JOF Nigeria, Nigeria, Africa
Cyberoam Provides Granular Control & Visibility over Network Activities for JOF Nigeria
About JOF Nigeria, Logistics

JOF Nigeria Limited is a private company located in Lagos, Nigeria. The company was incorporated in 1991 and is a member of JOF Group of Companies.

They are one of the leading providers of the following services in Nigeria:
- Import & Export
- Warehousing
- Haulage
- Logistics support
- Asset Management

Cyberoam, truly, is a world leader in Network Security field. You name any Networking or Security feature - Cyberoam has got it all.

Mr. Adeyinka Adeola
System Administrator
JOF Nigeria

Being a modern and one of the leading Logistics and Supply Chain companies in Nigeria, 95% of business transactions in JOF Nigeria are Internet based. Clearly, providing maximum network uptime is the top-most priority for the company.

Mr. Adeyinka Adeola Adetokunbo, the System Administrator at JOF Nigeria said, “We were looking for a solution that could provide us with control and visibility over the user’s online activities”.

The issues that they faced were:

Lack of Control and Visibility over User’s Network Activities

According to Mr. Adeola, current corporate policies surrounding network security often neglect the most critical and weak security component: the human element. He believes an organization's overall network security is only as strong as its weakest link; it becomes an absolute necessity for any organization to design network security policies targeting their users. Mr. Adeola said, “Our primary concern was to have complete visibility and control over a user’s network activities”.

Indiscriminate use of the Internet

For JOF Nigeria, the Internet connectivity has both pros and cons. On one hand, it opens the door to a pool of useful information, on the other hand, it offers a multitude of opportunities to divert employees’ mind from productive work to undesired activities like gaming, shopping, social networking, and media downloads and uploads. “The need for us was to have a solution that could help us put a full stop on the indiscriminate use of the internet like visiting pornography sites or downloading movies etc.”, Mr. Adeola worryingly quoted.

The Cyberoam Solution

JOF Nigeria was introduced to Cyberoam by Sidmach Technologies, a Cyberoam Partner. Sidmach Technologies helped JOF Nigeria 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 One (1) CR 50ia Appliance and deployed it at their Head Office in Obanikoro Lagos in Gateway Mode.

After deploying Cyberoam in the network, the benefits that they notice are:

  • Security built around the User's Identity

    Cyberoam UTM’s Layer 8 technology includes a user's human identity as part of the Firewall Rule matching criteria. The Layer 8 technology penetrates through all the security modules of Cyberoam UTM. All security and networking features can be centrally configured and managed from a single Firewall Rule page with complete ease. The identity-based security gives real-time visibility into the online activity of employees based on their usernames rather than IP Addresses, plotting a clear picture of who is doing what in the network.

    Moreover, Cyberoam’s on-appliance reporting generates real-time logs and reports, saving the cost of deploying a dedicated reporting solution. The 1,200+ in-depth reports offer real-time visibility into user and network activities, helping organizations to manage security, display compliance and forensic analysis, unmatched by any network security vendor till date.

  • Censored Web Filtering

    After successfully integrating Cyberoam with an AD server, Mr. Adeola has created Identity-based filtering policies to regulate the content accessed over the Internet. Cyberoam’s content filtering database has more than 100 million sites neatly grouped into more than 89 categories including pornography, social media etc.

    The comprehensive content filtering database blocks access to harmful websites, preventing Malware, Phishing and Pharming attacks, in addition to undesirable content that could lead to legal liability and direct financial losses.

    Mr. Adeola happily quoted, “Cyberoam, being an Identity-based solution, helps us create user wise filtering policies based on the staff cadres. Now, we have a complete knowledge of who is accessing what site”.

  • To Conclude

    “Cyberoam, truly, is a world leader in Network Security field. You name any Networking or Security feature - Cyberoam has got it all”, said Mr. Adeola.