Doshi Group of Companies, Kenya, Africa
Cyberoam Fortifies the Entire Doshi Group Network
About Doshi Group, Conglomerate

The Doshi Group of Companies is a privately held group of companies that provides solutions for building, sanitary, industrial and public utilities applications. It has grown into a regional leader providing complete building solutions through the progressive gathering of similar companies.

The origins of the Group lay in 1923 with Doshi & Co. Ltd in Mombasa, it being the first company in the Group. Today, the Group includes the following subsidiaries:

  • Doshi Enterprises Limited
  • Doshi & Co. (Hardware)
  • Doshi & Co. (Electricals)
  • Doshi Hardware (Tanzania) Ltd
  • METSEC Limited
  • Cellnet Limited
  • Doshi Hardware (Uganda) Ltd
  • METSEC (T) Ltd

Like most organizations, Doshi uses Internet for various business activities like online banking and transaction processing, as well as general Internet surfing.

Like most organizations, Doshi uses Internet for various business activities like online banking and transaction processing, as well as general Internet surfing. They use Internet as the primary mode of communication with their partners, subsidiaries and clients. Prior to Cyberoam installation, they faced the following network security issues.

Impending Cyber Threats

Doshi needed to control Internet traffic and put up a level of protection against networkbased attacks. They were also looking for an IPS tool to minimize the chances of outsiders gaining visibility of internal network resources through Phishing, Pharming, hacking, remote exploits, Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks and other unpredictable attacks.

Malware Menace

Malware in the form of worms and viruses, that enter the network through web surfing or emails, posed a constant threat for Doshi. They wanted to keep away from any sort of malware attacks in the network as they translate into a lot of unwelcome problems such as corrupt files, defaced web pages, PDF and design documents, loss of critical data and system crashes resulting in huge downtime.

Unbridled Web Surfing

They wanted an efficient and hassle-free content filtering solution that would rein in the web surfing activities of employees. Unrestricted access to social networking, gaming and other such entertaining websites tended to distract employees and degraded their productivity. Furthermore, it also took a toll on the organization‘s available bandwidth causing critical tasks to suffer.

The Cyberoam Solution

After having an unpleasant experience with Cisco Routers, Doshi wanted to replace them with effective network security solutions. Their search ended with Cyberoam whose comprehensive security promised solutions to all the problems mentioned above. They bought Three (3) Cyberoam Appliances: One (1) CR 200i for their Head Office in Nairobi, One (1) CR 100ia for their Branch Office in Miritini and One (1) CR 25ia for their godown, all deployed in Gateway Mode. After installation of Cyberoam, the following business benefits were noticed.

Network Perimeter Secured

Cyberoam‘s ICSA and Checkmark certified firewall provides granular access controls over Internet traffic and network resources. Users are given controlled access to network and internet resources, ensuring that no security loopholes are left open. It detects intruders, blocks them from entering the company's computer network, records information, and notifies the system administrator about the source of the attempted break-in.

Malware Corked at Gateway

Cyberoam‘s Check Mark Level 5 certified Gateway Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware solution offers security over web( over HTTP, FTP), email(over SMTP, POP, IMAP) and Instant Messaging traffic against malware, including viruses, worms, spyware, backdoors, Trojans and keyloggers. It is tightly integrated with IPS, Web Filtering and Anti-Spam, securing organizations against blended attacks and maintaining high levels of security

Optimized Web Surfing

Cyberoam‘s Web and Application Filter allows Doshi Group to impose restrictions upon the Internet surfing by employees. These policies can be customized according to the requirement of each and every user or department. Cyberoam has a constantly updated database of millions of sites divided into 82+ categories which allows access only to those sites which are permitted by IT guidelines of the company. The content filtering blocks all malware-laden sites, P2P, Instant Messengers, illegal audio, video, streaming media and other bandwidth-intensive download, thus ensuring bandwidth availability for critical business activities.

Secure Remote Access

Cyberoam‘s VPNC-certified IPSec VPN allows remote offices to securely access their company‘s internal resources. Cyberoam‘s Threat-Free Tunnelling technology ensures that all the traffic is encrypted and scanned for malware which provides complete protection to networks at both ends. Secure VPN connectivity between Doshi‘s Head Office and Branch Office results in increased efficiency and automation of business activities.

To Conclude

Cyberoam provides complete Internet security to Doshi Group by keeping malware and other forms of cyber attacks at bay, ensuring healthy web surfing and secure remote access. In other words, Cyberoam fortifies the entire Doshi Group network.