Commodore Contracting Co., UAE, Western Asia
Cyberoam Provides Next-generation Network Security to Commodore
Commodore Contracting Co., Construction

The Commodore Contracting Co. is one of the most respected construction companies in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The transformation of the GCC region has afforded the GCC construction industry the largest and most complex projects in the world. Competing with some of the major established foreign companies in the region, Commodore is proud to have delivered its part in creating the GCC cities of today, creating relationships and bonds with partners, clients and suppliers that endure as surely as the buildings themselves.

Protecting the company network from all kinds of external and internal threats including intrusion attack or virus/malware infection, is a must for the organization

Mr. Wilson Ilagan
IT Technical Support
Commodore Contracting

Commodore is a major construction company in GCC, with most of their business activities being carried out online. Obviously, Internet security is the top most priority for the organization. “Protecting the company network from all kinds of external and internal threats including intrusion attack or virus/malware infection, is a must for the organization”, said Mr. Wilson Ilagan, IT Technical Support at Commodore Contracting Co. Hence, the need was of a solution that could provide comprehensive network security for the company.

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

Unguarded Network Perimeter

In a time when most of the corporations today contain many confidential data and business secrets, the need for a gateway level network security appliance cannot be ignored. Any kind of network intrusion attack could cost money, effort, man -hours and, in some cases, even the reputation of the organization.

For Mr. Ilagan, the prime need was of a solution that could prevent the company network from all illegal intrusion attacks from internal as well as external entities. In other words, he wanted a solution that would control the entire Internet traffic and provide a strong level of protection from network-based attacks.

Virus and Malware Threats

“Being connected to the Internet for business interests, it becomes necessary for the company to provide the employees with a safe and secure environment to work in”, said Mr. Ilagan. He was looking for a solution that would block all kinds of Viruses and Malware at the Gateway itself. According to him, the solution should be smart enough to identify and cover all possible entry points that could possibly lead to the network being infected with such threats

Remote Access Issues

Mr. Ilagan said, “We need to provide remote access to the network resources for employees working in different offices”. The remote access is served via a Site-to-Site IPSec VPN connection. However, the need was not of a solution that would just provide them with VPN connectivity but a reliable, secure and threat-free connectivity through VPN.

The Cyberoam Solution

Mr. Ilagan searched the network security market in order to address the business challenges of his organization. After a thorough search, they laid their eyes upon Cyberoam, the Next Generation Security Appliance and purchased Three (3) Cyberoam Appliances. They deployed One (1) CR 50ia appliance at their head office and One (1) CR 15i appliance at their private office. They deployed both the appliances in Gateway mode. They have kept the CR 35ia appliance in standby mode, for future needs.

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

  • Perimeter Level Protection with Cyberoam’s NGFW

    Cyberoam’s ICSA and Checkmark-certified Next-generation Firewall offers Next-generation security with stateful and deep-packet inspection to provide granular access control over Internet and network resources. The Firewall rule governs how the Internet traffic is filtered. All the incoming and outgoing traffic is now monitored and appropriate action is taken to ensure that the organization and its employees have a safe Internet usage. Mr. Ilagan quoted,”Cyberoam’s Firewall Rule page is a single source to configure all the security and routing policies.”

  • Threat-free Remote Access

    Cyberoam offers the option of IPSec VPN, L2TP, PPTP and SSL VPN over its Next-generation Firewall and UTM appliances, providing reliable and threat-free remote access to organizations. Cyberoam’s Layer 8 aware VPN solution enables Mr. Ilagan to offer Identity and work profile-based access policies to the employees.

    Mr. Ilagan happily said, “Cyberoam’s VPN solution is superb. Now, the employees working in different offices feel like they are sitting right next to each other.”.

  • Virus and Malware Problem Solved

    Cyberoam is powered by best of breed Gateway Anti-Virus. Its comprehensive Virus detection rate of 99.5% ensures that no Malware or Spyware creeps through the network edge and the network is fully safe against all types of Malware.

    Additionally, the Anti Virus blocks upload/download or attachments for specified file types such as executables, media files, PDF, zipped files etc. preventing data leakage of confidential information. This ensures that the users are always secured while surfing, downloading or mailing. Even the remote access communications via VPN are scanned for Malware.

  • To Conclude

    Mr. Ilagan happily quoted, “Apart from shielding the company network from intrusion attempts, Virus and Malware threats; Cyberoam deployment has resulted in increased productivity for the organization.”