Insight Communications Ltd. Nigeria, Africa
Satisfied with Cyberoam, Insight Communications
says the Product is Worth the Investment
About Insight Communications Ltd., Advertising
Insight Communications is an iconic brand in
the Advertising world with top class creative
processes and procedures. They are an
ambitious creative community, passionate
about navigating brands for continuous and
consistent growth. Business processes in the
company are built on the "3-I model" of
Information, Inspiration and Imagination. The
process begins with the gathering and
analyzing of all necessary information, followed
by the integration of this information with the
key objectives of each campaign.
Cyberoam has turned out to be a smart investment for us. The product is proving its worth considering the investment we made.
Mr. Doyin Sanni
Insight Communications LTD.
Being one of the largest advertising agencies in West Africa, the Internet is a major
work tool that keeps the business running for Insight Communication. Be it creative
research, emails or business collaboration, all such activities are heavily dependent
on the Internet. However, Internet usage without proper supervision and discipline
often leads to undesired troubles for an organization. Hence, ensuring judicial usage
of the Internet was of top most priority. “We were in need for a solution that would help
us curb unproductive web and application usage”, said Mr. Doyin Sanni, the IT
Manager at Insight Communications.
According to Doyin, the issues that they faced were:
Need for Content Filtering
The Internet bandwidth is a very expensive and, at times, scarce resource for
organizations. Unproductive web surfing and upload/download often eats upon the
network bandwidth. Such uncontrolled and unmonitored web and application usage
often proves to be detrimental for an organization’s productivity. Hence, content
filtering was needed to protect the users from accessing futile or deceitful websites
and applications. Some productive website and applications need to be always
available to the users, while unproductive and harmful content like Games and P2P
software, Adult websites etc. need to be blocked.
The Cyberoam Solution
Insight Communication was in search of a solution that could help them prevent illegal
web and application usage. After going through demo of multiple security products
including ENPAQ Unified Gateway and IPCOP, they found Cyberoam to be the ideal
solution to address their business challenges. They purchased One (1) CR 200iNG
Appliance and deployed it in Gateway Mode at their Head Office.
After deploying Cyberoam in the network, the benefits that they notice are:
- Web and Content Security
Cyberoam’s Check Mark Level 5 certified security features deliver comprehensive
content security while offering web protection, maintaining employee productivity,
meeting regulatory compliance and preventing data leakage. Cyberoam provides a
great deal of options to set surfing policies including user, user group, work function,
web category and duration or time of the day. This in turn, delivers high flexibility in
implementing web and content security policies.
Coupled with QoS, which ensures bandwidth availability and data transfer limit based
on duration and schedule of access for specific websites and applications, Cyberoam
limits rather than blocks non-productive content. Moreover, Cyberoam Web Filtering
blocks file uploads and downloads over HTTP, HTTPS and FTP, ensuring data
leakage prevention and meeting HIPAA, CIPA, PCI DSS compliance requirements.
- Granular Application Visibility
Cyberoam’s Layer 7 capabilities identify and
control applications which use standard Port
80, 443, non-standard ports, port hopping or
tunnel through encrypted SSL traffic. Cyberoam
classifies applications based on their risk level,
characteristics and technology, offering
granular controls. Moreover, the pro-active
protection model eliminates the need for
manual intervention by Doyin to update policies
for new applications that are being added to the
list. Also, real-time network logs and reports
help Doyin to have complete knowledge on
which applications are being accessed within
the company network and by which user,
irrespective of their ports and protocols.
Doyin happily quoted “Cyberoam’s Application
Signature coverage was a pleasant surprise for
us. We are quite satisfied as it has helped us
block illegal torrent and P2P downloads with
- Email Security
With industry leading Gateway Anti-Spam
solution, Cyberoam protects organizations
against data, compliance, productivity and
financial risks. Cyberoam Gateway Anti-Spam
offers 99% accuracy and a less than .0001%
false positive rate, eliminating the risk of critical
business mail loss. The solution covers all
email protocols including SMTP, POP3 and
More importantly, it is one of few security
vendors to provide Outbound Spam Protection.
This protects organizations from recurring
incidents of outbound spam in their networks
thus avoiding consequences of outbound spam
like blacklisting of IP Addresses, higher cost of
providing service, wastage of operations / IT
time etc. Doyin happily quoted, “Cyberoam’s
Outbound Spam Protection feature looks
promising towards preventing blacklisting of
public IP Addresses”.
- To Conclude
“Cyberoam has turned out to be a smart investment for us. The product is
proving its worth considering the investment we made”, said Doyin.