Shayona Technology, Tanzania, East Africa
Cyberoam Solves Content Filtering and Bandwidth Management Problems for Shayona Technology
About Shayona Technology, Manufacturing - Instrumentation & Control

Shayona Technology is a private company that offers the finest equipment available in integrated systems, designed to achieve a cost effective approach to current and future needs. Established in 2006, they are a reputable dynamic company and staffed by professionals with hands experience.

Their main field expertise is Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) and Access Control System Network Cabling from concept to final handover, with after sales service. Shayona Technology has the necessary expertise to engineer innovative, effective and reliable solutions. Their installation standards and criteria are part of their tightly monitored and controlled quality system.

Thanks to Cyberoam, all our network security needs are fulfilled. I am very happy with the product and its performance so far.

Mr. Sudhir Ramji Vara
Technical Director
Shayona Technology

Mr. Sudhir Ramji Vara, the Technical Director at Shayona Technology mentioned, “We faced issues related to Web Filtering and Bandwidth Management, which affected the productivity and efficiency of the company”.

According to Mr. Vara, the issues that they faced were:

Unrestrained Web and Application Access

Mr. Vara believes in the power of the Internet. He believes that the Internet is a must for any modern day organization. However, it also offers a multitude of opportunities to divert employees’ mind from productive work to undesired activities like gaming, shopping, social networking, and MP3 downloads and uploads. While unproductive web and application usage is not good for any business, it is the threat caused by malicious websites and applications, introduced inadvertently while surfing leisure websites, that often leads to troubles for the organization.

Bandwidth Clogging

Often employees tend to use the Internet bandwidth for uploading, downloading, watching videos and doing unproductive surfing. This leads to deficiency of bandwidth hampering the day-to-day business activities. Moreover, absence of a proper bandwidth management solution may lead to a situation where a particular employee or an application eats upon the precious bandwidth. Hence, Mr. Vara wanted a solution that would allow him to keep a perfect balance between providing sufficient Internet access to all and blocking inappropriate content.

The Cyberoam Solution

Mr. Vara searched the network security market in order to address the business challenges of his organization. He was in look for a perfect security solution for the organization. After a thorough search, he was impressed with Cyberoam’s Network Security Appliances. They purchased Two (2) appliances including One (1) CR 100iNG and One (1) CR 25iNG. They deployed the CR 100iNG appliance at their head office and CR 25iNG appliance at their branch office. They deployed both the appliances in Bridge mode.

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

  • Perimeter Level Protection

    Cyberoam’s Checkmark and ICSA certified Layer-8 Identity-based firewall enables work-profile based policies and a single interface for policy creation across all networking and security features, providing ease of management and high security with flexibility.

    Cyberoam’s signature-based Intrusion Prevention System carries thousands of automatically updated signatures, enabling protection against the latest vulnerabilities, network and application-level attacks, intrusion attempts, malware, Trojans, DoS and DDoS attacks, malicious code transmission, backdoor activity and blended threats. In addition, it also acts as an Application Firewall, supplementing organizational efforts to curb business data leakage through open proxies, Instant Messengers or P2P applications.

  • Web and Application Filtering

    Cyberoam’s Web Filtering solution provides a comprehensive database of over 89+ web categories with the help of which Mr. Vara can prevent the employees from accessing unproductive and harmful websites. Cyberoam’s Application Filtering blocks all P2P, IMs, illegal audio, video, streaming media and other bandwidth intensive applications Moreover, Cyberoam with its identity-based filtering, allows the administrator to create schedules and assign the Internet access policies to individual users based on a certain criteria.

  • Smart Network Bandwidth Management

    Cyberoam’s Bandwidth Management assures QoS for users and business-critical applications like VoIP by prioritizing them based on their source, destination, user, service and service group.

    It also allows administrators to create schedules based on which certain amount of time can be allocated to each user for accessing the Internet. Further, it allows setting the upload and download limits of data.

    Mr. Vara happily quoted, “The Bandwidth Management feature enables us to prioritize and control the traffic types and sites. Most importantly, network congestions are now long gone.”

  • Continuous Internet Connectivity

    Cyberoam’s Multiple ISP Link Management feature smartly distributes the Internet traffic between the Two (2) ISP links coming into Shayona Technology’s network, ensuring optimal usage of both the links.

    Since both the ISP links have different bandwidth capabilities, Mr. Vara has the flexibility to assign weights to each of the ISP links such that only specific traffic passes through a particular link. Moreover, the Multi -Link Manager constantly monitors the behavior of both the links. If any of the links fail, the Internet traffic is transferred to the working link without any human intervention, leading continuous Internet connectivity for the company.

    Mr. Vara said, “Cyberoam’s Multi Link Management feature is wonderful. It enables me to provide Always-on Internet availability for the employees.”

  • To Conclude

    Expressing his satisfaction, Mr. Vara said, “Thanks to Cyberoam, all our network security needs are fulfilled. I am very happy with the product and its performance so far”.