Unified Threat Management (UTM) Features

Read what people say are the most valuable features of the solutions they use.
Ersin Bostancı says in a Sophos Cyberoam UTM review
Director Of Information Technology at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The performance and security are the best features. The security options are great. We never had an attack, which is pretty good. We use it from a standard location, and they are connected to each other. View full review »
MXfirew677 says in a Meraki MX review
CEO at ITSG SA
One of the things I found very important for us is for our sites to have a new device. Another was to be able to have two solutions with the ease of firewalls to control everything. We use Meraki MX firewalls remote for small to bigger sites. One also was to have integration with have physical DC. We work also with domain control (DC) from Microsoft or Amazon. We use a whole virtual appliance with Meraki. One aspect of the problem is that we need to have the ability to do connections that are fully integrated, i.e. between one solution at home and at the data center. The short box epicenter is from Microsoft Azure in the future. View full review »
Luis Mendes says in a Meraki MX review
Network Security Engineer at Techbase
The feature I find most valuable is the auto VPN. That is because it is really easy to configure and it's really reliable. The way we do traffic shaping and the way we block trafficking, it's very easy to configure. It is also easy for clients to maintain even without IT employees. View full review »
Jeff Nduva Nduva says in an Untangle NG Firewall review
Technical Operations Manager at COSEKE
The features I have found the most useful are the web filter, the captive portal, the SSL inspector, and the ad-blocker. They're awesome. View full review »
reviewer690582 says in a WatchGuard Firebox review
COO/CTO at a pharma/biotech company with 11-50 employees
Default set-ups found on the WatchGuard site and via YouTube are very helpful - the screen for set-up and adding additional features are lists with checkboxes. Understand what you click before you do so. View full review »
Sameer Mogale says in an Untangle NG Firewall review
Owner (Senior Systems Engineer) at 3Kay Solutions
I think this is a great product, it's easy to set up if you need to do group policies on it and it's easy to integrate with active directory and a simple interface. From a small business perspective, it's a very good product because you don't really have to be that technical in order to use it. It works 100% of the time and never crashes or fails. View full review »
Viswanathan Selvakumar says in a Juniper SRX review
Team Manager - Networks at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable features are routing and policy security. The EEE security controls allow us to make policy restrictions, so I can customize port numbers to allow or limit control. The Juniper SRX protects against DDoS attacks. View full review »
Bhushan Tusuju says in a Sophos Cyberoam UTM review
IT Officer at Hospital
The most valuable feature is the IPSec forwarding. View full review »
Mohd Adam Haikal Adbullah says in a Sophos Cyberoam UTM review
Senior Security Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I'm more inclined towards the conventional firewall. So for me, I'm more geared towards the standard firewall type functionalities as well as the web application firewall because that seems to work fine. View full review »
reviewer1333353 says in a WatchGuard Firebox review
Principal at a consumer goods company with 1-10 employees
* It has a good signal. * We haven't had any security issues. * The usability has been good. We haven't had any problems with it. * The performance has been good. We haven't had any issues with the performance. View full review »
Jason Markle says in a WatchGuard Firebox review
IT Director at a healthcare company with 1-10 employees
The policy monitoring and allowing different traffic flows are the most useful features for us; regulating which traffic comes in and out. In terms of the throughput and performance, we don't have a problem or any bottleneck there. We downgraded the size of our appliance because we're a small facility, and what we had before was actually too big. The one we are now going with seems to be doing a great job. The management feature is pretty nice. View full review »
Greg Selby says in a WatchGuard Firebox review
Network Engineer at Vanderburgh Police Department
All of its features are valuable, although we don't use the antivirus. We do use the web filter. It's also the ease of configuration that I like. In terms of usability, it just works. And the throughput is 100 Mbps. It's fine. View full review »
Reviewer93465 says in a WatchGuard Firebox review
System Analyst at a transportation company
* The set up of the VPN is pretty straightforward. Being able to build VPNs on the fly for certain users, if need be, is also valuable. * The traffic monitoring is very nice. * I also like the ease of blocking certain websites from getting in or users from getting to stuff they don't need to be at. We're satisfied with the performance, as well as its reporting and management features. View full review »
Kelly Carlisle says in a WatchGuard Firebox review
Manager IT at a hospitality company with 501-1,000 employees
* One of the most valuable features is the Gateway AntiVirus. We scan all traffic as it's coming through. * We also use spamBlocker to scrub spam. * We use content filtering, which is critical in any corporate environment to make sure that people don't surf things they're not supposed to. * WatchGuard has a very easy VPN and branch office VPN setup, so we use those pretty extensively too. It's very easy to use. And our internet bandwidth does not exceed its throughput, so it is probably still a little overbuilt. It's definitely not a bottleneck. There is no problem with throughput. In terms of performance, WatchGuard has always worked well for us. We've gone through about six different models in the last nine years, not all at our primary site. We had a couple of satellite offices that were using smaller models. They have all worked very well. There was only one time that we had a performance issue and it turned out that it was due to a hardware replacement being required, and that was handled expeditiously. Regarding the reporting, I was in the Dimension server earlier today. It's very powerful. I like it. And the management features are easy to use. I like the fact that I can open up the System Manager client or I can just do it through the web if I'm making a quick change. View full review »
