A Manager's Guide to Unified Threat Management and Next-Gen Firewalls

Key factors to justify and evaluate UTM and NGFW systems

Unified threat management (UTM) systems are among the most widely used tools in the information security arsenal. The concept of unified threat management is very appealing: multiple critical security technologies, integrated on a single platform, provided by a single vendor. But the process of evaluating UTM options is not simple.

This guide is intended to help executives and managers evaluate UTM systems by answering the following questions:

  • Why invest in unified threat management?
  • What is the difference between UTM and next-generation firewall (NGFW)?
  • Which security technologies should be included?
  • What is important about ease of management?
  • How can UTM systems protect employees at remote offices?
  • What flexibility and future-proofing should you consider?
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