Cyberoam, a Unified Threat Management (UTM) major, has forayed into the consumer segment with the launch of wireless router named, NetGenie for the home and SOHO markets. To distribute this product to both channel and Large Format Retails (LFRs), the company has appointed UK-based Tekdata Distribution as its distributor.
Cyberoam NetGenie is a small wireless router with family protection for homes and 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. 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.
Tekdata Distribution Ltd., one of UK's leading IT distributors of security solutions, will push the smart router through its strong network of resellers.
Ken Hulme, Managing Director at Tekdata said, "We are delighted to add Cyberoam's NetGenie HOME and SOHO routers to our extensive range of security offerings. Their addition to our portfolio will enable us to deliver UTM security to the small office, home office and consumer markets."
He added, "The features of the NetGenie HOME router including in built anti-virus, age-appropriate content filtering, time controls, preset secure WiFi and ease of use make it the perfect solution for parents looking to control their children's internet access with the minimum of effort and technical knowhow."
Speaking about Cyberoam NetGenie, the latest offering from Cyberoam, Mr. Pranav Parikh-Manager Business Development for APAC and Europe, NetGenie, said "NetGenie was conceptualized based on Cyberoam's global consumer survey that presented a strong need for such a product among home and small office Internet users. It is first of its kind appliance that integrates online security, Wi-Fi security, advanced Internet access controls, 3G-ready support, and more, in a single appliance, that will save buying and maintenance costs of separate solutions for end users".
Commenting on the partnership with Tekdata, he further added "Tekdata's strength lies in the wide range of products they distribute and their network of resellers. We are confident of their capability of building the NetGenie brand. Additionally, the professional team and market knowledge will ensure that our sales objectives are met in the region."
Designed to further strengthen Tekdata's extensive security product line and offer NetGenie the ability to extend its reach into the UK market, the agreement comes at a time when security and content filtering are increasingly an issue for IT managers and families alike.