The Client

Creamer Media is a prominent South African media house founded 1981 by Martin Creamer. The first edition of their Engineering News publication was released on 13 March 1981. Since then, Creamer Media’s stable has grown to include Mining Weekly, Engineering News Online,, and the online business databases, the Research Channel Africa and Research. Creamer Media is focused on providing accurate and timely information about economic developments, including in-depth reporting on industrial and mining project developments and on the policies and personalities shaping the real economy. Creamer Media’s reportage is mainly based on South African developments, but the news team includes regular correspondents from other parts of Africa such as Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Kenya and the rest of the world, including Canada, Australia and India.

The Need

The Team at Creamer Media needed a way to better manage what network bandwidth users are working with to ensure optimized use of their internepipe. They also needed a trusted VPN solution that will ensure secure access for clients and partners into their local resources.

The Solution

Proxynet Communications brought to Creamer Media a solution that has evolved from just a Firewall to a full blow Unified Threat Management solution. Today, Kerio Control caters for Creamer Media using the following features;

  • Unified Threat Management without Complexity - Protects your network from viruses, malware and malicious activity with an easy-to-administer yet powerful all-in-one security solution.
  • Network Firewall, Router and Leading-Edge IPS - Preserves the integrity of your servers with deep packet inspection and advanced network routing capabilities -- including simultaneous IPv4 and IPv6 support.
  • Advanced Sophos Gateway Antivirus - Keeps viruses, worms, trojans and spyware from infesting your network with integrated Sophos Gateway Antivirus.
  • Industry-Leading Web and Content Filtering - Selectively blocks, allows or logs access to 141 categories of web content with the Kerio Control Web Filter. Keeps bandwidth-hogging traffic like streaming video off your network or blocks peer-to-peer networks. Keeps your users from visiting malware sites that are known to contain viruses and spyware or to engage in phishing or identity theft.
  • Unmatched Quality of Service - Easily prioritizes and monitors network traffic to guarantee high-speed transmission for the most important traffic types.
  • Productivity-Boosting Usage Reporting - Gets detailed usage reporting with Kerio Control Statistics. This component lets managers and admins view the Internet activity details of individual users.
  • Secure VPN - Links headquarters to remote users and branch offices securely and easily. Kerio’s own VPN tunneling with dead-simple setup requires minimal configuration, and provides a high performance network connection.
  • Unparalleled Simplicity - Handles all administration and configuration activities from a customizable web-based console -- no matter the deployment option you choose.
  • The Result

    Today Creamer Media is one of the most avid users of the Kerio Control solution because of the value that this solution has brought to their Internetwork and user experience. Kerio Control took over the worries of this customer so they can focus on what matters most to them, their business.