VENDOR: Wedge Networks
WHAT: The 1005G encompasses anti-virus, anti-spam and content filter services.
PRICE: $5,080, plus $1,270/year for basic support.
VENDOR: WatchGuard Technologies
WHAT: XTM 830, somewhat pricey, provides an excellent enterprise-grade perimeter defense against viruses, spam and other unwelcome traffic – and includes a number of other features all in one easy-to-administer device.
PRICE: $17,740, includes one year of support
VENDOR: Vasco Data Security
WHAT: Administrators of smaller environments on a fixed budget could do very well by the aXsGUARD Gatekeeper by VASCO Data Security.
VENDOR: Sophos, Inc.
WHAT: Perhaps best known for its anti-virus products, Sophos has produced a stellar UTM product with the UTM 220.
PRICE: $3,135 (includes one year of support)
VENDOR: Panda Security
WHAT: Panda Security’s GateDefender Integra eSeries eSB is both easy to set up and offers a rich feature set with a great deal of flexibility.
PRICE: $1,505/year (50 users)
WHAT: NETGEAR offers its ProSecure UTM25S at a price point that should be attractive to small businesses.
PRICE: $695 (includes hardware, plus one year subscription bundle)
VENDOR: Kerio Technologies
WHAT: Great for small businesses or novice administrators, administrators with more complex environments may want to wait for v8.0.
PRICE: $265 for software appliance, plus five users, $26 per additional users.
WHAT: The gateprotect GPZ5000 is the ultimate multifunction security gateway appliance.
WHAT: The FortiGate-60C POE offers a combination of the functionality of a security appliance with the capabilities of a power over Ethernet switch.
VENDOR: eSoft Inc.
WHAT: The InstaGate 604 from eSoft is an appliance we have seen come back year after year with an array of great features and functionality at a reasonable cost.