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Organization Hero Honda, New Delhi Industry Automobile
Hero Honda, New Delhi
Hero Honda Motors Selects Cyberoam for Reliable and Cost-effective Network Protection
In April, 1984 Hero Cycles, India and Honda Motor Company, Japan inked a joint venture and the world's single largest motorcycle company was born. Hero Honda Motors Limited (HHML) is the World No. 1 two wheeler company and one of Honda Motor Company's most successful joint ventures, globally. HHML's performance was nothing less than a revolution on two-wheels. Hero Honda has sold over 15 million motorcycles and has consistently shown a double digit growth since its inception. Today, every second, a motorcycle sold in the country is a Hero Honda. In two decades, Hero Honda has built two world-class manufacturing facilities at Dharuhera and Gurgaon in Haryana. These facilities now churn out over 3.5 million motorbikes per year.
"Cyberoam's maximizes Return Over Investment. We are fully satisfied with Cyberoam Unified Threat Management solution.”
“Our external mail server forwards the corporate mails to the internal mail server that is deployed in our LAN over SMTP. The internal mail server is a central mail repository from where all the employees pop their individual mails. We have ISP level security which consists of a firewall, spam filter and antivirus,” Mr. Avnesh Jain (Sr. Manager, Information Systems, HHML) informed. “However, we soon found that ISP level security was inadequate.” HHML faced Internet access and security issues related to: • Spam mails • Malware attacks originating from mail and Web • Web filtering • Bandwidth choking “HHML received around 26000 mails per day, which translated to almost 1GB of storage space. Out of these at least 70% were spam. That was around 18500 spam mails per day. The ISP was able to filter out around 50%. Still, almost 9000 mails hit our internal mail server each day.
Mr. Avnesh Jain
(Sr. Manager, Information Systems, HHML)
“HHML received around 26000 mails per day; out of these at least 70% were spam. That was around 18500 spam mails per day.”
We did try out a few standalone, software-based spam filters with little success,” said Mr. Jain. “Mails are the front-end for any organization. Apart from a vast number of employees, HHML also has a vast chain of dealers and service stations spread across the country. So mails exchange often got lost in the maze of spam and the business suffered. Often business mails were wrongly classified as spam false positives and deleted while spam still poured in.” Mail boxes were clogged with spam mails. All the employees based in New Delhi, Dharuhera and Gurgoan plant, POP their mails from the local mail server.
spywares and keyloggers.” said Mr.Unified Threat Management Case Study “Cyberoam's anti-virus solution scans SMTP.” Approximately 9000 spam mails hitting the local mail server was simply not acceptable as: ! Downloading the legitimate mails and approximately 9000 spam mails from the external mail server to the local mail server was a painfully slow and quite frequently a frustrating process. These malware. which in turn leads to decrease in harmful and unproductive surfing. which in turn infected the network with a host of spyware. Cyberoam Solution “HHML purchased a total of four Cyberoam appliances. which was mostly unanswerable. ! The management began questioning the IT department regarding the extent of spam.Jain. HHML was forced to upgrade its initial 64kbps Internet connection to a 4MB pipe. the complaints persisted." ! Employees stationed at remote locations like Gurgoan and Dharuhera plant were the worst hit. consumed the bandwidth and caused system crashes. ! A lot of mails contained malicious payload which consisted of viruses. IMAP. "Our Slow browsing and low bandwidth availability problem was solved without further bandwidth investments. once it entered the network. Lack of Internet usage accountability led to malicious sites being surfed. they had to be checked and deleted manually. For them. ! Bandwidth consumption did not just increase. Malware entering through mails and Internet browsing was also a major source of concern. “We have purchased a 100i for our upcoming new facility Haridwar unit. ! Unprotected and unrestricted Internet browsing also left gaping security holes. “Cyberoam's identity-based Web filtering ensures employee accountability. despite IT's best efforts. As a remedy to slow browsing and other bandwidth problems. While the first layer of . We have deployed all the Cyberoam appliances in bridge mode. spyware and Trojans. ! Legitimate mails were often lost in the maze of spam. This proved detrimental to the organization's productivity. The download time of an individual mail was very high this was particularly frustrating since at least 50 % of the mail was spam. the little bandwidth that was left was consumed by unrestricted surfing. ! The spam mails had a good share of Phishing mails which slipped through the primary security layer stationed with ISP.leaving no security gaps. Malicious site surfing left the organization vulnerable to malware. Many times the recipients were tempted to read the spam mails and the mail processing time kept increasing at the cost of productivity. keep adding bandwidth was not a viable solution. malicious tracking cookies. the mail was first downloaded to the local mail server and then had to be POPed to their remote individual mail box. Yet. one 250i Cyberoam UTM appliance for our corporate office in New Delhi and one each for the production plants at Dharuhera and Gurgaon. IP spoofing has also been curbed effectively” In absence of web filtering and access accountability. POP3 mail protocols and H T T P a n d F T P protocols. it shot through the roof and to ! Once the mails reached the individual's mailboxes.
