Security firms move to secure Kenya’s cyberspace

NAIROBI, KENYA: Wireless networks in organizations face huge risk of information theft due to their inability to trace users, especially guest users, within the network. Additionally, lack of IT security staff and budgetary constraints make it difficult for the small and medium size businesses to find security solutions that are adequate, cost-effective and easy to manage.

To add on, organisations with distributed networks, remote and branch offices, especially in retail stores, logistics and transportation, and utility distribution centers, demand mobility within the network and require network security with secured remote access, and secure Wi-Fi for walk-in customers.

Just days after Kaspersky released total security solution targeting windows, OS X, Android, iOS and windows phone platforms in Kenya, Cyberoam on Tuesday rolled out a wireless appliance known as CR10wiNG to deliver security features over wireless local area networks.

Philip Obondy, the Channel Manager for Cyberoam Kenya says the appliance not only secures wireless networks but also offers a high performance firewall throughput, which comfortably ensures last mile access for businesses in remote areas to leverage the potential of network connectivity in boosting the country’s economic activity.

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“Network administrators are able to apply user identity-based security policies to gain visibility over users’ activity and also manage Guest Internet access in the network. CR10wiNG supports multiple virtual access points that create independent, segregated networks in the same physical area for separate teams like sales, marketing, guest users, and more. This offers secure authentication and prevents rogue clients from connecting to networks where they don’t belong”, says Obondy.

“This appliance is designed for small and branch offices to offer secure Wi-Fi at par with wired security.  It enables a leaner Wi-Fi security infrastructure to organizations by replacing both Wi-Fi router and firewall with a single appliance. For remote offices with limited connectivity options, CR10wiNG also offers 3G/4G USB support,” said Abhilash Sonwane, Sr. Vice President- Technology and Products, Cyberoam.