Netgear releases first VDSL UTM firewall

NETGEAR introduced the ProSecure UTM9S – the first Unified Threat Management (UTM) gateway with both VDSL and WiFi capability. Additionally, the UTM9S integrates with NETGEAR ReadyNAS network-attached storage systems, providing virtually unlimited activity log and quarantine capacity for forensic, regulatory and legal requirements.

The UTM9S is the latest addition to NETGEAR’s ProSecure unified threat management product line, and delivers comprehensive Internet security without traditional vendor complexity and cost.

The ProSecure UTM9S is the first UTM firewall on the market to provide high-speed Internet access through an on-board VDSL modem (VDSL is the latest standard for high-speed DSL and is backward-compatible with today’s ADSL networks).

At the same time, the UTM9S offers a wireless-N access point module and is a best-of-breed UTM firewall gateway. Small businesses and branch offices may now access modern high-speed Internet connections, provide a wireless network and protect against Internet threats – all from one simple device.

Security devices traditionally include a very small amount of storage for log and threat quarantine data. The ProSecure UTM9S can be set to automatically send activity logs and complete quarantined threats to NETGEAR ReadyNAS storage systems, ensuring nearly limitless storage capacity for forensic analysis.

The NETGEAR ProSecure UTM9S is available now worldwide with prices starting at $535 in the United States, including one year of web and email protection subscription services, 24/7 technical support and a lifetime warranty.

Mike Chandler, the CEO of ASICSoft, an integrated circuit engineering services firm in San Jose, California, said: “The UTM9S does a fantastic job securing us from social media malware and scareware phishing scams, while keeping our workforce focused and productive. And the fact that the UTM9S archives quarantined threats and traffic logs in a virtually limitless manner on an external NAS is something we prize for legal reasons. NETGEAR has packaged all this functionality, along with wireless and broadband capability, into a condensed form factor with one GUI to manage – the essence of simplicity.”

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