Deployments found: 21

ROIFORCIO (User) logo
Softprom (supplier) logo
3500 EURROI: 800
AgiliWay, a software development outsourcing company (, in partnership with a software distributor, Softprom (, has supplied to ROI4CIO and implemented AWS, which has improved website performance by 8 times. Implementation project timelines: 28.09.2017 – 18.10.2017: optimal server set-up chosen, optimal AWS services selected, complete transition to AWS performed, including the domain name. Issue: Services used by the website prior to AWS implementation did not support operations with “heavy” functionality, such as processing large volumes of data. For this reason when the number of website users reached a certain figure, CPU and RAM indicators of the server used to rise to 100% and the website crashed. Solution: Thanks to AWS server and services the number of concurrent users of the site has increased several times, whereas the workload on the site and database is half as much as before. The website performance has improved by 8 times, however its cost of ownership has grown only twofold. ROI - 800% Issue:
  • "The team has come up against the problem of insufficient website performance. When during testing the number of concurrent users reached a certain figure, the response time delay exceeded 10 seconds. As workload increased, the database failed to support it and the service “refused” to work,” - Oleg Pitsyk, IT Systems’ Architect with ROI4CIO, Agiliway.
Solution: Before the decision was taken to implement AWS for the ROI4CIO project, it was tested whether another cloud-based solution can potentially be used. Comparison of the testing results has conclusively proven superiority of AWS. Softprom in cooperation with Agiliway has developed the optimal solution enabling to enhance the site performance. Representatives of Agiliway, acting as developers and architects of ROI4CIO systems, were in charge of application server and database set-up. Softprom, a supplier of AWS platforms, acted as a consultant with regards to deploying AWS functionality. On top of that Softprom employees have configured the services of monitoring, notifications and AWS Lambda. The website domain was hosted in Amazon Route 53, highly available and scalable cloud Domain Name System service (DNS). Anti DDoS AWS Shield wall was deployed to ensure comprehensive protection from all known infrastructure attacks (levels 3 and 4). A virtual EC2 (C4 type) server was used to optimize workloads, which required high computing capacity, to configure automated scaling of resources and inbound loadbalancing. At website peak load times computing resources are automatically scaled, which allows to support virtually any workload. Amazon Relational Database Service was selected to enhance reliability and fail-safety, as well as to reduce administration spend. It performs the functions of hardware provisioning, database setup, patching and backups. ElastiCashe was also used to increase website throughput - it is a web service which simplifies rolling out and scaling functions in a cloud or in-memory store, as well as their management. AWS CloudWatch was used for extensive monitoring of applications and database. Provided relevant rules are in place, an administrator will be immediately notified by text or e-mail in case of any unexpected emergency. AWS SNS (simple notification service) was integrated in CloudWatch for messaging functions. Besides messaging in some circumstances serverless computations of AWS Lambda are triggered to fulfill automation functions. AWS S3 cloud storage automatically backs up the database and application server as scheduled.
  • "Our efforts were mainly aimed at enhancing performance. However, a lot of attention was paid to fail-safety and backups. Quantitatively, we can probably also highlight Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) of storage drive. We have used a high performance drive - Provisioned IOPS. Up to 40,000 IOPS can be provisioned for each DB instance", - Vlad Gavrilenko, CIO of Softprom.
  • "The server was migrated very quickly, in two days literally. After that we were configuring the services, which has taken about a week," -  Vlad Gavrilenko, CIO Softprom.
Outcome: By implementing AWS the team has made it possible to increase the resource performance by eight times and at the same time to automate labour-intensive administration tasks. And it should be noted that cost of ownership has risen only twofold. After the query code was patched and all services have been implemented the site maintains stable and uninterrupted performance even at high load levels.
