Lababidi Holdings Limited, Nigeria, Africa
Cyberoam UTM Provides All-in-One Internet Security to Lababidi Holdings Limited
About Lababidi Holdings Limited, Clientele Servicing

Pisces Power and Services Ltd. (PPSL), a subsidiary of Lababidi Holdings Limited (LBH), is more than a generator firm. They not only supply generators but also offer tailored solutions to their clients' on–going power needs. In terms of services, they provide advice on capacity requirements, supply of high performance generators, maintenance, repairs or renovation of existing units, short or long term rental.

Internet acts as a backbone for PPSL. They need it for providing services to their customers round the clock, communication and administrative purposes.

We used a solution that could provide a secured network. Soon we realized that we had a dissatisfactory solution.

Mr. Adeleke A. Ogunbela
IT Manager
Lababidi Holdings Limited.

Mr. Adeleke A. Ogunbela, the IT Manager at LBH/PPSL said, “We used a solution that could provide a secured network. Soon we realized that we had a dissatisfactory solution”.

Too Many Security Solutions Spoilt the Broth

Mr. Ogunbela said, “We used multiple devices in our organization to secure the network”. Hence, they faced many difficulties in managing and maintaining each of the devices individually. Also, the cost of licensing the devices was high.

Torrent of Spam Mails

Mr. Ogunbela said, “For controlling Spam we used one Anti Spam appliance deployed in the network as well as an application residing on the mail server. But still, we received 10,000 Spam mails per day, which was really an unacceptable number”. These mails created unnecessary troubles for employees, leading to loss of productivity and increased load on the server.

The Cyberoam Solution

LBH/PPSL considered many solutions like McAfee Firewall and Checkpoint, and used Microsoft TMG for securing the network. But they were not satisfied with the performance. Hence, after having a demo of Cyberoam they found it to be the one that could fulfil al l their security necessities. They purchased Two (2) appliances, One (1) CR200i at the Head Office and One (1) CR50i at the Branch Office. They deployed all the appliances in Gateway Mode.

The positive outcomes that they noticed are:

  • Manageable Network Devices

    Mr. Ogunbela said, “Cyberoam, all-in-one box appliance, ensures that we use only one device for all the functionalities that multiple devices prior performed, hence reducing the number of appliances to manage as well as the cost of licensing”.

  • Firewall – Securing the Network Periphery

    Cyberoam's Firewall is Checkmark Level 5 and ICSA Certified. It provides stateful and deep packet inspection for network based security, thereby protecting the organization from DoS, IP Spoofing and other network attacks.

    Mr. Ogunbela said, “Cyberoam has made us tension-free from all sorts of network attacks”.

  • Torrent of Spam Mails Controlled

    Cyberoam's Check Mark certified Anti-Spam solution provides Spam detection rate of over 98% and false positive rate of 1 in 1 million. This ensures that genuine mails reach safely to their destinations while Spam is kept at bay. Moreover, the Recurrent Pattern Detection (RPD) technology offers real -time protection from the moment a new outbreak emerges. It also offers the facility of managing Emails with message, attachment size and subject line, thereby minimizing exposure to threats and legal allegations.

    After deploying Cyberoam in our network, Mr. Ogunbela said, “Fortunately, Cyberoam has filtered a significant amount of Spam mails, providing a clean squeaking mailbox”.

  • Safe and Filtered Web Access

    Cyberoam's powerful Web Content Filtering solution, with more than 82 categories, ensures efficient usage of PPSL's Internet resources. It enables Mr. Ogunbela to customize the web filtering policies and impose s elective Internet access and surfing rights based on employees' working requirements. He can also prioritize the organization's bandwidth usage as per the business requirements. Furthermore, this feature keeps all harmful websites, malware, phishing, Pharming attacks and undesirable content at bay.

    Mr. Ogunbela said, “Cyberoam's Web and Application Filtering solution enables us to filter web traffic and restrict access to various sites either during working hours or all the time.”

  • Uninterrupted Business Stability

    Cyberoam's Multiple Link Management solution ensures optimum utilization of the two ISP links by wisely distributing the Internet traffic among them. Moreover, the Multi -Link Manager keeps a constant watch on the links. If any of the links fail the load is automatically transferred to the working link, leading to continuous Internet accessibility.

    Mr. Ogunbela said, “Cyberoam's Multiple Link Management assures 100% business stability”.

  • To Conclude

    Mr. Ogunbela said, “Cyberoam is a mixture of different features provided in just one box. Also, they have a superb Support team that resolves all our queries on immediate basis.”