From the Security Experts

February 02, 2009

Cyberoam Launches New UTM Appliances for SME Market

By SIP Trunking Report Contributing Editor

Cyberoam, a unit of Elitecore Technologies that provides unified threat management (UTM) solutions, introduced a new series of Cyberoam Identity-based UTM appliances, CR200i and CR300i, to provide comprehensive security in the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) market with high return on investment (ROI).

Cyberoam Identity-based UTM appliances offer protection against existing and emerging Internet threats, including viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, phishing, pharming and more. Cyberoam delivers the complete range of security features such as stateful inspection firewall, virtual private network (VPN), gateway anti-virus, gateway anti-malware, gateway anti-spam, intrusion prevention system, content filtering in addition to bandwidth management and multiple link management over a single platform.
The new CR200i and CR300i UTM appliances put forth an exceptional performance using multi-core processor technology and achieve high UTM throughputs in comparison to hardware-based ASIC solutions.
Cyberoam’s new UTM appliances allow its customers to improve their choice criteria in matching the right solution within their specific security and performance requirements, and thus, achieve greater value out of Cyberoam products, Cyberoam said.
 “With rising dependence on the Internet, SME demand for high performance security products has been on the rise,” said Abhilash Sonwane, vice president of product management, Cyberoam, in a statement. “We are making this demand for breakthrough performance possible at low cost with Cyberoam's enhanced multi-core aware architecture that makes parallel execution of multiple network sessions possible.”
Another advantage Cyberoam's software architecture, Sonwane noted, is the flexibility to update the software design against new network attacks. Both the appliances are equipped with powerful dual-core processors that are responsible for enhanced performance.
With the new range of CR200i and CR300i products, Cyberoam is heading towards gaining a competitive edge in meeting increased performance demand, network security consolidation, Web 2.0-security and higher information protection requirements of SMEs, the company said.
Cyberoam is among the very few providers to significantly raise its hardware port density with 6 GBe ports, the company said. Cyberoam UTM products feature hardware with dual-core CPUs, giving them the high throughput yields.
With high Firewall and IPS throughputs of 1.5 Gbps and more in addition to high Anti-Virus and UTM throughputs, these Cyberoam appliances apparently deliver the rising performance requirements of small to medium customers. 
Cyberoam also has achieved 33 percent higher UTM throughput levels in its enterprise-grade products – the CR500i, CR1000i and CR1500i.
Recently, Cyberoam was recognized as the 2008 Emerging Security Vendor of the Year by Frost & Sullivan.
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Edited by Michelle Robart