Salam Gaz Case Study

Cyberoam Replaces Checkpoint to provide Data
Security and High Availability to Salam Gaz
Case Study
Salam Gaz
Morocco, Africa
Industry/ Vertical
Oil & Energy
The Salam Gaz Challenge
Highlighting the need for a total security solution, Mr. Rafiki Mohammed, the Network
& Security IT Responsible at Salam Gaz said, “We were looking for a reliable, high
performing and affordable total security solution that could help us tackle concerns
related to business continuity and data privacy”.
According to Mr. Mohammed, the issues that they faced were:
Need for a Feature-packed and Reliable Security Solution
“Our previous solution had limited functionalities and suffered from regular Hardware
failures, which in turn, cost us a great deal of time, money and productivity”, said Mr.
Mohammed. He added, “What we needed was a total security solution that was
feature-rich yet affordable, scalable, and reliable”.
Corporate Profile
Salam Gaz is positioned as a leader in the field
of logistics and filling of LPG (Liquefied
considered as one of the most competitive and
most innovative suppliers in the Morocco’s
domestic market of LPG conditioning.
In the framework of the Energy Strategy of
modernization of existing industrial facilities and
increasing their capacity. Salam Gaz continues
to mobilize all its resources to achieve its vision
and play a leading role in the profession of LPG
Packaging in Morocco.
Data Privacy Issues
From loss of brand reputation to regulatory fines, the negative impacts of data
breaches are clear. Just a single incident of data loss can eat upon a business's
competitive advantage, weaken consumer confidence, and result in fines or penalties
from regulators. Moreover, the rapid proliferation of BYOD has further added to the
problem - increasing the opportunity for data loss and theft. Mr. Mohammed said, “We
are living in a time where data is money. Thus, curbing data loss and ensuring data
privacy becomes one of the top most priorities for any organization”.
Business Continuity Concerns
Hardware failure such as a failure of the power supply, hard disk, or
processor is the main reason behind the failure of Internet security system. For
any organization that is heavily dependent on the Internet for business activities,
downtime of even a single minute can lead to a great deal of business loss. Not to
forget the bad effect it leaves on the reputation of the organization. For Salam Gaz,
the need for multiple appliances running in High Availability was an absolute
The Cyberoam Solution
Before Cyberoam deployment, Salam Gaz had CheckPoint in place. According to Mr.
Mohammed, the appliance suffered from regular hardware failures and had limited
functionality for a UTM. Hence, they decided to replace CheckPoint with a more
feature-rich, reliable and affordable UTM appliance. Cyberoam, with its competitive
pricing and the comprehensive set of UTM features, caught their attention. They
purchased Thirty (30) appliances in total and deployed Two (2) of them at their Head
Office in Rabat and the other Twenty Eight (28) in many of their Branch Offices. They
deployed all the appliances in Gateway Mode.
After deploying Cyberoam in the network, the benefits that they notice are:
“We were looking for a
reliable, high performing and
affordable total security
solution that could help us
tackle concerns related to
business continuity and data
Mr. Rafiki Mohammed
Network & Security IT
Salam Gaz
Cyberoam - Security built around
User’s Identity
appliances offer comprehensive security to
organizations at an affordable price. As a
product, it is unique among UTM appliances
worldwide with its Identity-based security, which
links user identity to security right from
authentication to policy setting, controls and
Assured Business Continuity
Cyberoam UTM’s High Availability feature
assures a reliable and continuous connection
to the Internet as well as security services such
as Firewall, VPN, Intrusion Detection and
Prevention, Virus Scanning, Web Filtering,
and Spam Filtering services. Using Clustering
Technology, two Cyberoam appliances can be
configured to function as a single appliance and
provide High Availability in Active-Active or
Active-Passive modes.
Multiple security features integrated over a
single, Layer 8 Identity-based platform make
security simple, yet highly effective. Cyberoam,
with its Extensible Security Architecture (ESA)
and multi-core technology carries the ability to
combat future threats to organizations’ security.
“High Availability has always been a top priority
for our business, but it was not supported in the
previous appliance we deployed. Now, we
count on Cyberoam for smooth switch-over in
case one of the member appliances fails”, said
Mr. Mohammed.
Mr. Mohammed said, “Cyberoam’s Identity
based architecture is innovative, refreshing and
quite helpful”.
Advanced Threat Protection and
Networking Features
Gateway level Data Leakage
Cyberoam’s data leakage prevention solution
offers Layer 8 Identity-based policies based on
username and work requirement to help protect
sensitive corporate data, preserve customer
data privacy. In addition, it helps organizations
meet regulatory compliance and security
requirements while retaining work flexibility.
(UTMs and Next Generation Firewalls) offer
gateway data leakage prevention controlling
data transfer over email, web mail, file upload
and file transfer applications.
Mr. Mohammed said, “Cyberoam’s data
leakage prevention coverage is quite
comprehensive; including protection over
Email, websites and applications”.
Cyberoam’s Identity
based architecture is
refreshing and quite
security. It features a Stateful Inspection
Firewall; Intrusion Prevention System; full
Gateway Anti-malware suite; Anti-spam; Web
Content Management; SSL VPN; Web
Application Firewall; and controls for instant
messaging applications, among many other
security and reporting features.
Cyberoam provides assured WAN connectivity
across multiple WAN links, 3G, Wimax and
IPv6 connectivity in addition to Wi-Fi LAN
access, preventing network failures. Some of
the key connectivity and routing features
include: Server Load Balancing, Multiple ISP
Load Balancing, Rule based ISP Gateway FailOver, High Availability (Active-Passive / ActiveActive), Dynamic Routing (RIPv1, RIPv2,
OSPF, BGP) , 802.1q VLAN Tagging, VLAN
over WAN, Security over WiFi (WLAN), 3G/4G
and Wimax (WWAN) Support.
To Conclude
Mr. Mohammed happily quoted, “The comprehensive set of features Cyberoam
provides at a reasonable price makes it a true All-in-one solution. Being loaded
with tons of useful features, Cyberoam has set new standards for performance”.
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