Well, if you are a large business with hundreds of specialists working in your IT department, you can probably afford to have tens of powerful security devices, each dedicated to a function. You have the human resources and the necessary budget to purchase and implement those security products in your infrastructures. But how to stay secured if you are a small or medium business with limited resources?
The answer is: implement a UTM! UTM stands for Unified Threat Management. It's a physical or virtual machine integrating all those necessary technologies in a single box to implement at the gateway. But what about its cost? Well, when you acquire A UTM you should consider not only its cost of purchase but also its cost of implementation, maintenance and support. This is called the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership). This means that when a UTM is distributed for free it’s not going to be totally free at the end. Most of the time, those free UTM are very complex, poorly designed and very difficult to configure even of specialists. Your IT staff will have to spend hours and hours to deal with their configurations and maintenances. That's why you need to select a UTM that is functional enough to allow your IT staff to handle it with minimum effort.
We develop CacheGuard to address SME requirements to protect their business without breaking the bank!