Unified Gateway Security for Smart IT Networks – Without Compromise
The NETGEAR ProSecure UTM S Series is a modular all-in-one next-gen firewall with an advanced application firewall and layers of enterprise-strength security such as anti-virus, anti-spam, Web filtering, and intrusion prevention (IPS) built in. This gives business owners and IT admins greater visibility and control over their network and protects their businesses from today’s application, Web, email, and network threats. UTM S Series firewalls also have two modular slots that allow for optional interface cards to tailor the firewall for specific connectivity requirements.
Redefining the Firewall
ProSecure UTM firewalls bring advanced network security technologies to small and medium businesses and remote/branch offices. Traditional firewalls can only block/accept traffic based on IP addresses and ports and offer little protection outside of that. This approach is quickly becoming obsolete in today’s Internet where many applications send/receive traffic over ports that are typically allowed by traditional firewalls. The built-in application firewall of the UTM overcomes the limitations of yesterday’s firewall and allows the UTM to monitor, control, and block hundreds of applications such as Skype, Facebook, BitTorrent®, and Yahoo! Messenger; helping enhance employee productivity and enforce network usage policies.
The UTM application firewall combined with best-of-breed anti-virus, Web filter, and anti-spam technologies along with IPS and VPN functionality, form the ideal firewall for today’s businesses.
Revolutionary Stream Scanning Platform
Given the high performance requirements of scanning latency sensitive Web traffic, incorporating enterprise-grade security software technologies onto traditional all-in-one platforms has been a very difficult task. Traditional batch-based scanning methods introduce large amounts of latency into network traffic and can slow Web browsing to a crawl. All-in-one solutions in the past have tried to overcome this by minimizing the malware signature set, scanning only a select few file types, or by avoiding Web scanning altogether. This exposes an entire vector of the network to malware-based attacks. The ProSecure UTM features patented Stream Scanning Technology which analyses data streams as they enter the network. This significantly reduces latency and allows the use of an extensive malware signature library for scanning – thus offering an unprecedented combination of speed and coverage in an all-in-one solution.
Simple Setup, Ease of Management
The ProSecure UTM will easily replace any existing firewall or router. A simple 10-step setup wizard guides you through installation and the UTM will be up and running in minutes. Administration is performed through an intuitive Web-based interface. Set granular policies and alerts, check summary statistics and graphical reports, drill down to IP address-level data, and integrate log data with standard network management tools using SNMP. Malware, Application, and IPS signature, software, and firmware updates are all handled by the UTM - online and automatically.
For many administrators and IT personnel one of their biggest nightmares is the management of individual licenses or “seats.” Buying additional licenses when computers and personnel are added to the network is time-consuming and costly. The ProSecure UTM offers Web and email protection subscriptions with no “per-user” licensing.
ProSecure UTM S Series firewalls have two modular slots that allow for optional interface cards to be addedto tailor the appliance for specific installation requirements. A VDSL/ADSL2+ Modem Module, available in both Annex A and Annex B versions, furnishes direct, always-on Internet connectivity. VDSL capability provides Internet connection speeds up to three times faster than traditional ADSL2+ DSL networks while providing backwards compatibility with ADSL2+.
In conjunction with two onboard RJ45 WAN ports for redundancy and failover, the VDSL/ADSL 2+ Modem Module, if installed, can be employed either as the primary WAN connection or as a third WAN port in a redundant/ load balancing scenario. A Wireless-N Module provides access point capability to connect Wireless-N clients at both 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz frequencies at up to 15x the speed and 10x the coverage of legacy 802.11g networks.
The built-in USB port supports qualified 3G/4G USB dongles from major ISPs to be used as either a primary or backup WAN connection.