Cyberoam Security Appliance Takes Aim at Enterprises

Cyberoam has added active-active high availability and dynamic routing to its UTM offerings.

Cyberoam, a division of Elitecore Technologies, has added features to its CR Series security appliances in a move partially meant to increase its appeal to enterprises.

Cyberoams identity-based UTM (unified threat management) products provide a range of security features including identity-based firewall, VPN, gateway antivirus, gateway anti-spam, intrusion detection and prevention and content filtering.

The feature enhancements to the appliances include Active-Active High Availability, Dynamic Routing, VLAN (virtual LAN) support and improved application layer performance.

The enhancements are based on enterprise security requirements and are complementary to the recently released Cyberoam Central Console, which meets the centralized control requirements of enterprise customers with multiple deployments and MSSPs (managed security service providers), company officials said.

The feature enhancements include Active-Active High Availability with load balancing between Cyberoam appliances and stateful failover to ensure business continuity, company officials said.


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The Dynamic Routing means faster up-times and increased network throughput, while VLAN support improves customers ability to create work profile-based groups across distributed locations and policy settings, officials added.

"Where we differ from all other UTM products is our strength in NAC-like functionality applied to all aspects of the traditional UTM," Joshua Block, vice president of North American Operations at Cyberoam.

"The Cyberoam solution is more interested in knowing "who" is traffic coming from as opposed to the traditional box that only asks the question "from where" is this traffic coming from."

"Imagine a security appliance that doesnt really care where on the network you are, but rather whether you are allowed to be on the network at all," he continued.

"Think of all the rules that need to be configured for an individual person in the network that may login from both a number of different devices and from multiple zones in the network. Cyberoam allows you to create a single policy for that same user…it doesnt matter if that user is on the Wi-Fi, or connected at their desk, all policies for that user will be brought to where they are."

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