9 Unified Threat Management Security Appliances To Watch In 2013


Check Point UTM

Coming in second place in terms of market share in Frost & Sullivan's report, Check Point Software Technologies appliances range from 2 Gbps to 6 Gbps of IPS throughput, designed to be deployed in environments ranging from remote offices to large enterprises.

Check Point sells the appliances as software blades that it says can be used as building blocks as needs evolve to extend security as the network changes. The company sells blades in three areas: Security Gateway, Security Management, and Endpoint Software. Each blade provides a range of security technology from IPS to DLP, Web filtering and antivirus. New blades can be added by enabling their functionality in software; no additional hardware, firmware or drivers are necessary, according to the company.