Photo - Pauline Jacintha, Malaysia Country Manager, Cyberoam.
Network security appliance specialist Cyberoam, a Sophos company, has launched in Malaysia an enterprise-grade UTM appliance for small office/home office and remote offices and branch offices (ROBO).
Pauline Jacintha, Malaysia country manager for Cyberoam, said that the unified threat management [UTM] appliance - CR10iNG - "is the fastest and most affordable UTM for SOHO/ROBO market and delivers enterprise level network security with a firewall throughput of 400 Mbps and UTM throughput of 60 Mbps."
"Several Malaysian organisations have paid price for lax in security at their branch offices," said Jacintha. "While they deploy best security at their main office, hackers find their way into the networks by breaking the security at smaller offices."
"This is becoming even more frequent as the work-from-home culture is gaining greater acceptance; home office locations are rarely ready for modern day security challenges," she said.
"Cyberoam CR10iNG appliance is designed to bring small branch / home office security at par with corporate HQ." said Jacintha. "It allows secure VPN access for remote and mobile workers, letting them access business apps and servers securely. Additionally, the ability to centrally manage these deployments via a common platform will benefit the IT admins and MSSPs great deal."
ROBO remains a challenge
She added that managing security at remote offices and branch offices remained a challenge for enterprise IT and security service providers (MSSPs) in Malaysia.
"Lack of on-site IT security staff and budgetary constraints further make it difficult to find security solutions that are adequate, cost-effective and easy to manage," said Jacintha. "Highly distributed branch-based organisations in retail, hospitality, financial services, government agencies and healthcare are prime candidates for attackers and need to beef up network security, remote access and employee productivity. The Target breach is a classic example of how poorly guarded small office networks are used as a gateway to attack large enterprise businesses."
CR10iNG uses the same CyberoamOS that powers other high-end NG series UTM appliances, she said. This means the new appliance delivered the same next-generation security features including secure remote access for employees on the move or those working from remote locations with IPSec or SSL VPN.
This will largely benefit small organisations who depend on mobile workforce or telecommuting employees; surveys reveal that such employees are increasing in number throughout the globe," said Jacintha.
In addition, Cyberoam CR10iNG has the company's flagship Layer 8 Security, and can be centrally managed via Cyberoam Central Console (CCC) and Cyberoam's on-Cloud Management Service and was compatible with iView - Cyberoam's Open Source logging and reporting solution.
She said that though security awareness in the small business sector has been rising due to coverage of high-level data breaches in the news, most organisations have not filled the potential security gaps in remote sites and smaller branches.
"CR10iNG is being made available to fill this security void, where many government organisations, small businesses, retail deployments, remote sites and branch offices are scrambling to beef up security," said Jacintha. "The affordable appliance will help smaller organizations meet compliance requirements to join hands with their larger counterparts."
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