Photo - Amar Mehta, Country Manager, Malaysia, Cyberoam.
Network security appliances firm Cyberoam Technologies (Cyberoam) has added to its range of UTM appliances with virtual appliances for VMware and Hyper-V platforms in Malaysia, which will allow organisations to take more control of their security infrastructure by allowing them to choose between individual and a mix of physical and virtualised environments.
Cyberoam Malaysia country manager Amar Mehta said managed security service providers (MSSPs) managing security of various customers face different deployment scenarios, which have different virtualisation platforms. "Cyberoam virtual unified threat management (UTM) offers MSSPs a complete control of their security infrastructure with its support for multiple virtualisation platforms like VMware and Hyper-V. With its easy licensing policy, model upgrades and subscription upgrades, it addresses MSSPs' challenge of scaling up network infrastructure to meet customer needs."
"With the launch of virtual UTM for comprehensive network security in virtualised environments, MSSPs can now offer a total virtual security solution to customers with virtual Cyberoam Central Console for centralised security management, and Cyberoam iView software for logging and reporting," said Mehta.
"The cost and scalability benefits of virtualisation are making more organisations adopt virtualisation fully or partially in their networks," he said. "However, for most organisations, security for their virtualised environments remains an afterthought. Some of them depend on their hardware security solutions for protection of their virtualised environments, which remains ineffective and puts their business under serious risk. With consolidated security features on a single virtual UTM appliance, Cyberoam offers comprehensive virtual security for the virtual networks of these organisations."
Mehta said the virtual UTM appliances also secure 'Office-in-a-Box' and BYOD (bring-your-own-device) networks that need to support multiple devices across a range of operating systems and geographies, brought in by employees to access the network resources. "These devices, specifically employees' personal devices, lack security increasing the risk of security threats in virtualised networks. User-based access controls become critical in this environment. Cyberoam's Layer 8 Identity-based security policies over user authentication, service authorisation and reporting (AAA) offer security and control over users accessing the network resources."
Cyberoam's senior VP product management, Abhilash Sonwane, said: "Cyberoam virtual UTMs offer security to virtual data centres; Layer 8 identity-based security to 'Office-in-a-Box' set-ups; and support for multiple virtualisation platforms with easy scalability to 'Security-in-a-Box' set-ups for MSSPs/ enterprises. The licensing model gives flexibility to allot the number of vCPUs for Cyberoam virtual UTM as required by organisations. This, along with Cyberoam's support for multiple virtual platforms and simple upgrade to higher virtual UTM models, offers full control of security infrastructure to organisations."
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