Mohd hamad Hammam & Partners Company, Saudi Arabia, Middle East
MHHCO Relies on Cyberoam for Non-Stop Internet Availability
About Mohd hamad Hammam & Partners Company, Construction

Mohd hamad Hammam & Partners Company (MHHCO), located in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is one of the fastest growing companies in Construction and Maintenance industry. They have more than 500 employees. They have expertise in fields like:

  • - Civil Construction
  • - Mechanical Construction
  • - Electrical Construction
  • - Civil Maintenance
  • - Mechanical Maintenance
  • - Electrical Maintenance
  • - Manpower Supply
  • - Equipment Supply

The Internet, being one of the key factors involved in MHHCO’s day-to-day business execution, requires Internet for maintenance of their website, communication, remote access, general surfing and other administrative activities.

Internet being our essential resource, its non-stop security and connectivity is one of the basic necessities for us.

Mr. Benny Thomas
System Administrator

Mr. Benny Thomas, the System Administrator at MHHCO, explained his concerns stating, “Internet being our essential resource, its non-stop security and connectivity is one of the basic necessities for us.”

The security issues faced were:

Unbound Web Acces

Mr. Thomas often found employees wasting their precious time in unproductive activities like surfing, chatting, accessing social networking websites, etc. This affected productivity as well as the bandwidth. Many a times, due to these activities, even legitimate applications became difficult to access, causing bandwidth deficiency. This hampered the business benefits

Need of Internet Traffic Load Sharing

One of the important challenges for MHHCO was to ensure constant availability of their organization’s network and data. Mr. Thomas stated, “If any of the Internet links failed they would have to hunt manually for the non-working link and then configure it again to bring up the network. This would result into huge amount of network downtime.” Hence, multiple ISP links load balancing, and failover was a significant requirement.

The Cyberoam Solution

MHHCO searched the market for a solution that could meet their above concerns. During their search, they found Cyberoam to be an efficient solution meeting all their problems and purchased One (1) CR50ia. They deployed it in Bridge Mode at Rastanura (Head Office).

The positive results that they noticed after deploying Cyberoam in their network are:

  • Network Threats Kept at Bay

    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.

  • Bound Web Access

    Cyberoam’s Web Filtering solution provides a database of millions of URLs divided into 89+ categories, helping Mr. Thomas to control surfing habits of the staff and keeping them focused on their tasks. Moreover, the Application Filter blocks all malware-laden sites, P2P, Instant Messengers, illegal audio, video, streaming media and other bandwidth-intensive download. Cyberoam’s identity-based filtering allows administrator to create schedules and assign Internet access policies, surfing quota, time limits and bandwidth restrictions to individual user based on certain criteria. As a result, this helps MHHCO in increased productivity and security of network from malwares.

    Mr. Thomas said, “Cyberoam’s Web and Application Filtering solution has efficiently blocked all the non-work related websites like P2P, helping him to achieve increased productivity”.

  • Non-Stop and Efficient Internet Traffic Load Sharing

    Cyberoam’s Multiple Link Management solution, wisely distributes the Internet traffic between Three (3) ISP links, ensuring its optimum utilization. It also enables Mr. Thomas to assign weights to each ISP link such that the traffic load is distributed accordingly. Moreover, the Multi-Link Manager keeps track of the links. If any of the links goes down, the load is automatically transferred to the working link, leading to non-stop Internet accessibility.

    Mr. Thomas said, “In our organization multiple ISP links are load balanced, assuring guaranteed service availability”. He further added, “Now, when one link fails, the second link takes over the Internet traffic immediately, ensuring efficient business continuity and easy load balancing”

  • Secured Remote Data Transmission

    Cyberoam’s VPN connects the head office, remote user, and the branch offices with each other in such a way that no intruder can fiddle with the data by any means. The ERP application and other resources at the head office are now easily and securely accessible. Also, its Threat-free Tunnelling Technology ensures that no malware slips into the network. Moreover, its VPN connection failover feature offers continuous connectivity for IPSec and L2TP connections across multiple ISP gateways, automatically after the connection gets blocked.

    Mr. Thomas said, “We are now able to securely connect our users from different sites, increasing efficiency and reducing work load for MHHCO”.

  • To Conclude

    Mr. Thomas, expressing his satisfaction, stated, “Cyberoam has helped us to solve all our concerns, making itself worthy of recommendation to all in search of a good Internet security solution.”