Cyberoam Unveils Virtual UTM Appliances For Vmware And Hyper-V Platforms



Bangalore: Cyberoam, global network security appliances company, announced the launch of its range of virtual Unified Threat Management appliances, adding to its existing range of hardware UTM appliances. With this launch, Cyberoam will enable organizations to take control of their security infrastructure by giving them the ability to choose between individual and a mix of physical and virtualized environments, without worrying about their network security.

MSSPs managing security of various customers face different deployment scenarios that have different virtualization platforms. Cyberoam virtual UTM appliances secure “Office-in-a-Box” and BYOD 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 virtualized networks. User-based access controls become critical in this environment. Cyberoam’s Layer 8 Identity-based security policies over user authentication, service authorization and reporting (AAA) offer security and control over users accessing the network resources.

Cyberoam virtual UTMs secure virtual data centers that are constantly under pressure for generating more computing power out of existing server infrastructure. While virtualization of data centers offers greater efficiencies and reduced infrastructure complexities, management costs, power and cooling costs, virtual data centers are forced to rely on hardware security appliances to secure their networks. Cyberoam’s security in virtualized form eliminates the need for dedicated hardware security and offers multiple security features integrated on a single virtual appliance.

Abhilash Sonwane, Senior VP- Product Management, Cyberoam, says, “Cyberoam virtual UTMs offer security to virtual data centers; Layer 8 identity-based security to “Office-in-a-Box” set-ups; and support for multiple virtualization 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 organizations. 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 organizations.”

With the ability to scan all traffic in the virtual environment and integrated security features on one virtual appliance, Cyberoam virtual UTM protects virtual networks from attacks on hypervisor management console, hypervisor & Guest OS, virtualized web-facing applications and servers and allows organizations to secure Zero Trust Networks. The virtual UTMs consolidate multiple security features like firewall, VPN, Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus, IPS, WAF, Web & Application Filtering, Bandwidth Management, and more, in a single virtual appliance that make virtual environments as secure as the physical infrastructure.