Unified Threat Management

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Unified Threat Management (UTM) solutions are designed to mitigate the majority of threats your business may face and are a must-have for any company looking to tighten security. UTMs reduce the complexity of your security system by combining the capabilities provided by multiple separate programs into one single unit.

Firewall and Antivirus Protection

The first line of defense for your organization’s network is the firewall which keeps out threats that attempt to infiltrate the network. A firewall is absolutely essential to maintain proper network security. Antivirus solutions, on the other hand, destroy malicious entities that are already within your network. A combination of the two (firewall and antivirus) can go a long way toward keeping your network safe from potential threats.

Spam Blocking Technology

A UTM integrates a powerful spam blocking solution that prevents spam from reaching your inbox in the first place. This cuts the downtime you have to spend weeding it out of your inbox and eliminates the chance that your employees put your network at risk due to phishing attacks.

Content Filtering Solution

You can receive viruses and malware simply by visiting unsafe websites that are designed to spread these threats to visitors. Threats are often found on the types of websites that your employees shouldn’t be visiting anyway, like those that contain adult content. Ultimately, it’s in the best interest of your company to avoid visiting these sites, as they can waste time and have disastrous effects on your network security.

A unified threat management system is capable of blocking access to certain sites on a per-user basis, effectively enabling you to block access to specific content for specific users. One real-world example of comprehensive content filtering is blocking social media for all of your staff but your marketing department, who might need to access Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube for outreach purposes.

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