2013 Unified threat manager tools

Check Point Threat Prevention Appliance

Check Point Threat Prevention Appliance

Strengths: Comprehensive functionality that is easy to manage. Weaknesses: None that we found.
Cyberoam Technologies CR2500iNG

Cyberoam Technologies CR2500iNG

Strengths: Identity-based security controls. Weaknesses: None that we found.
Dell SonicWALL NSA E8510

Dell SonicWALL NSA E8510

Strengths: High-powered security device with many robust features. Weaknesses: Expensive.
eSoft InstaGate 604

eSoft InstaGate 604

Strengths: Feature rich with a low cost. Weaknesses: None that we found.
Fortinet FortiGate-60C POE

Fortinet FortiGate-60C POE

Strengths: Many easy-to-manage network security features in a box with power over Ethernet ports. Weaknesses: None that we found.
gateprotect GPZ5000

gateprotect GPZ5000

Strengths: eGUI interface makes policy creation easy and granular. Weaknesses: Can be too expensive for many environments.
Kerio Technologies Kerio Control v7.4

Kerio Technologies Kerio Control v7.4

Strengths: Simple setup, documentation geared for novice administrators. Weaknesses: VPN implementation is currently proprietary, light on reporting.
NETGEAR ProSecure UTM25S

NETGEAR ProSecure UTM25S

Strengths: Low cost, included support, good feature set. Weaknesses: Ugly, clunky interface.
Panda Security GateDefender Integra eSeries eSB

Panda Security GateDefender Integra eSeries eSB

Strengths: Well-done interface and low cost. Weaknesses: Mostly comprised of freely available software, poor documentation requires some familiarity with UTMs.
Sophos UTM 220

Sophos UTM 220

Strengths: Comprehensive feature set, integrates perimeter and endpoint security into one product. Weaknesses: None that we could find.
VASCO Data Security aXsGUARD Gatekeeper

VASCO Data Security aXsGUARD Gatekeeper

Strengths: Inexpensive, good documentation. Weaknesses: Very basic user interface; careful documentation review is a must; per user licensing fee for content filter; and relies on open source components.
WatchGuard XTM 830

WatchGuard XTM 830

Strengths: Outstanding feature set, powerful hardware, flexible device management options. Weaknesses: Expensive, requires client-server application to use some advanced features.
Wedge Networks 1005G AntiMalware Gateway

Wedge Networks 1005G AntiMalware Gateway

Strengths: Flexible deployment options, high data throughput. Weaknesses: Partially functioning features, some documentation lapses.

After dissecting some of the top Unified Threat Management (UTM) tools out in the market, the SC Lab team reported the "strengths" and "weaknesses."

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