An In-depth Look at UTM and XTM

SMEs still embrace Unified Threat Management (UTM) and Extensible Threat Management (XTM).

 By Enterprise Networking Planet Staff | Posted Sep 28, 2011
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Unified Threat Management (UTM) and its evolutionary counterpart Extensible Threat Management (XTM) have long been regarded as one stop solutions for network security. This MicroScope.co.uk article takes an in-depth look at the strengths of UTM technology and the evolution in to Extensible Threat Management.


"As predicted the solution has evolved further in to Extensible Threat Management (XTM). These solutions have all the features of UTM but are geared towards higher throughput and more detailed management, with the addition of Network administration and monitoring tools.

"They also offer the option of clustering devices so that a single point of failure in the network is overcome.

"As single unit the UTM solution has a traditional market in the SME arena, due to relative ease of installation, without the need for integration of separate components for the different features. Though with the advent of the XTM extensions the market is widening in 2011 into larger organizations. With increased threat from data loss and the associated difficulties many firms have been forced to re-evaluate their requirements. The costs of the wider capabilities of XTM however can make it prohibitive for smaller firms while increasing the attraction with larger firms wishing to bundle costs."

Read the Full Story at MicroScope.co.uk

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