Unified Gateway Security for the SMB - Without Compromises Viruses and malware hosted on Web pages, email phishing attacks, spam, virus infested emails, and other threats are now all part of a regular repertoire of sophisticated blended attacks that bypass traditional firewalls with ease. Small businesses have been the ones most seriously affected as small businesses, unlike their enterprise counterparts, often lack the time and resources to fully harden and secure their networks from these threats.
Moreover, such threats have signaled a change in the threat landscape: previously, threats to small businesses could largely be considered "push" type threats wherein hackers specifically targeted small businesses - a relatively rare occurrence given the prevalence of larger and richer targets in the medium and large business space. However, the advent of Web 2.0 technologies and cloud computing has largely shifted the threat landscape to one characterized largely by "pull" attacks wherein end users use Web 2.0 and cloud computing technologies to "pull" threats into the organization.
Because comprehensive network security solutions require an abundance of processing power to examine network traffic in real time, existing SMB all-in-one security solutions often use rudimentary security technologies that trade comprehensiveness for speed. True security must satisfy the requirements in both speed and coverage.
All-in-one Network Security Without Compromise NETGEAR ProSecure Unified Threat Management (UTM) Appliances combine performance with comprehensive security coverage. Patent-pending Stream Scanning Technology enables the use of an extensive virus and malware database while maintaining a high level of throughput and minimizing scanning induced latency. The flexible modular software design architecture leverages patent-pending Stream Scanning technology to scan files and data streams up to 5x faster than conventional methods. This architecture in turn enables ProSecure UTM to utilize virus and malware threat databases from NETGEAR and Sophos™ that are hundreds of thousands of signatures in size - up to 200x more comprehensive than legacy small business UTM platforms. This architecture, combined with best-of-breed hybrid in-the-cloud Web filter and anti-spam technologies and with proven NETGEAR firewall and VPN functionality, form the ideal SMB gateway security solution.
Revolutionary Stream Scanning Platform Given the high performance requirements of scanning latency sensitive Web traffic, incorporating enterprise-grade security software technologies onto traditional SMB all-in-one platforms has been a very difficult task. That is why the NETGEAR ProSecure UTM features patent-pending Stream Scanning Technology which analyses data streams as they enter the network. The NETGEAR Stream Scanning approach is many times faster than that of more traditional batch-based scanning methods where the entire file is buffered before it is scanned. Because of its nature, traditional batch-based scanning methods introduce latency to network traffic. While latency is more tolerable for email traffic, for large amounts of HTTP Web traffic, such latency often slows Web browsing to a crawl. All-in-one solutions in the past have tried to overcome the latency issue by minimizing the malware signature set, scanning only a handful of file types, or by avoiding Web traffic scanning altogether. This approach exposes an entire vector of the network to malware-based attacks.
Simple Setup, Ease of Management The NETGEAR 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 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 NETGEAR ProSecure UTM offers Web and email protection subscriptions with no "per-user" licensing.