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Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) logo
Softprom (supplier) logo
  • Existing solutions were outdated, with complex user interfaces
  • Limited IT resources
  • Lengthy delays in mail delivery
  • Increasing costs of previous spam filtering solution
  • Performance Issues
  • Spam accuracy
UIA’s IT team found that solution is easy to use, with significant improvements compared to their predecessors. The Barracuda Email Security Gateway has far superior performance and stays up to date thanks to regular firmware updates. Whereas the old web filter only functioned as a forwarding proxy, the new Barracuda solution also scans the content of webpages. This means that if an employee visits an undesired website, they are redirected to a warning page that lets them know that the site is not permitted. Another big difference from the previous web filter is the user interface. 
“The user interface of the Barracuda Web Security Gateway is so straight-forward that it feels like I’m managing a Facebook page. Users don’t need much technical knowledge to use the product.”
Another feature that UIA utilizes on the Barracuda Email Security Gateway is email encryption, a simple, yet secure email service offered by Barracuda at no additional charge. This allows their employees to send out sensitive information and ensure secure communication. A cloud-based approach to encryption ensures that keys are stored centrally, eliminating the need for end-user key management. Results:
  • Ease of use; simple and straightforward user experience
  • Better spam accuracy
  • No delays in delivery
  • User-friendly configuration and setup
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UniCredit Bank (Ukraine) logo
Softprom (supplier) logo
  • Spam and virus infiltration
  • Resource intensive
  • Performance issues
  • Prime target for spam and malicious emails
  • Simple management, automation and efficient archiving
After a careful analysis of solutions available on the market, Unicredit Bank decided to implement Barracuda Email Security Gateway (formally known as Spam Firewall). Several factors influenced the decision:
  • High effectiveness
  • Good quality/price ratio
  • Barracuda Networks is a stable company, recognized around the world
  • The results have shown that the Barracuda products integrate well with the existing infrastructure.
Implementing the Barracuda Email Security Gateway allows Unicredit Bank to automate and streamline processes related to securing e-mail communications. The volume of malicious e-mails containing viruses, phishing, and ransomware has significantly reduced. The new solution has minimized the amount of spam received. Barracuda Networks’ technologies have also significantly strengthened the security of the company and reduced the time required for e-mail management, increasing the efficiency of the IT Department and satisfaction of the users and the board. Results
  • Spam reduction
  • Protection against emailborne viruses and malware
  • Granular email management policies
  • Gained per-user visibility and control
  • Easy to manage
  • Cut costs
  • Saved IT resources
  • Improved employee productivity
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State Savings Bank of Ukraine logo
Softprom (supplier) logo
  • Simplification of remote access to the company network and applications
  • The need to better manage different connection types and lines in the points of sale
The Barracuda Load Balancer ADC is ideal for optimizing application performance. It offloads compute intensive SSL transactions from the server, preserving resources for applications. In addition, optimization features such as caching, compression, and TCP pooling enable faster application delivery and ensure scalability. Using health and performance checks, the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC distributes traffic for efficient use of server resources and employs server failover for high availability. Global Server Load Balancing allows redundancy across multiple sites enhancing availability and speeding disaster recovery. Results
  • Easy, secure and granular remote access to the company network and applications
  • Security and protection for company data
  • Intelligent management of company sites and traffic
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  • The need to improve and modernise data security
  • The need for constant support and continuous product innovation
The Barracuda Load Balancer ADC is ideal for optimizing application performance. It offloads compute intensive SSL transactions from the server, preserving resources for applications. In addition, optimization features such as caching, compression, and TCP pooling enable faster application delivery and ensure scalability. Using health and performance checks, the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC distributes traffic for efficient use of server resources and employs server failover for high availability. Global Server Load Balancing allows redundancy across multiple sites enhancing availability and speeding disaster recovery. Results
  • Cost savings and constant support
  • Possibility to test solutions and speed of implementation
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  • Difficulty in consolidating, locating, and retrieving huge amounts of past data and correspondence collected over the years
