Netgear releases new gateway security appliance

Netgear unveiled a new gateway security appliance – the ProSecure UTM5, which enables small companies to protect themselves using a wide array of defenses including firewall, SSL and IPSec VPN, URL filtering, network antivirus, and antispam, but in a very small, form factor.

IT departments can also use the UTM5 to protect the home networks of telecommuters, as these remote employees often share connections with other endpoints that may not be as secure as a corporate laptop.

The ProSecure UTM5 leverages security technologies from leading security partners Sophos, Mailshell and Commtouch, as well as Netgear’s patent-pending Stream Scanning technology.

“The small office and business has traditionally been underserved – gateway security for these situations have typically involved consumer-class gear which can’t keep up with sophisticated attacks which threaten businesses of all sizes,” said Jason Leung, Netgear’s senior product line manager for SMB Security. “ProSecure is bringing our award-winning UTM technology – technology that has been proven to stop more threats than the competition — down to an acceptable price point and easy to use format for these entities.”

The ProSecure UTM5 is available immediately for an estimated U.S. street price starting at $275, with the option of bundling one-year subscriptions for web security, email security, support and maintenance to bring the total to $399.

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