Advanced Cyber Security

SecPoint Products / Protector / Protector Questions FAQ /

UTM Firewall

Protector Firewall UTM. 

Learn more about the Protector UTM Firewall Appliance

It comes as an easy plug and play appliance that installs in your network. 


What is a UTM firewall?

For many people who work in the network security industry, the term 'UTM firewall' would seem second nature.

However, for those who do not have much of an idea regarding network security, the acronym 'UTM' might not make such sense.

We all know what a firewall is. Basically, a firewall appliance is optimized as a software or a hardware based tool that is used for keeping out security threats.

However, very few people know what a UTM firewall is.

Basically, a UTM firewall is a unified threat management firewall, which is one of the most important gateway networking solutions currently in use within the industry.

The UTM firewall is a network solution that provides an all inclusive security product that is capable of performing a number of different security functions with the help of just one network appliance.

Applications of the UTM firewall

Ways how you can secure your full network

Since 2004, the UTM firewall has become one of the most important modules in the network security industry, and has become a primary solution for large scale as well as small scale companies alike.

Basically, a unified threat management firewall encompasses network intrusion prevention, gateway anti spam, a VPN service, a gateway antivirus tool, prevention of data leaks, balancing the network load and a host of other functions, all of which are designed to make sure that the network remains safe and secure.

UTM firewalls are basically hardware based tools that are connected to networks in order to be sure of that they keep out all sorts of threats.

The market for the UTM firewall has also been growing significantly in the past few years.

Back in 2007, reports revealed that the global market for the UTM firewall stood at $1.2 billion.

At present, the market has likely breached the $3 billion ceiling.

The primary customers who delve in to the UTM market are those who are in enterprise segments, however a number of UTM providers have also developed solutions for small scale offices and remote offices that require protection too.

Market expansion of the UTM firewall

As the market expands, UTM firewalls are becoming more and more diverse, with a number of different companies creating their own iterations.

The UTM firewall is becoming a necessity for large scale tech based businesses, mainly because of the fact that the amount of cyber attacks are increasing by the day.

New and more powerful hacking organizations are rising up, and they are extremely ruthless.

Companies that keep important information, such as data relating to credit card information and etc. will find it very difficult to be able to prevent damage in case of an attack. As a result, these companies tend to follow the policy of 'safe than sorry' and install powerful UTM firewalls in order to ensure that the damage is minimal.

For those companies that are looking to install a UTM firewall, one of the most important things to make a priority on is to hire a network supervisor/ administrator/ analyst in order to first get a clear idea regarding the firewall, as well as how it could help. 

➤ Related pages
Firewall UTM
How to Benefit as a Partner?
Lan to Lan VPN
Network Firewall
Network Monitoring Software
Network Security
UTM Firewall
Web Filtering