Applications-based threats have become an increasing source of attack on all firms, but especially smaller organisations, and to combat these eSoft, a provider of integrated Internet security and content management solutions, has launched a Firewall/UTM appliance costing just over £500.
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Designed for networks of up to 25 users, the new InstaGate 404e is designed to protect organisations from Internet-borne malware, in addition to providing anti-spam, email filtering, web site filtering, IM and peer-to-peer (P2P) application control and secure IPSec VPN connectivity to remote sites and mobile workers.
Unlike most Firewall/UTM appliances on the market, the InstaGate 404e is designed to protect organisations from the latest threats brought on by Web 2.0,
According to Scott Lukes, eSoft’s vice president of marketing and product management, traditional Firewall/UTM devices tend to be packet-based, which means they do not have the capability to incorporate mail transfer agents (MTAs) into their devices, nor can they fully proxy for mail protocols like SMTP/POP3 or web protocols such as HTTP/HTTPS. He added, “As a result, these devices are not able to offer full services such as anti-spam or web content filtering. Instead, they tend to ‘front-end’ for external cloud-based services, which can add latency and open up additional security holes in the network.”
InstaGate 404e Internet Security Gateway is available immediately and pricing starts at £518.