by November 7, 2009 0 comments



Last year, we reviewed a couple of Cyberoam UTMs in our UTM shootout and they
proved good. We received UTMs for each segment starting for SOHO to large
enterprises costing from 60 k to 16 Lacs. This time, we had our hands on
Cyberoam’s 200i which is meant for mid-sized enterprises.

Configuring this device was simple given its easy UI. With the help of the
configuration wizard, the initial configuration was done in a couple of minutes
and the appliance was up and running in our test network. All its interfaces are
configurable for internal, DMZ or WAN network, giving you full flexibility on
how you want your network to be. For increasing the performance level, 200i has
dual core processor built into it. It is stated by Cyberoam that with the launch
of 200i, they have achieved 33% higher throughput in its enterprise grade
products.

Price: Rs 3.7 lacs (includes fully bundle
appliance with 1 yr total value subscription)
Meant For: Mid-sized enterprises
Key Specs: Anti-virus, anti-spam, VPN, IPS, content filtering,
bandwidth management
Pros: User level policy deployment, single sign on, multi-link auto
failover
Contact: Elitecore Technologies, Mumbai
Tel: 9820574007
Email: www.cyberoam.com
SMS Buy 131178 to 56677

We tested this appliance in our labs and the results were pretty good as
compared to the last year’s. First, we did the anti-virus test for which we
downloaded virus over different protocols via this UTM. And it blocked an
average of 94% of viruses which is obviously a good figure compared to the
figure of last year’s Cyberoam 250i. While downloading the viruses over HTTP
using DAP, the appliance generated a warning saying ‘multi threaded downloading
using http’. This kind of warning is actually good as you can immediately track
down any such activity on the network and find the culprit. Than we checked for
anti-spam for which we downloaded a lot of spam from our test mail server and
the score we got for this was 90% which is really good as compared to last
years’s again. Next we tried jamming its ports, for which we ran port jamming
tool from 3 different machines, and it had no effect on the device. We also
tried DoS attack which was unsuccessful, and the system kept running normally as
if nothing happened. After using it for a decent period, we tried out its
reporting tool, which we found pretty interesting. We could see the details
based on user or IPs or we could also view just the overview of the
organization.

Bottomline: Cyberoam was always in the group of the recommended ones,
and 200i as expected booked its position right there.

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