Expanded range of Wi-Fi security solutions

Bringing comprehensive UTM security and high throughput performances to WLAN environments

October 14, 2010

Bringing  comprehensive UTM security and high throughput performances  to WLAN environments

Cyberoam, a division of Elitecore Technologies, today announced an extension to its CR15wi wireless security appliance, with the launch of two more products – CR25wi and CR35wi for SOHO/SMBs. These appliances come with an in-built wireless access point featuring 802.11 n/b/g standards, MIMO technology and up to eight virtual access points. They also deliver wired network-like security coverage for small businesses in a cost-effective way.

Currently, corporate Wi-Fi networks allow common pre-shared keys for guests, ex-employees and other users, a privilege which can be easily misused for information theft, malware propagation and cyber-terrorism attacks. Cyberoam’s wireless security appliances prevent this scenario by allowing administrators to gain visibility on the network activity of end users through a patent-pending Layer 8 technology, thereby ensuring corporate IT guidelines can be enforced successfully.

Says Mr. Abhilash Sonwane, VP-Product Management, Cyberoam, “Through the Layer 8 technology, Cyberoam gives the administrator the power to apply customized restriction policies on a range of parameters including user authentication, duration of access, schedule of access, data transfer limits, bandwidth limits and surfing privileges. In addition, the use of segregated virtual access points in the same physical area prevents rogue Wi-Fi users from connecting to networks where they don’t belong.”

Cyberoam’s new Wi-Fi security appliances also serve as a low-cost replacement of firewalls and Wi-Fi routers for SOHO/SMB organizations up to 50 users who require similar levels of protection for both wireless and wired networks.

Adds Mr. Sonwane, “Through the enhanced Wi-Fi security appliance range, we provide our customers a similar range of features and breakthrough performances as is currently achieved with our ‘accelerator’ series of UTM appliances. CR35wi accomplishes firewall throughputs up to 750 Mbps and UTM throughputs up to 90 Mbps which is a very valuable proposition for small businesses looking for a powerful UTM solution, coupled with the fact that they are also getting Wi-Fi security at the same price.”

Among other benefits of Cyberoam’s wireless security appliance solutions, the usage of MIMO and 802.11n technology improves throughput and range values, thus, enabling faster handling of video streaming and high bandwidth downloads.