ENL Consortium Limited, Nigeria, Africa
ENL Consortium Limited Depends on Cyberoam for Non-Stop and Safe Internet Access
About ENL Consortium Limited, Conglomerate

ENL Consortium Limited (ENL) was founded in Nigeria in the year 2002. It is a multi-business consortium, functioning in port, power and construction industries. They have three sub divisions: ENL Port, ENL Power and ENL Construction. ENL Port is the best indigenous sea port in Lagos and one of the best sea ports in Nigeria.

Being in diversified sectors, Internet is a critical requirement for ENL as they use it for communication, administrative activities and research.

Increasing amount of Spam mails, unmonitored Internet usage and unsecured network had resulted in many hassles for us.

Ms. Umenzeh Endurance C
IT Service Network Support Specialist
ENL Consortium Limited

Ms. Umenzeh Endurance C, the IT Service Network Support Specialist at ENL said, “Increasing amount of Spam mails, unmonitored Internet usage and unsecured network had resulted in many hassles for us”.

Increasing Spam Mails

Ms. Endurance said, “Out of the total mails received in the network 50% was Spam. This was a disgrace for ENL”. These Emails led employees to waste their valuable time in reading and deleting them individually which was an annoying and time consuming job. Also, the server was overloaded with these unwanted mails, leading to bandwidth congestion. This led to an intolerable loss of productivity for the organization.

Malware Terror

Often the company’s network was victimized by the perilous malwares , which entered the network through web surfing, uploading, downloading and Emails. Hence, Ms. Endurance wanted, that all sorts of malware attacks which led to undesirable trouble such as loss of data, corrupt files and system crashes , are kept at bay.

Unmonitored Internet Surfing

Ms. Endurance was depressed with the less amount of productivity that was achieved. She often noticed that employees wasted their precious time in non-productive activities like chatting, accessing social networking sites, games, music and other tasks. This also affected the bandwidth as due to the bandwidth hungry websites, many a times legitimate applications became difficult to access. Thus bandwidth and productivity both were hampered.

The Cyberoam Solution

ENL considered many solutions to select a best one that could fulfil all their security needs. After having a demo of Cyberoam, they found it to be the best and purchased Two (2) appliances, One (1) CR100ia at Burma Office and One (1) CR100ia at Port Terminal. Both the appliances are deployed in Gateway Mode.

The positive results that they noticed after deploying Cyberoam in their network are:

  • Defensive Network Perimeter

    Cyberoam’s Checkmark and ICSA Certified Firewall, offers stateful and deep packet inspection for network, application and identity-based security. It thus protects the organizations from DoS, DDoS and IP Spoofing attacks. Its Fusion Technology blends security, connectivity and productivity by enabling the administrators to create policies for multiple features through a single interface.

  • No Entry for Spam and Malware

    Cyberoam’s Check Mark Level 5 certified Anti-Spam solution provides Spam detection rate of over 98% and false positive rate of 1 in 1 million. This ensures that genuine mails reach safely to employee’s inboxes while Spam is kept at bay, leading to minimal business loss. This feature also offers IP based filtering solution that blocks the source delivering the spam Emails. In addition, the RPD technology which is content and language agnostic, offers real-time protection from the very first moment a new outbreak emerges.

    Further, Cyberoam’s Gateway Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware solution offers web, Email and Instant Messaging security against malware, including viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware and key loggers. Email, Web and VPN traffic is also scanned for malware. It also blocks attachments for specified file types like executables, media files, password-protected files etc. before any malware affects the network.

    After deploying Cyberoam, Ms. Endurance said, “With Cyberoam at our gateway, the number of Spam and malware attacks has reduced significantly, leading to clean and safe network”.

  • Non-Stop and Efficient Business Stability

    Cyberoam’s Multiple Link Management solution, wisely distributes the Internet traffic between the two ISP links ensuring its optimum utilization. It also enables Ms. Endurance to assign weights to each ISP links such that the traffic load is distributed accordingly. Moreover, the Multi-Link Manager keeps track of the links. If any of the link goes down the load is automatically transferred to the working link, leading to non-stop Internet accessibility. Ms. Endurance said, “In our organization multiple ISP links are load balanced assuring guaranteed service availability”. She further added, “Now when one link fails, the second link takes over the Internet traffic immediately, ensuring efficient business continuity”.

  • Regulated Internet Usage

    Cyberoam’s tough Web Content Filtering solution, with more than 82 categories, optimizes the use of ENL’s Internet resources. It enables Ms. Endurance to customize the web filtering policies and impose selecti ve Internet access and surfing rights based on employees’ working requirements. She can also prioritize the organization’s bandwidth usage as per the business requirements. Furthermore, this feature keeps all harmful websites, malware, phishing, Pharming attacks and undesirable content at bay.

    Ms. Endurance said, “With the help of this feature a noteworthy improvement in user’s access has been observed.”

  • Technical Support

    Ms. Endurance said, “Cyberoam support team has always answered to all our queries informatively whenever contacted. All our issues are resolved promptly”.

  • To Conclude

    Ms. Endurance said, “Cyberoam is a very good product and the support team is the best. I highly recommend Cyberoam to all in search of a good and affordable security solution”.