Sneak Peak: Unified Threat Management
Here at ITC we are always looking at new technology so that we can help you get the most out of your IT.
At the moment we are focusing on Unified Threat Management.
So what is Unified Threat Management (UTM)?
Unified Threat Management is the implementation of an all-inclusive security that is able to perform multiple security functions within one single system: network firewalling, network intrusion prevention and gateway antivirus, gateway anti-spam, VPN, content filtering, load balancing, data loss prevention and on-appliance reporting.
Why is Unified Threat Management important?
Our current focus is UTM because we want to be able to provide you and your business with a comprehensive solution to protect your network.
The advantages of unified security lie in the fact that rather than administering multiple systems that individually handle antivirus, content control, web filtering, intrusion prevention and spam filtering functions it is all provided in one.
Why do I need UTM?
Apart from the above reasons, UTM will work to resolve annoying things such as email spam, phishing and popups, etc. as these things are designed to take advantage of you and an insecure network and UTM is designed to provide you with the utmost protection.
Is my ITC Support Agent and Managed AntiVirus software not good enough?
We are confident in our Support Agent and Managed AntiVirus however, antivirus should be considered the bare minimum in protection. AntiVirus protection is crucial for any system which is on the network but there is more that you can do to protect your network than just having AntiVirus on all systems.
We have been moving towards providing a UTM solution to our customers for a while now and part of the reason that we don’t provide our AntiVirus solution on its own but we also supply the Support Agent with it is for the development of our UTM. The AntiVirus we chose is the best on the market in our opinion and the Support Agent adds another facet as it allows us to monitor for system compromising issues such as hard drive faults and memory issues.