All-in-One Network Security Appliances: Common Myths and Misperceptions
Source: Network Box
Optimum security is a trade-off against the needs of the business. These trade-offs are not related to the solution's architecture but to the function itself. In a UTM scenario, don't have the complexity of getting different devices from different manufacturers talking to each other. Examples from Network Box include URL content-filtering inside emails, using IDP to provide directory-harvest protection for mail scanning services, web-proxy caching linked to antivirus (to avoid virus-scanning cached content), and many others. This white paper will attempt to provide an appropriate picture of how a UTM truly fares in any network, showing the benefits an organization can derive from adopting such a device.