City Mart Holdings is Myanmar’s one of the largest retail chain, employing more than 8,000 employees. The City Mart Group started as a modern supermarket in 1996 in the north wing of Bogyoke Aung San Stadium but has since expanded into many different aspects of modern retail trade such as supermarkets, pharmacies, bookstores, baby stores, convenience stores and bakery & coffee shops. The stores are primarily located in the cities of Yangon, Mandalay and Naypyitaw. Now it also expanded in some major towns in Upper Myanmar.
As one of the largest retail chain in Myanmar with hundreds of employees, City Mart was facing difficulties to control their internet behaviors. Many employees were wasting time surfing on non-work related websites and affected the bandwidth for core business applications.
The existing Firewall was previously used to manage the bandwidth, but couldn’t catch up with the huge increase of users and couldn’t satisfy City Mart’s new requirements such as detailed traffic report and easy management for both wired and wireless networks.
After deploying SANGFOR IAM, City Mart is now able to control non-productive activities such as Facebook or YouTube and block/limit the access to such websites.
Employees who previously used proxy tools to bypass the network restrictions are now unable to use them thanks to the integrated anti-proxy features.
City Mart also has total control of its bandwidth and can limit the usage by user and application, which can guarantee the bandwidth speed for critical applications.
With the extensive authentication features available in Sangfor IAM, City Mart can identify who are the internal users and track their usage activity, and warn them whenever they are doing non-work related activities.
City Mart can also now visualize what is happening in its network and thanks to the IAM reporting tools, City Mart can easily issue complete reports of the traffic status and use it for management purpose.
SANGFOR IAM can improve internet connection speed and user satisfaction by establishing a secure, stable and fast network.