“Cyberoam maximizes Return Over Investment.” As spam disappeared. completely with Cyberoam UTM. safe and responsible surfing and spam free mail boxes resulted in a drastic fall in IT helpdesk calls. Once insufficient. Fax: +1-978-293-0200 Tel: +91-79-66065606.elitecore.com Download a free evaluation copy at www. Pattern detection technology ensured minimum window of vulnerability.” said Mr. All Rights Reserved. Clean network.com/trialversion Contact USA India - Tel: +1-978-465-8400.com I © Copyright 2007 Elitecore Technologies Limited. Internet access is now productively focused.Unified Threat Management Case Study “We reclaimed our inboxes they now are clean and safe. IP spoofing has been curbed effectively. It even exceeded our expectations.” said he added. bandwidth availability is now satisfactory. Bandwidth used to connect remote offices was also saved. For more information on Cyberoam’s Unified Threat Management. The solution used Recurrent Pattern Detection technology.com www. safe and responsible surfing and spam free mail boxes resulted in a drastic fall in IT helpdesk calls. As all the web-based traffic is scanned for spyware and malware. The employees were pleasantly surprised to find spam-free inboxes.cyberoam. “We are satisfied. Jain. The company's IT resources are productively focused.cyberoam. leaving no security gaps. IMAP. This is amply reflected in the bandwidth usage. Elitecore Product . Cyberoam's HTTP client is used to authenticate the user. inter-office connectivity benefited greatly. but also proved effective against any type of mail-based threats. Jain. It is content-agnostic and equally effective against image based spam. The company's IT resources are productively focused. “We reclaimed our inboxes they now are clean and safe. The IT department has created groups and assigned Internet access rights based on their business profile in HHML.” said Mr. visit Elitecore Technologies Limited www." Cyberoam's identity-based web filtering ensures employee accountability. Fax: +91-79-26407640 firstname.lastname@example.org. while Cyberoam provides the crucial second layer of defense as the entire mail and web traffic passes through it.com www. “Clean virus free network. clean and secure web surfing became a reality. Employees at the remote site no longer have to wait indefinitely for their mails to be downloaded. Jain. Total bandwidth consumption fell sharply and the ISP bills also took a nose dive. POP3 mail protocols and HTTP and FTP protocols. Cyberoam's anti spam feature effectively got rid of 9000 odd spam mails per day. As the web filtering rules are implemented on the user's identity and not just on the IP address.” defense existed at the ISP level. Cyberoam's anti-virus solution scans SMTP.” said Mr. which in turn leads to decrease in harmful and unproductive surfing. providing zero hour protection to the HHML network. “We saved time and our legitimate mails were no longer buried in a heap of spam. Cyberoam's anti-spam solution not only blocked spam.
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