The ProSecure UTM50 is an extension of the award-winning ProSecure UTM10 and UTM25 Unified Threat Management series. In addition to the benefits of these appliances, the ProSecure UTM50 integrates with Microsoft Active Directory enabled environments for single-sign-on security policies - an almost universal requirement for larger businesses around the world.
"The integration of the UTM50's security policies with Microsoft Active Directory made the solution a great fit for our business," said Frank Burnham, O'Donnell, Ficenec, Wills & Ferdig, LLP, a professional services firm that specializes in Accounting, Tax, and Audit. "Given the dynamic threat environment facing organizations today, we found the ProSecure UTM50 to be the most effective device in offering us a full featured, centralized, and flexible security component essential for network operations. We were able to achieve increasing employee productivity on the Internet through the URL filtering features and reduce our threat exposure substantially."
"Businesses need a UTM that performs without having to make concessions on security checking or consuming administration time. We find that many vendors' solutions are too big, over-featured and complex for their customers' own good," said Eric Ogren, principal analyst at the Ogren Group. "With the addition of the UTM50 to their ProSecure line, NETGEAR addresses what businesses up to 100 users need to safely use public networks with security tasks performed at optimum efficiency."
In recent testing during August 2010, The Tolly Group in partnership with AVTest GmBH evaluated the ability of the UTM50 to stop malware threats entering over web traffic via the HTTP protocol. The test found NETGEAR ProSecure to be particularly effective at stopping zoo malware, threats that appliance manufacturers often choose not to concentrate on for reasons of cost and complexity. NETGEAR ProSecure UTM50 dominated the test at 92.29 percent efficacy, followed by SonicWall with 50.19 percent and Fortinet with 39.43 percent. Other test case scenarios are ongoing and a complete report on the findings will be available in September 2010.