Choose UTM (Unified Threat Management) for your Network

December 28, 2015 by Linux Guru

Filed under Security

Last modified June 15, 2016

Choose UTM (Unified Threat Management) for your Network

Following are some question when you evaluates UTM and choose one from many UTM boxes.

1] How Does the UTM Solution Perform?

2] Which Security Technologies Are Included?

✓ Firewall

✓ Application control

✓ IPsec and SSL VPN

✓ IPS (Intrusion prevention systems)

✓ Web content filtering

✓ Anti-spam

✓ Data loss/leakage protection

✓ Anti-virus and anti-spyware protection

✓ IPv6 native support

✓ Traffic shaping/bandwidth control

3] Which Network Features Are Supported?

Find out whether the UTM solutions you’re researching allow you to monitor network latency and throughput, and automatically correlate it to event and network logging.

4] Does UTM Support IPv6 Natively

5] Does It Play Well with Virtual Environments?

6] Is the UTM Solution Scalable?

7] Does It Offer High Availability?

8] What Kind of Management and Reporting Does It Include?

Centralized management: Lets you remotely manage multiple devices at once and tweak policies and profiles across different modules.

consolidated management: “Single pane of glass” lets you remotely manage multiple devices at once and tweak policies and profiles across different modules.

Advanced management: Lets you perform higher level management tasks, like role-based administration, detailed logging and reporting, and so on.

9] How Much Does It Cost?

-Simple licensing or not?

-Weighing costs versus benefits

10] What Support Options Are Available?

11] What about training?

12] Can the vendor support global operations?

13] What are current customers saying?

14] New Farmware releases / Update frequency of software / hardware.

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