Cyberoam CR1000iNG-XP review

Cyberoam’s CR1000iNG-XP delivers enterprise network security at a price mid-sized businesses will approve

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31 Jul, 2015
5
Appliance with 1-year TVS subscription, £19,372 ex VAT
Pros 
Excellent value; Easy installation; Top performance; User-based security policies; Reporting included as standard
Cons 
Non hot-swap network modules
Verdict 
The CR1000iNG-XP offers mid-sized businesses high performance network security at a sensible price. Easy to deploy and packed with features, it can also be easily expanded to keep in step with demand

Now part of the Sophos empire, Cyberoam has been busy shaking up the enterprise security world with a range of high-performance firewalls at a price the big names can’t hope to compete with. The CR1000iNG-XP is the latest to join the club and offers growing businesses a high throughput for a modest outlay.

The CR1000iNG-XP ticks all the right security boxes as along with an SPI firewall, it offers IPsec and SSL VPNs, anti-malware, anti-spam, web and application filtering plus IPS. There’s more as Cyberoam’s identity-based security allows policies to be applied to users and groups as well as systems.

Support levels are determined by the subscription you choose with the Total Value Subscription (TVS) providing 8x5 cover while the Comprehensive Value Subscription (CVS) extends this to 24/7 cover. CVS activates Cyberoam’s Web Application Firewall (WAF) which protects web sites and applications from attacks such as SQL injection and cross-site scripting.

Along with a huge raw firewall throughput of 117 Gbps and an equally big 8 Gbps with AV enabled, the CR1000iNG-XP supports four FleXi port expansion modules. The price included an 8-port Gigabit module and Cyberoam offers options with eight copper or fibre Gigabit and 4-ports of 10GbE SFP+.

Cyberoam’s wizard offers to apply a security policy to get you out the starting blocks

Specifications 

Chassis: 2U rack

CPU: 2 x 2GHz E5-2620 Xeon

Memory: 6GB DDR3

Network: 10 x Gigabit (max 42)

Storage: 4GB CompactFlash, 1TB SATA hard disk

Expansion: 4 x module slots

Power: 2 x hot-plug 500W PSUs

Ports: 2 x USB, RJ-45 console

Management: Web browser, iView

Module options: 8 x copper Gigabit, £923; 8 x SFP Gigabit, £1,352, 4 x 10GbE SFP+, £2,140 (all ex VAT)

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