Cyberoam receives patent for identity and policy-based network security

Cyberoam, a Sophos Company, has received a patent for identity and policy-based network security and management by the US Patent Office.

The technology offers capability to connect end user identity with network security policy, allowing IT security managers to effectively manage activity and access based on individual needs.

Cyberoam’s system and method can apply rules and policies specific to the user, between the source and the destination.

This Layer 8 Technology allows user-specific policies, enabling granular security controls for firewall decisions. Network administrators and IT security managers gain the ability to grant network, bandwidth and application access based on user-identity, time-of-day and other Layer-7 (application layer) controls.

With the additional level of control and visibility provided by Cyberoam Layer 8 Technology, organizations are better enabled to meet regulatory compliance requirements such as HIPAA, CIPA, PCI-DSS, GLBA, etc.

“This patent grant validates Cyberoam’s leadership in providing identity-based network security to address the primary security challenges,” said Hemal Patel, CEO of Cyberoam Technologies and senior vice president of IT & operations at Sophos.

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