Network security has traditionally been a number one priority for enterprises. As the reliance on the Internet has increased, enterprises have invested in traditional network security solutions which aim to protect trusted internal networks from external actors. For this purpose, enterprises have invested in solutions like a firewall that stands at the perimeter of a company’s network and monitors and controls incoming and outgoing security traffic. Similarly, organizations have also invested in Unified Threat Management (UTM) solutions which combine and integrate multiple security devices for protection.
Enterprises can consider Seqrite’s Unified Threat Management (UTM) which combines multi-layered cybersecurity strategies for businesses, thereby safeguarding the entire IT framework while rendering it productive, secure and stable. Seqrite is one reliable security service provider that offers UTM as a gateway security solution. Seqrite’s UTM offers a host of features for enterprises in areas of networking, administration, content filtering, VPN, monitoring and reporting, mail protection, firewall, security services and user authentication.
Unified Threat Management is a holistic service that comes forth with the features like content filtering, VPN, firewall and anti-virus protection clubbed under a single dashboard. Some of the key features of UTM which can serve as the first line of defense for your enterprise are:
- Gateway Antivirus
The Gateway Antivirus feature scans all incoming and outgoing network traffic at the gateway level. This helps to augment existing virus solutions by reducing the window of vulnerability (WoV) as threats are detected and dealt with right at the network level, hence preventing their entry into the rest of the enterprise.
Through the Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) feature, network traffic is scanned in real-time. This helps prevent a broad range of Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks even before they can penetrate the network. IPS can also configure rules, policies and required actions upon capturing these alarms.
- Firewall Protection
With the best-in-class firewall protection, network administrators can permit or block access for traffic between internal and external networks based on enterprise compliance policies.
- URL Filtering
When it comes to selecting a functional UTM solution, spam blocking and URL filtering need to be prioritized. These components are the building blocks of an enterprise-level network security solution and a key feature within reliable UTM products. URL filtering helps block risky websites and when paired with spam filtering, can also block the entry of spam mails and certain forms of phishing attacks. Seqrite UTM’s URL Filtering feature allows blocking of non-business related web traffic including streaming media sites, downloads, instant messaging etc. in order to reduce unnecessary load on enterprise bandwidth.
- Gateway Mail Protection
Thanks to the Gateway Mail Protection features, enterprises can be sure that they are protected from malicious emails and Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks. This feature scans incoming/outgoing emails or attachments at the gateway level to block spam and phishing emails before they enter the network.
- Load Balancing
This feature allows the distribution of bandwidth across multiple ISPs within the enterprise network and enables these ISPs to operate over the same gateway channels. Multiple ISPs can be used by Seqrite UTM through this feature. Traffic is balanced across multiple ISP lines based on weightage and priority.
The above pointers make it quite clear why Seqrite Unified Threat Management (UTM) has the power and tools required for enterprises to make it their first line of defense against cyber attacks.