Network security is a very important component of any business, small or large. In this article I would like to discuss a piece of technology called "Unified Threat Management" and how it can help you stay secure.
What is Unified Threat Management?
Unified Threat Management (UTM) systems come in the following forms:
- Network Hardware Appliance
- Cloud Service
- Virtual Appliance
A UTM typically combines a variety of security services such as a firewall, intrusion prevention/detection, anti-malware and web content/spam filtering. The anti-malware software installed on your computer helps provide protection for that individual device while a UTM installed at the edge of your network helps provide protection for the entire network. Deploying both of these counter-measures is a strategy known as "Defense in Depth" and is a industry best practice.
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