Sophos buys Indian network security appliance maker

Security vendor Sophos Ltd. has increased its unified threat management arsenal by buying an Indian based maker of network security appliances.

The acquisition of Cyberoam Technologies Pvt, announced Monday, “brings together two highly successful companies in network security, and positions us well to succeed further in this dynamic and fast-growing market,” Sophos CEO Kris Hagerman said on a company blog.

Among the advantages is that Cyberoam’s technology is similar to Sophos’ UTM (unified threat management) software, he said, which will help in integrating the companies. Each company has a variety of complementary technologies that offer opportunities to sell new and differentiated products, he added.

“Cyberoam allows us to scale our engineering efforts with a strong and highly innovative product engineering center in India; expands our resources in UTM-oriented sales, marketing, customer support, and operations; and allows us to drive growth in several emerging markets, including India, the Middle East and Africa, where Cyberoam has a particularly strong presence,” he also wrote.

“Our ambition is to become a much larger player in network security,” he said, in UTM, next generation firewall, advanced persistent threat protection and wireless security.

For the time being the two companies’ products will continue.

The Cyberoam Web site lists a company contact for Canada but no resellers or solution providers.

Its products include next-gen firewalls for enterprises and SMBs, UTMs, NetGenie security appliances for homes and small offices, and a cloud management service for managed service providers.

Based in Britain, Sophos makes endpoint, network and server protection products.

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