FCCG, Kuwait, UAE
FCCG Trusts Cyberoam for its Network Security
About FCCG, IT/ITES
Established in December 1998, Future Communication Co. Global K.S.C.C. (FCCG) is one
of the leading holding companies which provide fully integrated Telecommunication and
Information Technology (IT) solutions within the Middle East and North Africa region. FCCG
and its subsidiary companies, FCCI one of the subsidiary operate from all around the Gulf
region (Kuwait, KSA, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman); with the groups headquarter located
The FCCG network basically comprised of contract and confidential documents .Hence we needed a good Internet security solution.
Mr. Adil Naveed<
“We had multiple requirements. If I wished to classify them into categories I would say, we need a solution to take care of our security, productivity and connectivity needs,” Mr. Shah informed.
Business Need of Internet
The security scenario in FCGG springs from widespread usage of the Internet for managing
daily business operations. With a large number of users in the corporate network at the
head office in Kuwait, employees require Internet access for getting answers on simple
search engine queries and internet network marketing - to build a network marketing
organization using the internet.
Network Perimeter Defense
The FCCG network essentially consisted of contracts and confidential documents. However, at the same time, the authorities have a responsibility to protect users from network threats, and keep the network up and running. A top security priority was to establish a private network to keep confidential information safe from unauthorized users, hackers, and other threats. Consequently, Mr. Naveed wanted a gateway firewall for protection of their entire network.
Supervising Website Access
“As Internet use grows in business, so do the risks of uncontrolled access. When workers inadvertently or deliberately access sites containing inappropriate, illegal, or dangerous content, FCCG lose productivity, expose themselves to legal liability, and in some cases experience degraded network performance”, said Mr. Naveed. Thus, the organization needed an effective filtering solution which can help solve these problems by blocking access to inappropriate Web sites or those that can detract from employee productivity.
Business Continuity Concerns
One major issue was the connectivity problem. "If Internet was down our business activities would come to a halt," Mr. Naveed said. To avoid a single point of failure, multiple locations had multiple ISP links. So, multiple ISP links load balancing, and failover is also a critical need.
The Cyberoam Solution
In order to address their business challenges, FCCG looked into a number of security products including Barracuda. However, after seeing a trial demo of Cyberoam, they took the decision of deploying the Cyberoam appliance - CR100i in gateway mode at the branch office in Dajeej.
The business benefits were as follows: