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Cyberoam Introduces SSL VPN For Its UTM Appliances

Cyberoam SSL VPN offers Web-based and client-based secure remote access to internal applications through any endpoint device from any location
(Massachusetts, USA. 3 March, 2009) Cyberoam, the leading provider of Identity-aware Unified Threat Management (UTM) solutions, has announced the introduction of on-appliance SSL VPN on its UTM appliances. Cyberoam now delivers secure, remote access to road warriors, telecommuters, partners and customers who access the corporate network from multiple locations including home, client networks, public kiosks, hotspots over varied devices like laptops, mobile devices and home and public desktops.

Cyberoam on-appliance SSL VPN eliminates the limitations of IPSec VPNs which require expensive, time consuming client installations and lack the flexibility required to deliver secure, remote access to employees, customers and partners in today's business world. VPNC certified Cyberoam SSL VPN with its network extension client is an effective replacement for IPSec. The certification is also a confirmation that Cyberoam works with a wide variety of web portals, browsers and dynamic websites, meeting the challenges of real-world usability and compatibility faced by other SSL VPNs. According to Abhilash Sonwane, VP, Product Management, Cyberoam, "Today's business environment is becoming highly mobile and open. Employees are extending their workday by carrying work home, telecommuters are rising, road warriors are accessing the corporate network from multiple locations and devices. On the other side, corporate networks are becoming more open with access to customers and partners to the corporate extranet. This calls for a highly flexible remote access solution. SSL VPN fills the need and we are happy to announce that our Cyberoam UTM range now offers SSL VPN over the same platform."

In contrast to IPSec VPNs which require client installation on user devices, Cyberoam SSL VPN offers web-based and client-based access, allowing secure access to internal applications through any endpoint device from any location, by any authorized person. It achieves this by focusing on the 'user' and not the 'device' for authentication. The real benefit from Cyberoam SSL VPN is that it is platform, device and location-independent. Further, it ensures that corporate firewalls do not block remote access, ensuring business continuity.

At the same time, Cyberoam's identity-based access policies allow administrators to limit access to certain applications or offer full access based on the user identity and work profile.

"Organizations that invest in UTM appliances do so for their high efficiency, effective security and ease of management," says Sonwane. "But with most UTM appliances not providing SSL VPN, they are forced to use IPSec VPNs available on these UTMs with its limitations. By providing SSL VPN on UTM, Cyberoam meets secure remote connectivity requirements of SMEs and enterprises."

The launch of SSL VPN within UTM appliance is a testimony to Cyberoam's strong credentials in product R&D and understanding of customer requirement which has enabled it to expand its market presence globally, within a short period of time across 55 countries.

Certified by ICSA, CheckMark and VPNC, Cyberoam has also been named the Emerging Vendor of the Year by Frost and Sullivan and is appreciated by leading analysts.

About Cyberoam

Cyberoam Identity-based UTM appliances offer comprehensive protection against existing and emerging Internet threats, including viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, phishing, pharming and more. Cyberoam delivers the complete range of security features such as stateful inspection firewall, VPN " SSL & IPSec, gateway anti-virus and anti-spyware, gateway anti-spam, intrusion prevention system, content filtering in addition to bandwidth management and multiple link management over a single platform. Cyberoam is certified by the West Coast Labs with CheckMark UTM Level 5 Certification, ICSA Lab, an independent division of Verizon Business, and the Virtual Private Network Consortium. Cyberoam has received the 2008 Emerging Vendor of the Year award by Frost & Sullivan, 2007 Global Excellence Awards for Integrated Security Appliance, Security Solution for Education and Unified Security, the 2007 Tomorrow's Technology Today Award for Unified Security was rated Positive by Gartner in its Marketscope for SMB multi-function firewalls. Cyberoam has offices in the Woburn, MA, USA and India. For more information, please visit www.cyberoam.com.

About Elitecore Technologies Limited

Elitecore Technologies Limited is the global provider of Cyberoam UTM appliances. Elitecore's other divisions include Crestel Convergent Billing Solution that meets the voice, data, video billing and customer care requirements of Tier-1 service providers and 24online Billing and Bandwidth Management Solution for hotels, hotspots and Internet service providers. Elitecore has a strong R&D base and support center in India; it has sustained a healthy growth rate of over 75% since inception. For more information, please visit www.elitecore.com Press Contact

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