Leolux Meubelfabriek B.V., The Netherlands, Europe
Cyberoam UTM Protects Leolux Meubelfabriek B.V. from All Intrusion Attacks
About Leolux Meubelfabriek B.V, Manufacturing

Leolux Meubelfabriek B.V. (Leolux) is a family business, whose brand name was created in the 1950s by merging Leo (Latin for lion) and Lux. Leolux is emerged from Zuid-Nederlandse Clubmeubelfabriek (ZNC), the company manufacturing traditional furniture. Their furniture represents modern luxury products. Along with furniture, they also have an extensive collection of leather qualities.

Leolux, being a big brand of furniture in The Netherlands depends on Internet for its marketing, communication, research, online transactions and general surfing.

We used NetASQ solution for securing our network but it was unsatisfactory and did not resolve our concerns.

Mr. Huub Rademakers
Leolux Meubelfabriek B.V.

At the time, when maintenance of our existing NetASQ security solution had to be renewed, we wanted to evaluate this solution in terms of maintenance costs and technical issues that we had with NetASQ. Expressing his dissatisfaction towards NetASQ Mr. Huub Rademakers, the CTO at Leolux said, “W e used NetASQ solution for securing our network but it was unsatisfactory and did not resolve our concerns”.

The security issues faced were:

Fending Off Intrusion Attacks

Leolux’s network contained confidential data about the customers, transactions, delivery, orders, stock etc. All this sensitive data was under constant threat from DoS, IP Spoofing, Man-in-the-Middle and other network attacks. It was also necessary to control data tampering due to eavesdropping attacks from outsiders. Mr . Rademakers said, “The NetASQ solution which we used was less capable to protect us from such intrusion attacks”.

Inefficient VPN Connectivity

Mr. Rademakers was very unhappy with the VPN connectivity. He said, “The solution which they used prior was not functioning properly. Moreover, the IPSec licensing cost was also very high and the Internet access was also provided to Branch Offices through the Head Office only”. As a result, they faced many issues.

Lack of Comprehensive Reporting

Leolux did not have any reporting solution with the help of which they could know what is going on in the network and act accordingly. Hence, it was very difficult for them to control and know the surfing habits of the staff.

The Cyberoam Solution

Leolux used NetASQ for securing their network but were not satisfied with it and hence searched for another one. During their search, on recommendations of system integrator Systemec, the first Cyberoam Diamond Partner in The Netherlands based in Venlo, they purchased Nine (9) appliances. They deployed Seven (7) CR15iNG appliances at Utrecht, Eindhoven, Brussels, Cologne, Ludwigsburg, Krefeld and Hungary while Two (2) CR50iNG appliances as a High Availability Solution at Venlo because 24/7 network uptime was very important. All the appliances are deployed in Gateway Mode. The benefits achieved after deploying Cyberoam are:

  • Availability of Comprehensive Reporting

    Cyberoam’s On-Appliance reporting feature enables Leolux to know what is going on across the network and remote locations. It also eliminates the need for independent reporting solution thereby reducing operational cost and need for extra peripherals. By providing 1000+ granular reports, the company can keep a track of each user and know the work trend. Hence based on the trend, the company can also tweak the business policies to adjust the surfing habits of the users.

    On the other hand the employees knowing that their activities are being looked upon will work accordingly, leading to increased productivity.

  • Blocked Intrusion Attacks

    Cyberoam’s ICSA and Check Mark Certified Firewall, provides granular access controls over Internet traffic and network resources. Users are given controlled access to network and Internet resources, ensuring that no security loopholes are left open.

    With a comprehensive database of 4500+ IPS signatures, Cyberoam’s Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) automatically detects, blocks and drops the suspicious mail and web traffic ensuring total network security. It also protects Leolux’s network from spoofing, DoS and DDoS attacks in addition to keyloggers and Trojans. In addition, it provides signature updating facility that updates the signatures on a regular basis and provides zero-hour protection against latest attacks.

    Mr. Rademakers said, “Cyberoam has blocked the outsiders from invading into our network, providing a safe and secured surrounding”.

  • Identity-based Security

    Mr. Rademakers said, “We integrated Cyberoam with Active Directory servers at every site to bring the users under Cyberoam’s inspection and it works excellently”. This feature greatly helps him in creating policies for scheduling and controlling activities based on identity of the employees rather than IP Addresses. Thus it helps the organization to keep a track of what is going on in the network. Moreover, Cyberoam’s Single Sign On facilitates users to sign in to the Active Directory and Cyberoam in a single shot, eliminating the need for multiple logins.

    Mr. Rademakers said, “Today with Cyberoam and AD integration, Leolux earns profit with the help of User Identity Based Security"

  • Efficient VPN Connectivity

    Cyberoam offers options like IPSec, L2TP and SSL VPN for connecting remote users to the Head Office. From now on the branch offices of Leolux can directly access Internet without using the Head Office’s Internet connection anymore. Its Threat-Free Tunnelling Technology scans all VPN traffic and ensures that no malware or intrusions sneak into the network. The remote users can securely access resources from anywhere with the help of road warrior and SSL VPN connectivity. Moreover, its VPN connection failover feature offers continuous connectivity for IPSec connections across multiple ISP gateways.

    Mr. Rademakers said, “With Cyberoam and SSL VPN finally our VPN works perfectly and that to without any extra costs. Also it has helped in reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO) of the company”.

  • Maintenance

    “Since one of our IT staff members cleared the Cyberoam Certified Network Security Professional (CCNSP) exam, we are well trained for doing maintenance on the Cyberoam appliances", said Mr. Rademakers. "Also when needed, Systemec will help us with their excellent 2nd line of support".

  • To Conclude

    Mr. Rademakers said, “Cyberoam is a good product that meets all our necessities and expectations. I would recommend it to all in search of a security solution”.