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
IT Manager
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 and Control

    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 ease”.

  • 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 IMAP.

    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.