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CR15wi greatly reduces the cost in managing WLAN; identity-based security gives complete trace of guest user activity

Ahmedabad, July 6, 2010

Cyberoam, the industry leading identity-based Unified Threat Management (UTM) range of appliances from Elitecore Technologies, today announced that it had entered into an agreement with SnapperNet one of the largest specialist security distributors in the New Zealand.

Cyberoam, a division of Elitecore Technologies, has announced the launch of its wireless network security appliance — CR15wi, which comes with an in-built wireless access point featuring 802.11 n/b/g standards, MIMO technology and up to eight virtual access points. The appliance delivers the entire battery of UTM security features over WLAN for protecting home offices, remote offices as well as public Internet access outlets.

Currently, corporate Wi-Fi environments are at huge risk from information theft and cyber-terrorism attacks due to their inability to trace end users, especially the guest users. CR15wi overcomes this by a unique Layer 8 technology, treating user-identity as the 8th Layer or the “human” layer in the protocol stack. This allows administrators to apply identity-based security policies to gain visibility over user activity in the network.

For secure authentication, CR15wi supports multiple virtual access points that create independent, segregated networks in the same physical area of the organization (sales, marketing, guest users etc.). This prevents rogue clients from connecting to networks where they don’t belong.

Says Mr. Abhilash Sonwane, VP-Product Management, Cyberoam, “Organizations 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 complete trace of guest user activity.”

As a key business benefit, CR15wi also helps reduce the costs in managing WLAN environments. Adds Mr. Sonwane, “Currently, managing an organization’s Wi-Fi security infrastructure involves both Wi-Fi routers and firewalls. CR15wi has been designed to replace them.”

The usage of MIMO technology improves throughput and range values, thus, enabling faster handling of video streaming and high bandwidth downloads. Cyberoam’s Layer 8 Technology and Application Layer 7 Management over WLAN also allows user-specific bandwidth allocation for non-critical, semi-critical and critical business applications.

For more details, check the CR15wi appliance datasheet

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 UTM delivers the complete range of security features such as stateful inspection firewall, VPN, gateway anti-virus, gateway anti-malware, gateway anti-spam, intrusion prevention system, content filtering in addition to bandwidth management and multiple link management over a single platform. Cyberoam UTM has recently upgraded its feature offerings with the launch of Version X – application Layer 7 Visibility, IM Management and Control, 3G/WWAN Connectivity, Extensible Security Architecture, Next-generation UI and “IPv6 Ready” Gold Logo.

The Cyberoam solution portfolio also includes Cyberoam iView, a logging and reporting appliance, Cyberoam SSL VPN appliances and Cyberoam Endpoint Data Protection suite to protect data and manage assets over endpoints in organizations. Cyberoam is certified with CheckMark UTM Level 5 Certification, ICSA Labs, and is a member of the Virtual Private Network Consortium. It was positioned as a “Visionary” in the Magic Quadrant for SMB Multi-function Firewalls by Gartner. Cyberoam has offices in Woburn, MA and India. For more information, please visit

About Elitecore Technologies
Elitecore Technologies 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. For more information, please visit

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