Freitan Logistics, South Africa
Cyberoam Solves all Network Security Concerns for Freitan Logistics
About Freitan Logistics, Logistics
Freitan Logistics, a member of the South
African Association and Freight Forwarders
(SAAFF), is recognized as one of the largest
independent Clearing and Forwarding agents in
South Africa. The company’s group operations
and activities comprise more than Fifty (50)
separate manufacturing and trading locations
based in South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia,
Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Germany, Saudi
Arabia and the USA. The company is honored
with both, an ISO 9001 and regulated agent
The company offers a variety of services like:
- International air and marine transport
- Customs clearance and brokerage
- General, bonded and temperature controlled storage
- Domestic freight transportation
- Third-party logistics (import/export, inventory management distribution)
- Project management
- Heavy haulage and specialized services
- Africa logistic help desk
- Chartered truck services
It is very important for Freitan Logistics to provide an always-on access to their business applications for their clients.
Being a modern and one of the leading Clearing and Forwarding agents in South
Africa, most of the business activities in Freitan Logistics are carried out online.
Clearly, providing maximum uptime for the business critical applications running on
the server at their Head Office in Johannesburg is the top -most priority for the
company. In addition, they were looking for a UTM solution that could provide them
with the best-in-class network security.
Business Continuity Concerns
Jannie Sander, the Solutions Architect at ITUS Technologies (Cyberoam Partner),
who deployed and handles Cyberoam at Freitan Logistics, said, “Freitan Logistics is a
very reputed firm when it comes to Clearing and Forwarding companies in South
Africa. Most of their business activities are heavily dependent on the Internet. It is very
important for them to provide an always -on access to their business applications for
their clients.” Hence, they were looking for a solution that could provide them with
Multi Link Management feature that would efficiently manage and control the Multiple
ISP Links coming into their network.
Securing the Network Perimeter
The Freitan Logistics’ network comprises of confidential data and client sensitive
information that can be possibly targeted by attacks from external entities and outside
access attempts. They wanted a solution that would control the entire Internet traffic
and provide a strong level of protection from network-based attacks.
In addition, the absence of a Gateway level Anti Virus solution exposed their network
to a wide range of possible malware attacks from Viruses, Worms, Trojans, etc. These
attacks could culminate into corrupt files, mal -function of business applications, loss of
critical data and system crashes resulting in downtime. Any such kind of an attack
would cost them money, effort, man-hours and, in some cases, even their reputation.
Lack of User Monitoring
As per the corporate policy of Freitan Logistics, all their employees’ Internet activity
and behavior should be strictly monitored and in case of any violation, the user and
the administrator ought to be alerted proactively. They believe that a UTM solution
should be smart enough not to wait until the administrator accesses the solution to go
through the reports.
The Cyberoam Solution
Freitan Logistics was introduced to Cyberoam
by ITUS Technologies, a Cyberoam Partner.
ITUS helped Freitan Logistics scrutinize the
varied features that Cyberoam has to offer,
which made them realize that Cyberoam is the
best fit for all their requirements. They
purchased Three (3) Cyberoam Appliances.
One (1) CR 200i appliance for the Head Office
in Johannesburg, and Two (2) CR 25iING for its
branch offices in Cape Town and Durban. They
deployed all the Cyberoam appliances in
After deploying Cyberoam in the network, the
benefits that they notice are:
- Effective Multi Link Management
Cyberoam provides best-in-class Multi Link
Management feature, ensuring uninterrupted
business activities for Freitan Logistics. In
addition, Cyberoam’s Multiple ISP Load
Balancing feature, backed by weighted round
robin algorithm helps them in optimal usage of
the multiple ISPs, to accelerate performance
and cut operating costs.
Freitan Logistics has Two (2) ISPs at their
Head Office in Johannesburg and Two (2) ISPs
at the Branch offices. “Thanks to Cyberoam’s
best-in-class Automatic ISP Failover feature,
there has been a great improvement for Freitan
of zero downtime.”, said Jannie Sander, the
solutions architect at ITUS Technologies.
- Network Perimeter Shielded
Cyberoam UTM shields the Freitan Logistics’
network from all kinds of outside threats.
It’s ICSA and Checkmark - dual certified
Stateful Inspection Firewall provides granular
access controls over Internet traffic and
network resources. It provides deep packet
inspection for network based security ensuring
that unauthorized access is denied at the
Gateway itself eliminating the scope of
illegitimate pilfering of data or harm to internal
Cyberoam’s Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)
feature delivers a strong line of defense right at
the gateway level, through 4500+ updated
signatures against hackers, remote exploits,
backdoor activity and other zero hour attacks.
In addition, Cyberoam’s IPS also acts as an
application firewall, supplementing
organizational efforts to curb data leakage
through open proxies, instant messengers and
Jannie Sander said, “With the help of
Cyberoam’s comprehensive database of IPS
signatures, Freitan Logistics’ network is now
fully protected from all form of intrusion
attempts and several variants of spyware
attacks, spoofing, and DoS attacks in addition
to key loggers, Trojans and more.”
- User Activities Monitored
“On-Appliance comprehensive User based
Reporting has to be one of the most celebrated
features of Cyberoam”, said Jannie Sander.
The Reporting Module includes a plethora of
useful features like 4-eye Authentication, Traffic
Discovery, Internet Bandwidth Usage
Monitoring, Top Accessed Categories and
Google Search Reports, which enhances the
visibility of a User’s online behaviour. To top it
all, this feature comes at no additional cost.
- To Conclude
“Folks back at Freitan Logistics are really happy with Cyberoam’s unmatched
performance. In addition, Cyberoam’s post sales support is something that the y
deeply admire”, said Jannie Sander.