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Sep 26 2011   1:18PM GMT

Netgear ProSecure UTM9S Merges VDSL and Wi-Fi with Security



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Small businesses don’t have full IT departments and network infrastructures like larger companies, but they still have the same needs when it comes to connecting to network resources and making sure data and network assets are protected from threats.

Netgear has announced a new appliance-the ProSecure UTM9S–which combines a VDSL modem, wireless-N access point, and unified threat management gateway into one, cost-effective appliance that is relatively simple to manage and maintain.

Here is the full press release from Netgear:

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today introduced the NETGEAR ProSecure® UTM9S – the industry’s first Unified Threat Management (UTM) gateway with both VDSL and WiFi capability. Additionally, the UTM9S integrates with NETGEAR ReadyNAS® network-attached storage systems, providing virtually unlimited activity log and quarantine capacity for forensic, regulatory and legal requirements.

The UTM9S is the latest addition to NETGEAR’s ProSecure unified threat management product line, and delivers comprehensive Internet security without traditional vendor complexity and cost. The ProSecure UTM9S is the first UTM firewall on the market to provide high-speed Internet access through an on-board VDSL modem (VDSL is the latest standard for high-speed DSL and is backward-compatible with today’s ADSL networks). At the same time, the UTM9S offers a wireless-N access point module and is a best-of-breed UTM firewall gateway. Small businesses and branch offices may now access modern high-speed Internet connections, provide a wireless network and protect against Internet threats – all from one simple device.

Security devices traditionally include a very small amount of storage for log and threat quarantine data. The ProSecure UTM9S can be set to automatically send activity logs and complete quarantined threats to NETGEAR ReadyNAS storage systems, ensuring nearly limitless storage capacity for forensic analysis.

“Advanced targeted threats are going after customer information at businesses large and small,” said John Pescatore, Vice President for network security at Gartner Inc. “Just spending more to throw more security products at this problem is rarely the best solution. Businesses need to choose network security platforms that are effective against advanced attacks while offering price points and management capabilities that match constrained procurement and staffing budgets.”

Mike Chandler, the CEO of ASICSoft, an integrated circuit engineering services firm in San Jose, California, said: “The UTM9S does a fantastic job securing us from social media malware and scareware phishing scams, while keeping our workforce focused and productive. And the fact that the UTM9S archives quarantined threats and traffic logs in a virtually limitless manner on an external NAS is something we prize for legal reasons. NETGEAR has packaged all this functionality, along with wireless and broadband capability, into a condensed form factor with one GUI to manage – the essence of simplicity.”

“The ProSecure UTM9S brings our commitment to ‘smart IT, not big IT’ to the next level,” said Jason Leung, Senior Product Marketing Manager at NETGEAR. “NETGEAR uniquely leverages ReadyNAS storage systems to provide simple, seamless archival for quarantined email threats and log information. This cross-product technology integration is an example of NETGEAR delivering smart IT solutions – not just products – to our customers.”

Pricing and Availability

The NETGEAR ProSecure UTM9S is available now worldwide with prices starting at $535 in the United States, including one year of web and email protection subscription services, 24/7 technical support and a lifetime warranty.

More information

The NETGEAR ProSecure UTM series uses patented Stream Scanning Technology, which analyzes data streams as they enter the network against a full malware signature library – offering maximum protection with minimum latency.  NETGEAR ProSecure UTM appliances have won top ratings in reviews from SC Magazine, PC Pro and IT Pro, and significantly outperformed UTMs from Fortinet, SonicWALL, Cisco, WatchGuard and ZyXEL in third-party testing. To learn more about the ProSecure UTM9S, please visit: http://netgear.com/business/products/security/UTM-series/default.aspx.

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of Big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail proven, whole home solutions for their customers. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 28,000 retail locations around the globe, and through more than 37,000 value-added resellers. The company’s headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at http://www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at http://twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.

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