Cyberoam, the leading global network security appliances company, announced the launch of its range of virtual unified threat management (UTM) appliances, adding to its existing range of hardware UTM appliances. 
With this launch, Cyberoam will enable organisations to take control of their security infrastructure by giving them the ability to choose between individual and a mix of physical and virtualised environments, without worrying about their network security.
MSSPs managing security of various customers face different deployment scenarios that have different virtualisation platforms.  Cyberoam virtual 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.
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 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 virtual UTMs secure virtual data centres that are constantly under pressure for generating more computing power out of existing server infrastructure. While virtualisation of data centres offers greater efficiencies and reduced infrastructure complexities, management costs, power and cooling costs, virtual data centres are forced to rely on hardware security appliances to secure their networks.
Cyberoam’s security in virtualised form eliminates the need for dedicated hardware security and offers multiple security features integrated on a single virtual appliance.
“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,” says Abhilash Sonwane, senior VP for Product Management, Cyberoam.
“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.”
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 and guest OS, virtualised Web-facing applications and servers and allows organisations to secure Zero Trust Networks.
The virtual UTMs consolidate multiple security features like firewall, VPN, anti-spam, antivirus, IPS, WAF, Web and application filtering, bandwidth management and more, in a single virtual appliance that make virtual environments as secure as the physical infrastructure.
Cyberoam offers a complete virtual security solution to organisations with Cyberoam’s virtual UTM, virtual Cyberoam Central Console and Cyberoam iView – Logging & Reporting software. It supports multiple virtual platforms that include ESX/ESXi, Workstation and Player platforms of VMware along with the Hyper-V platform.