wallace. This helped the company in controlling the user behaviour on the Internet.

    Mr. Wallace commended Cyberoam as an excellent Web Filtering solution that does not compromise on needs of employees.

  • Improved reporting – “Who is doing What?”

    One more additional feature of Cyberoam, attractive to CMS was its powerful reporting capability. The reporting feature logs and reports details of any attempted violation, and offers appropriate functionality for Mr. Wallace to keep track of the organizational activities.

    To round it off Mr. Wallace stated, “Cyberoam‘s excellent Web Content Filtering Solution and reporting capabilities are the reason we chose it. The solution is good value for money and requires minimum administrative effort.”