Cyberoam announced Flexi Port (XP) UTM appliances as part of its future-ready NG Series range. The new appliances offer flexible network connectivity with I/O slots that allow additional Copper/Fiber 1G/10G ports on the same security appliance, allowing organizations to upgrade to new technologies easily and cost-effectively. Cyberoam has introduced this innovative feature with CR200iNG-XP and CR300iNG-XP UTM appliances for SMEs and will soon extend it for enterprises.
Virtualization, converged networks, need for faster access to stored data, new breed of network-intensive applications, and more, demand enhanced networking requirements. However, most of the times, limited I/O interfaces in security appliances force most organizations to design their networks around their existing security appliance, resulting in connectivity options becoming a bottleneck in network upgrades. Cyberoam’s Flexi Ports will offer an easy and cost-effective option for future network/technology upgrades in organizational networks.
Says Abhilash Sonwane, SVP-Product Management, Cyberoam, “The FleXi Port (XP) appliances help meet cost and performance needs of growing networks by allowing them to migrate to newer technologies without ripping off their existing hardware and security investment. To SMEs who want to shift to Fiber 1GbE/10GbE connectivity, they give freedom from forced purchase of higher end security appliances to get desired network interface modules. For enterprises, the Flexi Ports in the NG Series appliances offer them the freedom to design their networks as per their requirements and not get bounded by the lack of I/O interface options in their security appliances.
The freedom to choose Copper, Fiber 1G/10G network interfaces as per their needs results in lower costs now and investment protection in future. In addition, Cyberoam’s Flexi Ports consolidate the number of devices in a network, offering benefits of power efficiency, reduced network complexity and reduced OPEX.”