July 10, 2008
A division of Elitecore Technologies, Ahmedabad-based Cyberoam has been
focusing on the eastern zone recently, tapping major institutes within its
national peripheral. Major clients in the east include BIT Mishra, Ranchi and
Kolkata; National Institute of Technology, Rourkela; Vishwa Bharati University
and Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
Commenting on the nature of security threats, Tushar Sighat, VP-Operations,
Cyberoam said, “While the Internet facilitates speedy communication and easy
access to informational resources for students, it can also be the conduit for a
variety of malevolent attacks on the networks of educational institutions
through intentional or unintentional access to inappropriate resources breaching
With the deployment of CR 100i and CR 250i UTM, the network prevents the
students from accessing inappropriate content, e-mails or chat rooms by blocking
or filtering web access based on work profiles. By identifying the users within
the network, even in Wi-Fi and DHCP scenarios, it allows administrators to zip
on harmful activity within the network. In addition, the UTM can instantly
identify internal users indulging in activity that is harmful to fellow students
like cyber bullying or anything that may compromise the institution's network.
“In the multiple user single machine situation faced by educational
institutions and libraries where multiple students and faculty access the
Internet over shared machines, Cyberoam identifies student activity by the user
name instantly, enabling institutions to easily monitor online activities, which
is not possible with IP address-based solutions,” Sighat added.
Moreover, UTM provides continuous monitoring through centralized management
to build a pattern of usage and adjust network access policies accordingly to
offer long-term safe Internet practices.
Commanding a marketshare of about 25 percent nationally, Cyberoam is now
looking for maximum presence in India particularly in the education vertical.
The company has already received UTM Level 5 certification from Checkmark and
has appointed Redington as its national distributor. Focusing primarily on
partner programs currently, Cyberoam has allotted Techniche Consultants, NCS,
Eastern Comnet and Sea Infotech as its partner in the East to maximize its