Tyson Swank says in a WatchGuard Firebox review
Computer Programmer at Crestwood Inc
We are able to segment our FTP website off on the optional, setting up the rules specifically. There are certain outside IPS coming into our computers where we have different machines out there setup where technicians can remote in, etc. Being able to set those up to specific IPS, not just allowing full access, is probably our main use for setup. The usability is good. I like it. I don't have any issues. Most everything that we have tried to set up for what we use it for is pretty straightforward and easy to use. View full review »
reviewer900294 says in a Juniper vSRX review
Network Security Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The flexibility of the commit check and the commit confirmed commands is very good. The design of the forwarding plane and the control plane in the operating system is very important in performing when we have a large amount of traffic. The architecture of the OS in Juniper is very good. It's flexibility, scalability, and the technicality are also good. View full review »
reviewer1230873 says in a WatchGuard Firebox review
Network Administrator at a retailer
It's hard to pick one feature over another. But if I had to pick one, the UTM would be the most valuable because of the notification. I get notified via email if there is any type of threat detection or alert, telling me something is wrong. For me personally, because I'm Cisco-Certified, it was very easy to take this over. I think it's a lot easier to work with because it's a GUI and not a CLI. I cannot speak for other users or other administrators, but it's pretty simple. Based on our needs, the throughput is pretty solid. We haven't had any issues as far as the throughput is concerned. This particular box maxes out at 2 GBs and we only have 1 GB so we haven't had any latency. I manage it using the System Manager, based on the firewall access control that I have. I've been able to manage it and use it without any problems. View full review »
reviewer1229901 says in a WatchGuard Firebox review
VP IT at a real estate/law firm with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is the ease of use of the interface. The usability is good. It's a firewall, it does its job and it does it well. The throughput also seems to be good. I don't have any issues with throughput. The management features are good. View full review »
AllenHillstrom says in a WatchGuard Firebox review
IT Manager at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Once it's set up, we don't have to touch it that much. We enjoy its usability very much. It's very easy to use, especially compared to similar products. A lot more users use the WatchGuard appliance now than use the SonicWall appliance because of the ease of usability. As long as you're using the correct model, since different models have different numbers of allowed tunnels, the throughput is enough. In terms of management features, we have a Dimension Server set up. It's nice to be able to see where people have gone to and when they have gone there. Overall, the solution makes it easier to manage on my side. Setting up new policies, new devices, and setting up tunnels to the current devices, is easier. The firewall secures the external perimeter. View full review »
Christian Watt says in a WatchGuard Firebox review
Engineer/Technician/Owner at Paramount technologies
The most valuable features of this solution are live logging, rule setup and maintenance, and VPN creation. View full review »
Gerald Lang says in a Sophos UTM review
IT Architect at ISCL IT Security Consulting G. Lang
We find all of the features valuable because together they fit the needs of our customers. View full review »
Janusz Białowąs says in a Stormshield Network Security review
Network and Server Engineer at AMiFN
The performance of this solution is good. This solution is quick and easy to configure. The Web GUI is easy to use. It is clear and I have had no problems with it. Stormshield is easy for administrators to use. View full review »
reviewer1169598 says in a Stormshield Network Security review
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The most valuable features of this solution are the URL filtering database. It is great and contains all internet categories. The interface has great scalability. I can turn them into what I want including hybrid, bridge, or into a router mode. The security has no back doors. It's more secure than other solutions and the hardware performance is also better than others. View full review »
HalChernoff says in a WatchGuard Firebox review
Enterprise Architect at a health, wellness and fitness company with 10,001+ employees
* Intrusion Prevention is my primary focus so that's what I find most useful. The why is straightforward: It's to prevent intrusion. * The usability is pretty good. * The throughput of the solution is also pretty good. I think there is some throttling that occurs. * It provides me the layered security I need. View full review »
AdnanAlgazaly says in a Stormshield Network Security review
IT Manager at BADEA
The features I find most valuable is the backup inspection, the filtering, and the load balancing. I am also impressed by the antivirus feature that gives us two controls over the viruses - one is from the parameter and one on the endpoint. View full review »