Leopard Rock Hotel, Zimbabwe, Africa
Cyberoam: The One And All UTM Solution for Leopard Rock Hotel
About Leopard Rock Hotel, Hospitality

The Leopard Rock Hotel (LRH) is one of Zimbabwe’s legendary and most well-known tourist establishments. It is located in the Bvumba Mountains of Zimbabwe. It comprises of 58 rooms with facilities like conference, golf course, floodlit tennis court, swimming pool, squash courts, gymnasium and casino.

Being in the hotel industry, LRH requires Internet for communication, providing Internet access to the guests, online registration and hotel administration purposes.

Apart from non-stop Internet connectivity, securing the network was also a prime requirement

Mr. Solomon Mafukidze
System Administrator
Leopard Rock Hotel

Mr. Solomon Mafukidze, the System Administrator at LRH, was looking for an Internet security solution that could provide non -stop and high-speed Internet connectivity to their guests as a part of the basic facilities. He also wanted to shield their network against various threats while being connected to the Internet as well as block explicit websites.

The network issues which Mr. Mafukidze noticed were as follows:

Unblocked and Unsafe Internet Browsing

Mr. Mafukidze wanted to keep his employees focused and prevent them from getting distracted by social networking, videos, music and other non - work related activities on the web. A certain amount of restriction was also required to be put on guests for Internet browsing. Restricted websites, such as those pertaining to porn or violence needed to be corked off to protect their guests and shun any legal consequences due to reckless surfing by a guest.

Malware Terror

Malware in the form of Trojans, spywares, worms and other viruses, that entered the network through web surfing and Emails, posed a constant threat for the company. Hence, Mr. Mafukidze wanted to keep the company network safe from all sorts of malware attacks that led to undesirable trouble such as loss of data, corrupt files and system crashes resulting in network failure.

No VPN Connectivity between the Offices

Mr. Mafukidze said, “There was no VPN solution that could connect our remote offices with the Head Office. As a result, the resources at the Head Office could not be accessed. Moreover, often our inter-office communications were solely dependent on long distance telephone calls which were very expensive. Hence we faced many complications, holding back our business benefits.”

The Cyberoam Solution

In order to deal with the above challenges, LRH explored the market in search of a good and reliable solution. Then they found Cyberoam to be the one that could solve their problems and deployed One (1) CR100ia in Gateway Mode.

After deploying Cyberoam they found following advantages:

  • Firewall – A Virtual Wall Protecting the network from Intrusion Attacks

    To protect against network attacks like DoS, IP Spoofing etc. Cyberoam’s Firewall provides deep packet inspection for network based security. It is ICSA and Checkmark certified providing granular access controls over Internet traffic and network resources.

    With a database of 4000+ IPS signatures Cyberoam’s Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) automatically detects, blocks and drops the suspicious mail and web traffic ensuring total network security.

    Mr. Mafukidze said, “Cyberoam’s Firewall and IPS efficiently secures the network from all intrusion attacks”.

  • Blocked and Safe Internet Browsing

    With 100 million URLs divided into 89+ categories, Cyberoam’s Web Filtering solution helps Mr. Mafukidze to allow the employees and guests to access only those websites that are permitted by the hotel’s policies. Thus, it protects the guests and employees from accessing the harmful content like porn and violence. Cyberoam’s Web and Application Filtering blocks all malware-laden sites, P2P, IMs, illegal audio, video, streaming media and other bandwidth-intensive download. Moreover, Cyberoam’s identity-based filtering allows the administrator to create schedules and assign Internet access policies, surfing quota, time limits and bandwidth restrictions to individual user based on a certain criteria.

    Mr. Mafukidze said, “With Cyberoam at my Internet gateway, I am assured that apart from LAN network my wireless network is also secured and usable for our guests.

  • Malware Terror under Control

    Cyberoam’s Gateway Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware solution scans the web, Email and VPN traffic protecting against malware including viruses, spyware, worms, keyloggers and Trojans. In addition, the Anti-Virus blocks attachments for specified file types like executables, media files and password-protected attachments before these threats enter and destroy the network. Also, its Virus Outbreak Detection technology provides zero-hour protection against early-hour vulnerability of massive virus outbreaks.

    Mr. Mafukidze said, “Cyberoam’s Gateway Anti-Virus ensures that no malware enters the network by any means, providing a clean malware-free network”.

  • Secured Inter-Office Connectivity Available

    Cyberoam’s L2TP VPN bridges the geographical distances between the head office and the branch offices. Its Threat-Free Tunnelling Technology scans all VPN traffic and ensures that no malware and intrusions enter the network. Its road warrior connectivity enables the mobile users to securely access resources from anywhere.

    Mr Mafukidze said, “Through Cyberoam’s VPN solution the users are now able to access the resources easily”.

  • To Conclude

    Mr Mafukidze said, “Cyberoam has helped us to achieve Return on Investment as well as proved itself to be a good technology”.