Network security firm to open PH office this year

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US-headquartered Cyberoam, a provider of network security appliances, announced in a recent press briefing that the company is opening a local office within the year.

Amar Mehta, Cyberoam country manager for the Philippines, said during the press briefing that the local subsidiary will provide support for distribution to further grow the Cyberoam brand in the country.

Cyberoam country manager for the Philippines Amar Mehta

?We have been interviewing candidates already. Definitely, a lot of things will change with the local presence of Cyberoam in the Philippines. Most important is that customer support will be stronger as we will be working with our distributor and channel to provide better after-sales product and technical assistance,? Mehta said.

Mehta also expressed optimism in picking up market share in the Philippines which he describes as a real growth market in the region.

?The Philippines is one of the fastest growing countries in the entire Asia Pacific and we see a lot of potential in this part of the world. We believe that the security awareness here is growing. Local businesses are beginning to understand the importance of protecting their valuable IT infrastructure,? he added.

Scott Gonzalo, managing director of NetPlay Incorporated (NPI), the exclusive distributor of Cyberoam solutions in the country, said the establishment of a Philippine unit augurs well for local businesses.

?The local market now has access to a very powerful, enterprise-grade network security product that will provide them with control over their networks while they deal with emerging IT technologies and security risks at the same time,? Gonzalo said.

Also at the event, held at the Fairmont Hotel in Makati City, Cyberoam announced the launch of NG series — its next generation unified threat management (UTM) models.

The latest product line from Cyberoam seeks to address the evolving security needs of organizations of all sizes from small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) to large enterprises.

The Cyberoam NG series offers best-in-class hardware, along with matching software capabilities and security features like Web Application Firewall, Application Visibility & Control, Identity-based Controls with Layer 8 Technology, Advanced Threat Protection comprising Intrusion Prevention System, Gateway Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware, Gateway Anti-Spam, Web & Content Filtering, and Outbound Spam Protection and VPN.

“This has been the best era of technology so far. Today, the Internet has gone to the next level of speed and performance. Due to increased availability and use of smartphones, high-speed Internet connection technologies, connectivity has increased by leaps and bounds. In this changing scenario, security is often compromised as security solutions do not match with the evolving IT infrastructure,? said Mehta.

NG Series appliances come pre-loaded with CyberoamOS, a new firmware that integrates with the hardware for network and crypto acceleration to deliver high performance of security solutions.

The CyberoamOS also extracts full performance from a multi-core platform, along with offering minimum latency and improved processing speed with use of optimized Interrupt rates and FastPath technology.

The NG series appliances come with hardware consisting of Gigahertz processors for nanosecond security processing along with Gigabit Ethernet ports and high port-density.

The design and components used in the NG series support high speed I/O throughputs for better performance, as well as protect against tough environment conditions, including power surge and fluctuations.

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