  • Needed a solution that allows immediate access to information in emails upon request
  • The solution must also apply mailbox management principles in the Exchange servers, thereby reducing the volume of data stored on the active exchange servers
Operationally, the company has been reporting positive results, with a simpler and faster data retrieval experience by their power users. They’ve also reported heavy email usage across human resources, payroll, legal, marketing and finance. The staff at Unicredit Bank say they have better success search rates that have allowed them to not just retrieve email, but also identify the gaps that were previously not visible. Together, with the Exchange stubbing function, the Barracuda Message Archiver has made it easier to locate both attachments and email conversations. Results
  • Seamless integration with existing systems
  • Zero engineering risk
  • Great customer service with committed delivery
  • Simple implementation
  • Improved recovery times for VMs, files and emails
  • Reduced operation effort and engineering risk
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Kyivstar logo
Softprom (supplier) logo
  • Maintain Exchange servers while creating new policies for each end user
  • Preserving all emails for legal and regulatory compliance
  • Insufficient archiving capabilities
Barracuda Message Archiver has helped the company to protect their business by simplifying compliance activities and enabling them to respond to information requests more effectively. Whether it’s investigating chains of communication to establish a true record of events for internal purposes, or responding to an external lawsuit, they’re now able to respond almost immediately. Previously, it might have taken up to two weeks recovering and reconciling data from backups. With any Barracuda Networks solution, the plug-and-play capabilities, phenomenal tech support, and ease of use are instrumental in helping to alleviate the hectic life of the local IT guy. With the Barracuda Message Archiver, Kyivstar was quick to highlight the tech support because it surpassed all of its usual expectations. Results
  • 100% reliable backup & message archiving
  • Easy access to every email ever sent or received
  • Alleviate strains on mail server and bandwidth
  • Quickly set up built-in policies to meet regulatory compliance
  • Easy to install and use
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Hyundai logo
Softprom (supplier) logo
  • Protect against sophisticated attacks
  • Ensure uninterrupted online access
  • Support a multi-application environment
  • Prevent loss of personal/sensitive data
  • Scale easily
  • Easy to install and manage
The Barracuda CloudGen WAF provides an extra layer of fine-grained security, which allows the engineers to closely monitor traffic profiles and automatically mitigate unusual behavior and attacks. Hyundai was impressed with how easy it was to install and manage, and how well it performed. The experts at Barracuda Central work 24x7 to monitor and block the latest Internet threats. Data from more than 150,000 collection points is analyzed to create and deliver protection against previously unknown threats within minutes of their discovery via Energize Updates. As new types of threats emerge, the Barracuda Web Application Firewall will acquire new capabilities to block them. Hyundai found that Barracuda Networks was the right security and application delivery partner to protect it from sophisticated attacks, optimize its network, and keep IT resource needs low with its ease of installation and use. Barracuda Networks provided a complete, affordable, scalable solution that filled the application delivery and network security needs of this company. Results:
  • Network is always up and running
  • Confidential data is safe
  • Easy to manage and monitor web applications across the network
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Platinum Bank logo
Softprom (supplier) logo
  • Unreliability of environment
  • Uneven levels of demand throughout the year
  • Highly sensitive data
  • Current solution meant waiting for weeks to receive additional web encoding servers
  • New solution required the additional security needed to keep customer data safe and maintain levels of customer experience
Platinum Bank was already familiar with Barracuda, having utilized the Barracuda Email Security Gateway for cyber threat prevention. The company came to the conclusion that it needed an additional firewall solution to protect their data center. The goal was to log more information on the subnets’ inbound and outbound traffic. Platinum Bank determined that the Barracuda WAF was the right choice. Since deploying the Barracuda WAF, Platinum Bank has warded off many cyberattacks. In addition, Platinum Bank is now able to fix their own issues within five minutes, whereas their outsourced provider solution took weeks, saving a significant amount of time and money. Results
  • Increased uptime
  • Better security and more comprehensive compliance
  • Automation of new threat blockers
  • Little additional training required
  • Engineer time saved, so can be spent on improving customer experience
  • Cost effective solution
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