SC Labs took another look at several Unified Threat Management (UTM) products this month and we were impressed with the continued trajectory of innovation. The combination of UTM and NGFW (Next-Generation Firewall) capabilities has solidified the unification of these previously disparate systems into a singular powerhouse tool.

Analysts and administrators may now enjoy the centralized management of firewall capabilities alongside advanced threat protection and anti-malware measures and automated threat response, in a single threat management device. These advancements continue pushing these platforms even closer toward becoming “next-generation” SIEMs.

UTMs are must-have investments. They aggregate an array of threat intelligence and network/device information then display it in a single pane of glass, maximizing the value of existing security investments, overall network and environment visibility and productivity and efficiency of security teams. Extensive and sophisticated reporting operations drive insights even further with concise summaries and information breakdowns capable of adding value for technical personnel, executives and everyone in between. For security teams struggling to cope with alert fatigue and managing an unmanageable number of different security investments, one of these tools may fit the bill.

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