Unified Threat Management
Unified threat management appliances or next-generation firewalls typically provide firewall, antivirus, content filtering, spam filtering and application control. The simplified appliances appeal to small and midsize businesses seeking multiple security capabilities in one box. Like any technology, unified threat management is no panacea. It should be combined with other security controls, enforceable policies and proactive log management to detect and contain suspicious threats before they become a serious problem.