Istanbul Ticaret University , Istanbul, Turkey
Cyberoam Sanctifies and Optimizes Bandwidth for Istanbul Ticaret University
About Istanbul Ticaret University Istanbul, Education
ITICU is founded by Turkey‘s most prominent foundation that focuses on developing
business and social life in Turkey - the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Apart
from providing financial support to students, the university's education philosophy
cooperates with the business world to promote entrepreneurship in students of ITICU.
Programs offer theoretical knowledge supported with practice and compulsory
internships. The staff at ITICU bears both an academic background and professional
experience to match global standards.
“ITICU needed to first prevent bandwidth abuse, and then intelligently manage it for education, research, global connectivity and administrative purposes.”
Mr. Izzet Sucu
Mr. Izzet Sucu, the IT Manager at ITICU was incidentally looking for a WAN Link Optimization solution. Stating why he was looking for it, he said: “Internet is an important resource. We found that even after adding bandwidth to the existing pool, the problem of slow surfing did not resolve. Legitimate downloads and surfing suffered. We were mulling the idea of implementing a bandwidth optimization solution.”
Mr. Sucu was actively considering deploying a bandwidth optimization solution. Meanwhile he was looking at all the issues facing slow internet connectivity. He realized that the university‘s network was often targeted by malware over the internet. Unrestricted surfing and downloads invited a deluge of malware and spyware. He soon understood that there was a clear difference between preventing bandwidth abuse and its management. The primary requirement was of a solution that prevents bandwidth abuse and the secondary requirement was to ensure that the bandwidth was optimally utilized.
The Cyberoam Solution
After scouring the market for all possible solutions Mr. Sucu zeroed in on Cyberoam. He chose to deploy a CR500i model of Cyberoam UTM in gateway mode. Explaining the logic of choosing Cyberoam, he said: “First we need a solution that would stop bandwidth abuse. Cyberoam has firewall, content filtering, antivirus and intrusion prevention solution. All these features would ensure total control and security over all Internet traffic and hence stop bandwidth abuse. Reporting and bandwidth management features would ensure that bandwidth is properly managed and accounted for.”
Preventing Bandwidth Abuse
Cyberoam is equipped with an array of multiple security solutions which are finely
blended. Stateful Inspection Firewall ensures total access control. Combining the
firewall with Intrusion Prevention Solution, it prevented any internal or external
machine to launch a Denial-of-Service attack against the university‘s IT infrastructure.
The anti virus and anti spam features ensured that all viruses, worms, and other forms
of malware and spam were blocked at the gateway level.
Optimizing Bandwidth Usage
Using Cyberoam‘s bandwidth management feature, the administrator can prioritize the
bandwidth usage as per the university‘s Internet usage policy. The administrator can
now control the amount of bandwidth each user uses. If required, individual upload and
download limits can be specified.