Netgear has launched its ProSecure UTM150 for small and midsized businesses (SMBs). As reported on Information Week, the appliance is tooled for corporate networks with around 150 users, though the fact that Netgear doesn’t sell individual licenses means it might as well suit a 50-person business with heavy network traffic — or a 250-employee firm with lighter demands.
“The UTM150 represents another move-up market for Netgear’s ProSecure line of unified threat management (UTM) appliances, which now has five models ranging from five to 150 suggested users. Among the feature upgrades, the UTM150 includes four gigabit WAN ports, an increase from two on the UTM50 device. Netgear benchmarks performance in three categories, with up to 130-Mbps antivirus throughput, 900-Mbps firewall throughput, and 400-Mbps VPN throughput. That’s roughly three times faster than the UTM50 model, according to Airs. The street price of the UTM150 is $1,799, with one year of Web and email protection, 24/7 support, and lifetime warranty.”