How to Buy a Unified Threat Management Appliance

by Paul Rubens

This handy guide covers everything you need to know to protect your small business from a range of security threats.

Looking for a simpler, more affordable way to protect your small business from a plethora of security threats? Oh, and one that won't require a degree in computer science to set up and maintain, either. If so, then take a read through this buyer's guide of all-in-one Unified Threat Management appliances.

Unified Threat Management (UTM) products offer a compelling value proposition for smaller organizations: A single, low cost, and easy-to-manage appliance that can replace multiple security software products running on separate servers.

Given that many small-to-midsize businesses have limited IT staff and modest financial resources to devote to security, it's not surprising that the market for UTM appliances is growing strongly. According to Gartner, sales are now over $1.3 billion annually and projected to grow at a compound rate of about 15 percent for the next five years.

Read the complete article: Buyer's Guide to Unified Threat Management Appliances

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This article was originally published on Friday Jun 1st 2012
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