Cyberoam Endpoint Data Protection
Strengths: Easy to use with a lot of features
Weaknesses: Nothing that we found
Verdict: For its ease of use and strong feature set we make this our Recommended product this month
Cyberoam Endpoint Data Protection is a full feature, full function suite that consists of four modules: data protection and encryption, device management, application control and asset management.
The data encryption and protection module allows for control over document transfer and read-write access to files, as well as shadow copy protection and print controls. The device management module controls access to removable media such as USB storage devices, as well as many other types of removable storage. The application control module controls use of applications such as instant messaging, peer-to-peer and FTP utilities. The final piece of the suite allows for asset management and inventory control across the enterprise network.
We found this product to be simple to install and easy to manage. The installation process consists of running an executable installer on the server and providing the SQL server information for the backend database. After this is complete agents can be easily deployed using the included agent deployment tool. Once this is done all policy configuration and deployment is conducted through a management console application that we found to be easy to use and navigate.
Setting up policy was also quite easy. The policy engine allows for the policy to be very detailed or very broad by creating various computer and user groups. The groups can be pulled directly from Active Directory so the groups can either be the same as they are in Active Directory or modified specifically for the use of the product.
Documentation provided included two PDF documents. The first was an installation guide that provided detailed initial setup and configuration steps and instructions, including database prerequisites. The second was the administrator guide that contained instructions on how to configure policies and advance program features. Both guides also included many screenshots and step-by-step configuration examples.
Cyberoam provides the first year of basic support included in the purchase of the product. This includes 24/7 phone and email technical support, as well as access to the web-based support area that includes a knowledgebase and a FAQ section. After the first year users must renew a subscription to continue using the phone and email support.
At a price of £50 per licence Cyberoam Endpoint Data Protection may seem expensive but we find it to be good value for the money, based on its comprehensive feature set and easy-to-use policy engine.