Cyberoam CR200iNG-XP review

£9172
Price when reviewed

The CR200iNG-XP is the newest addition to Cyberoam’s UTM range, and is designed to grow with businesses as their demands increase. The appliance comes with six Gigabit ports as standard and its FleXi Port slot supports a range of additional expansion modules, including a four-port 10GbE model.

The CR200iNG-XP offers an impressive range of security measures including an SPI firewall, antivirus, anti-spam, anti-spyware, IPS, IM and web content filtering, IPsec VPNs and traffic management. There’s a one-off charge of £3,211 and you can pick the services you need.

Cyberoam’s Total Value subscription (TVS) enables all security services and adds five-day-per-week, eight-hour-per-day support, in addition to the hardware warranty. The price above includes a three-year TVS package; you can start with a one-year subscription that lowers the initial cost to around £5,200.

Cyberoam CR200iNG-XP

The appliance employs a 4GB CompactFlash card to run Cyberoam’s OS, and has a 250GB hard disk that is used for multiple roles. It can act as an internal email-quarantine area, and Cyberoam’s onboard iView syslog server stores its reports there.

This is by no means a cheap appliance, but the CR200iNG-XP offers UDP firewall and UTM throughputs of almost 9.8Gbits/sec and 1.2Gbits/sec respectively. For reference, the Dell SonicWall NSA 6600 offers similar performance (and dual 10GbE), but costs around twice as much.

The appliance supports routed or transparent bridge modes, and can be used as a firewall or placed behind an existing one. Installation is deftly handled by a wizard-based setup routine, which offers a choice of operations and the option to either start in passive mode or apply one of two default security policies to all traffic.

Cyberoam’s web console is well designed. It opens with a handy dashboard showing your subscription status, CPU and memory usage, plus details on the latest security incidents. All features are easily accessible from the sidebar, and firewall rules are used to define security policies.

Ratings

Physical

Server format1U Rack
Server configuration1U

Processor

ProcessorIntel Celeron G540
CPU nominal frequency2.50GHz

Storage

Total hard disk capacity250GB

Networking

Gigabit LAN ports6

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