Cyberoam touts virtual wireless security

Cyberoam launches a new network security appliance which features multiple virtual access points.

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Cyberoam touts virtual wireless security The CR15 features up to eight virtual access points for improved segmentation of networks.
By  Imthishan Giado Published  July 12, 2010

Network infrastructure vendor Cyberoam has launched its latest network security appliance, the CR15Wi, which supports its full range of identity-based unified threat management (UTM) options. The device also features a built-in wireless access point which can spawn up to eight virtual access points as well.

The multiple virtual access points improve security by allowing users to create independent networks within the same geographic location preventing unauthorised intruders from logging on.

Abhilash Sonwane, VP for product management, Cyberoam commented: "Organisations are usually comfortable securing their wired networks, however, they can be oblivious to the threats posed by wireless networks. For instance, when providing Internet access to guest users, a common pre-shared key is used for authentication; a technique which lacks identity-based controls. On the other hand, Cyberoam's Layer 8 technology gives a complete trace of guest user activity."

Cyberoam believes the device has the potential to significantly reduce networking costs: "Currently, managing an organisation's Wi-Fi security infrastructure involves both Wi-Fi routers and firewalls. CR15wi has been designed to replace them."

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