Eko Supreme Resources Nigeria Limited, Nigeria Africa
Cyberoam Secures Eko Supreme Resources Nigeria Limited against Web based Threats
About Eko Supreme Resources Nigeria Limited, Manufacturing

Eko Supreme Resources Nigeria Ltd, one of Wings Corporation subsidiary in Indonesia, is the manufacturer of powder detergent, bath soap, and drinking powder.

Established in 1994, Wings Corporation expanded and hence decided to build the first factory in Nigeria under Eko Supreme Resources Nigeria Ltd.

Spam occupied a staggering 70 per cent of email stored on Eko Supreme Resources servers.

Mr. Wesa Teja
IT Manager
Eko Supreme Resources
Nigeria Limited

With distribution of products around the world; Internet is used to provide the administrative back-bone to the organization. Thus Internet is an important business tool which has to be used prudently.

The company was facing the following security and connectivity challenges related to its business activities.

Access Control and Intrusion Prevention

The company needed a firewall and an intrusion prevention solution. The combination of both the solutions was needed to protect the network against intentional and unintentional intrusion attempts, and Denial of Service attacks.

Malware and Spam Control

For Eko Supreme Resources, a regular virus attack in the network, particularly in a fluxed form, would translate into a lot of unwelcomed problems - corrupt files, defaced web pages, PDF, design documents and huge downtime. Like other organizations throughout the world, Eko Supreme Resources faced the growing threat of spam. Spam occupied a staggering 70 per cent of email stored on Eko Supreme Resources servers.

The associated costs of spam were not only escalating but also impacting users‘ productivity, consuming IT resources and placing a strain on Eko Supreme Resources in house IT engineers.

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. Wesa Teja, the IT Manager at Eko Supreme Resources Nigeria. They needed strong web filtering solutions which could control all Internet access and give informative reports on Internet usage.

The Cyberoam Solution

Eko Supreme resources looked into a number of security products including Cisco and Mitrotik in order to address their business challenges. The search was on for an appliance which would take care of their all above requirements. So they felt that Cyberoam was the apparent choice. The organization then deployed one (1) 100ia at the head office in Apapa in Gateway mode.

The business benefits were as follows:

  • Firewall & Strong IPS

    The Cyberoam firewall acts as the first component of Eko Supreme Resources solution. It acts as a filter between the company‘s gateway and the Internet in order to block malicious attempts to access the company‘s network, and allow only legitimate traffic. It prevents Bad Guys from breaking in and helps keep confidential data from being sent out. Coupled with Intrusion Prevention module, Cyberoam UTM can counter any Denial of Service attack. Mr. Teja now felt the network is secure.

  • Solving the Malware and Spam Concern

    Cyberoam‘s gateway anti virus and anti spyware features lookout all the web and mail traffic - SMTP, IMAP, POP3, HTTP, HTTPS and FTP protocols and make sure that no malware or spyware creeps through the edge. Additionally, the anti-virus blocks attachments for specified file types such as executables, media files, PDF, zipped files etc. before these blended threats can demolish the network.

    Recurrent Pattern Detection (RPD) powered signature-less anti spam technology works instantly on deployment, with the least human intervention and is language independent. It blocks spam in any language regardless of the content, e.g. image, audio, video or zip-based spam. The anti spam feature is also equipped with Virus Outbreak Detection. This protects the organization against any zero day attack. Cyberoam Anti-Spam has the lowest false positive rate of less than one message in one million incorrectly identified as spam and a 98% per cent spam catch rate. This provides Eko Supreme Resources with the confidence to stop spam at the messaging gateway before it reached users.

  • 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.

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

  • Round Off

    “Cyberoam is very user friendly in terms of ease of use and management, plus it is extremely easy to teach our IT staff how to use it. We are planning to buy CR500ia for future expansion. With Cyberoam in place, we have the confidence of a secure and protected environment.” said Mr. Teja.