Gone are the days when a dedicated firewall is sufficient to fend off hackers from corporate networks, Unified Threat Management (UTM) is an emerging trend in the network security appliance market. This innovative technology introduces a new all-in-one network security device that provides content filtering, antivirus, anti-spam and intrusion detection services previously handled by multiple systems.
In an increasingly complex network environment, it is without doubt that an integrated UTM device provides streamlined management efforts and ease-of-installation while allowing you to enjoy multiple layers of network protection.
According to an IDC research, the market share of UTM systems has been growing steadily from 6.6% in 2003 and is expected to surpass traditional firewall systems in 2008. "Over the next five years, the sale of UTM appliances will exceed that of standard Firewall/VPN Internet security appliances," claimed IDC in the report.
ZyXEL's ZyWALL UTM product series, with the latest ZyNOS 4 operating system, addresses both security and feature integration while still providing unbeatable performance.
Much more than just a simple firewall, the ZyWALL UTM series combines not just one or two, but eight features in a box. Besides the market-proven firewall (FW), content filtering (CF), anti-virus (AV), anti-spam (AS) and intrusion detection and prevention (IDP) features, the ZyWALLUTM series also comes with industrial-strength virtual private
network (VPN), load balancing (LB) and bandwidth management (BWM) features normally unseen on other products in its class.
Thanks to its cutting-edge design and number-crunching ability, the ZyWALL UTM series can still maintain impressive speed without being bogged down by resource-hogging loads, even with all eight functions activated at the same time.
With comprehensive features, performance and hassle-free configuration, the ZyWALL UTM series is definitely the pack leader of its kind on the market.