Cyberoam Announced NetGenie Router For Home And Small Office Internet Users With Firewall, Website Blocking 3G Router & In Built Antivirus

by abhishek bhatnagar on September 15, 2011

Cyberoam, a division of Elitecore Technologies, has brought in ‘NetGenie’, a first-of-its-kind product that has been entirely developed in India. NetGenie Wireless router with family protection for homes and as NetGenie Unified Threat Management appliances for small offices. NetGenie – Home will offer a single-click solution for parents to implement age-wise, easy parental controls ensuring children are protected from harmful Internet content like pornography and violence.

Cyberoam NetGenie HOME Appliance

In addition, small offices can put a complete stop to their employees spending time on non-productive sites using NetGenie’s Internet controls which allow differing levels of Internet access. NetGenie empowers both home and small office users to decide how much Internet freedom they want to give to different users in their network across an entire range of devices such as desktops, laptops, smartphones, iPads etc. NetGenie also allows schedule-based Internet access over various website categories and applications for different users.

NetGenie’s security features like firewall, Intrusion Prevention System and in-built Anti-Virus offer strong Internet security the moment the appliance is turned on. This also obviates the need to separately purchase and deploy these solutions, saving users the hassle in configuring them each and everytime for newly arriving computing devices. For small offices, there is the added benefit of an in-built IPSec VPN feature which allows secure remote access to vendor offices or a central office.

A look at the features it offers and how it is different explained in the image below.

net genie features

Key features of NetGenie:

· Easy and instant deployment – Easy to set up, simply plug and play. Just plug in the internet feed, power it up and you’re online

· Threat free Wi-Fi – NetGenie’s pre-set Wi-Fi security comes with a Security Key/password at the bottom of the appliance. It protects your Wi-Fi network from unauthorized outsiders the moment you turn-on NetGenie.

· Friendly Graphical User Interface – Vibrant, colorful welcome splash page  that avoids the need to remember IP addresses to login;  provides short-cut to many destinations like GUI, Customer Portal and more.

· Creating the user – Users can be represented with an avatar from the NetGenie GUI .

· Powerful Internet Controls – Millions of websites are categorized into 70+ website categories in NetGenie, and further grouped, age-wise for Homes and by restriction levels for offices. This makes controlling the Internet access on a single click.

· Security offering protecting online devices – Security of Firewall, in-built Anti-Virus, IPS from online threats like viruses, malware, hackers, intruders and botnet. Protects multiple devices with regularly updated security.

· It’s 3G ready – Allows you to share Internet of your USB broadband or 3G Modem with multiple users at same time, making it a cost effective option for your 3G Modem

· Allows schedule-based Internet access for website categories and applications

When it comes to price, Netgenie Home will cost around 7999 INR and Netgenie Home & Office will cost around 11999, we will get both these routers soon for review, stay tuned for our detailed review.

abhishek bhatnagar

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