SOURCE: Cyberoam

Cyberoam

September 30, 2011 09:35 ET

NetGenie Home Wi-Fi Router Adds Parental Controls for iPad Tablets, Smartphones and PCs

EDISON, NJ--(Marketwire - Sep 30, 2011) - With kids and teens doing more and more of their Internet browsing on smartphones and tablets like the iPad, a software-based approach to monitoring and blocking Internet access to adult content or age-inappropriate websites will no longer work.

Enter NetGenie (www.netgenie.net), a Wi-Fi router for the home that plugs directly into the cable modem and which also offers security protection from invasive malware and viruses.

Developed by 12-year Internet security veteran Cyberoam, NetGenie is the first Wi-Fi router that comes pre-configured with parental controls and anti-virus.

NetGenie parental controls provide default settings according to age group, blocking websites and applications deemed inappropriate, yet allowing the administrator (mom or dad) to grant permissions by adding to a whitelist of allowed sites.

NetGenie offers parents a smart way for dealing with unruly Internet access and distractions, especially during homework time. Being a Wi-Fi router that plugs directly into the home's cable modem, the device can control access to smartphones, gaming consoles and popular tablets such as the iPad and Android tablets.

Any device connected to the home's Wi-Fi signal can be managed.

For example, parents can suspend Internet access per individual for an allocated date or block of time, say from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Monday through Thursday, allowing free access Friday to Sunday if they so choose to.

NetGenie is also equipped with Internet security safeguards including a firewall, anti-virus protection, and intrusion prevention.

"We designed NetGenie to make it simple for families to protect their kids from unsafe and adult Internet content, and to control the time they spend online on social networks, shopping or gaming sites, or anything else you want to manage," said Jacob Thankachen, Associate Vice President for Americas, Cyberoam. "We also made it a no-brainer to keep hackers, viruses and other intruders at bay when your family surfs the Internet."

Additionally, the device can generate reports on Internet activities such as websites visited, applications used, attempts made to visit blocked websites or applications, along with virus and intrusion reports.

NetGenie can be configured using any Internet-access device in the home. Settings for individual members of the family can be made.

Pricing & Availability
NetGenie is available now and will retail for $199 with support for an unlimited number of home users. A SOHO version is also available for $249. To buy NetGenie contact: Jacob Thankachen, Tel: (201) 301-2851. Jacob.thankachen@us.cyberoam.com. Or email: sales@netgenie.net.

About Cyberoam
Cyberoam Identity-based UTM appliances offer comprehensive protection against existing and emerging Internet threats, including viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, phishing, pharming and more. Cyberoam UTM delivers the complete range of security features such as stateful inspection firewall, VPN, gateway anti-virus, gateway anti-malware, gateway anti-spam, and intrusion prevention system, content filtering in addition to bandwidth management and multiple link management over a single platform. The Cyberoam solution portfolio includes Cyberoam iView, a logging and reporting appliance solution, Cyberoam SSL VPN appliances and Cyberoam Endpoint Data Protection suite to protect data and manage assets over endpoints in organizations. Cyberoam is certified with CheckMark UTM Level 5 Certification, ICSA Labs, and is a member of the Virtual Private Network Consortium. Cyberoam was positioned as a "Visionary" in the Magic Quadrant for SMB Multi-function Firewalls by Gartner. Cyberoam has also continuously received SC Magazine's 5 Star Rating. Cyberoam has offices in Woburn, MA and India. For more information, please visit www.cyberoam.com and www.netgenie.net.

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