Cyberoam has launched a next-generation series of unified threat management (UTM) solutions.

Called the ‘Cyberoam NG series', the company said that they offer up to five times the industry average throughputs that small-to-medium businesses expect, therefore reducing bottlenecks and they come pre-loaded with the CyberoamOS firmware.

According to the company, the CyberoamOS extracts performance from a multi-core platform, as well as offering minimum latency and improved processing speed with use of optimised interrupt rates and FastPath technology. The NG series appliances' hardware consists of GHz processors for nano second security processing, along with Gigabit Ethernet ports and high port density.

Features include: advanced application controls based on user identity, time, applications and bandwidth; a web application firewall; support for 4G; and Cyberoam's VPN and firewall and advanced threat protection from its intrusion prevention system.

Abhilash Sonwane, senior vice president of product management at Cyberoam, said: “Small-to-medium businesses are unable to fully migrate to gigabit-ready network infrastructure because of lack of security solutions with gigabit performance in this segment. To cope up, they either have to compromise on security or need to expand their security budgets to buy enterprise-level security.

“Cyberoam NG series for SOHO/SMB meets these needs by offering the best-in-class firewall and UTM throughputs along with Gigabit ports. In fact, the entry-level appliance in the NG series comes with gigabit firewall throughput.”