Photo - Pauline Jacintha, Country Manager, Cyberoam Malaysia
Cyberoam Technologies, a Sophos company, has unveiled a new unified threat management (UTM) appliance to enhance wireless security for small and branch offices in Malaysia, said the network security specialist.
Pauline Jacintha, Malaysia country manager for Cyberoam said the new CR10wiNG appliance "is the fastest and most affordable UTM appliance" and has been created with built-in Wi-Fi capabilities for the SOHO/ROBO [small office home office/branch office remote office] markets.
"CR10wiNG is designed to offer secure Wi-Fi at par with wired security," said Jacintha. "It enables a leaner Wi-Fi security infrastructure to organisations by replacing both Wi-Fi router and firewall with a single appliance. For remote offices with limited connectivity options, CR10wiNG also offers 3G/4G USB support."
She said the appliance supported 802.11 n/b/g standards and up to eight virtual access points. "It delivers UTM security features over WLAN to offer enterprise-level security and meet the requirement of mobility in this segment. Cyberoam CR10wiNG offers high performance with firewall throughput of 400Mbps and UTM throughput of 60Mbps."
Jacintha added that wireless networks in organisations faced "a huge risk of information theft due to their inability to trace users, especially guest users, within the network."
In addition, the lack of IT security staff and budgetary constraints add to the security challenges posed to the SOHO/ROBO segments in Malaysia, said Jacintha. The same issues also impacted organisations with distributed networks, remote and branch offices, especially in sectors like retail stores, logistics and transportation, and utility distribution centres, which demand mobility within the network and need network security, secure remote access, and secure Wi-Fi for walk-in customers.
She said CR10wiNG, based on Cyberoam's patented Layer 8 technology, and using the same CyberoamOS that powers other high-end NG series UTM appliances, allowed administrators to apply user identity-based security policies to gain visibility over user activity and also manage guest internet access in the network.
Other CR10wiNG features include the support of multiple virtual access points to create independent, segregated networks in the same physical area for separate teams such as sales, marketing, guest users, and so forth, with secure authentication. The appliance, centrally manageable via Cyberoam Central Console (CCC) and Cyberoam's on-Cloud Management Service, is compatible with iView - Cyberoam's Open Source logging and reporting solution.
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