Yasaminiz, Istanbul, Turkey
Cyberoam Secures Turkey’s Yasaminiz Hospital
About Yasaminiz, HealthCare

Established on March 14, 1987 Yasaminiz is a Life Hospital for all residents of Istanbul to serve them with the quality of service for over 20 years. The hospital with its name and reputation, trained doctors, nurses and medical staff became popular all over Turkey.

Internet is the most vital element for the organization and the hospital cannot run without internet connections.

Yasiminiz confidential data are under constant threat from spyware, and DoS attacks. So they were in need of Gateway firewall for protection of their entire network.

Mr. Cuneyt EGE
IT Manager,

According to Mr. Cuneyt EGE, IT Manager at Yasaminiz the hospital was facing the following security and connectivity challenges related to its business activities.

Battening the Fringe

Mr. Cuneyt wanted a solution that would control the entire Internet traffic and provides a level of protection from network-based attacks by allowing good traffic and denying bad traffic as defined by a security policy. They needed to protect the network against intentional and unintentional intrusion attempts, and Denial of Service attacks.

Control Unproductive Surfing

The organisation needed to know who was accessing what sites and needed an identity based filter and reporting system that would include a users' online behavioural audit. The solution would also be required to block harmful spyware/malware infested sites. It was also required to limit access to unproductive sites - such as Web-mail, HTTPS, news, online shopping and gaming – and block „phishing' and „pharming' sites which trick users into revealing confidential data.

Business Continuity Concerns

Yasaminiz has evolved into an hospital with independent networks at remote sites supporting many users. The primary challenges for Yasaminiz were to provide access to sensitive data across a more secure and stable VPN. Internet is relied on profoundly to allow remote sites VPN access back to the main office.

Another, major issue was the connectivity problem. "If Internet was down our business activities would come to a halt," Mr. Cuneyt said. To avoid a single point of failure, multiple locations had multiple ISP links. So, multiple ISP links load balancing, and failover is also a critical need.

The Cyberoam Solution

After experiencing a range of products, Yasaminiz decided to try Cyberoam UTM and it blend seamlessly into the network infrastructure and resolved all problems. Cyberoam's CR50ia was deployed in the gateway mode at their Head Office.

The business benefits were as follows:

  • The Barricade of Fire – Firewall

    The Cyberoam firewall acts as a filter between Hospital's mail server – web server and the Internet in order to block malicious attempts to access the server, and allow only legitimate traffic.

    ICSA and Checkmark - dual certified Cyberoam's stateful inspection firewall now cordons off hospital's network and guards its servers against any unauthorized access. Also, employees were able to seamlessly continue to access Internet resources, while hackers on the Internet are kept at bay.

  • Enhanced Reporting

    Mr. Cuneyt adds, “We were definitely very pleased with this reporting module. Gaining simple view into applications with user name, source, and destination, extent of usage, enabling them to zero in on inexperienced users and systems easily is the best part of Cyberoam UTM.”