Untangle Addresses Need for Threat Prevention at Network Edge

Untangle® Inc., a leader in comprehensive network security for small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) and distributed enterprises, announced the latest version of its Untangle SD-WAN Router. Version 3.1 introduces network security capabilities with threat prevention at the network edge.

Untangle customers now can protect their networks with threat prevention that assesses the reputation of any network connection into or out of the network and blocks any network traffic that is associated with a bad reputation.

SMBs continuously are asked to do more with less in terms of securing their businesses. From limited budgets to smaller security resources, 38 percent of SMBs are allocating $1,000 or less to their IT security budget, in comparison to 29 percent in 2019 and 27 percent in 2018. Untangle SD-WAN Router 3.1 offers customers affordable, advanced security features combined with simple set up.

Highlights of SD-WAN Router 3.1 include:

  • Low-cost entry package that provides network connectivity across a globally dispersed network, and increases business application performance with Untangle’s WAN optimization techniques.
  • New security package that prevents malware, viruses, and other malicious traffic with minimal visibility into network traffic. Threat Prevention will assess and block dangerous types of network traffic even when the traffic is encrypted. Other types of protective features often require SSL inspection which adds undesired CPU overheads.
  • Businesses can choose flexible deployment options when setting up branch offices: security can be either assessed at headquarters with branch offices connected to the corporate network, or access advanced security to deliver assessments right at the network edge.

“Our customers requested to have security features built into their edge devices based on their specific networking needs. We listened and continue to improve our products to meet their changing needs,” said Heather Paunet, SVP of Product and Marketing. “With the addition of Threat Prevention to SD-WAN Router 3.1, Untangle’s Network Security Framework – which consists of Untangle’s NG Firewall, SD-WAN Router and cloud-based management tool, Command Center – now offers flexible networking and security options for geographically dispersed organizations.”

In spring 2021, Untangle partnered with key companies to deliver its SMB security solutions to untapped markets, expanding its global reach: the Pulsia Technology partnership allowed for distribution in Spain, Mexico and France, while the Brainworks Computer Technologies GmbH partnership allowed for similar distribution in German-speaking countries.

Untangle also celebrated the launch of the company’s first mobile app, Untangle Go. Available on iOS and Android, Untangle GO empowers IT administrators to access critical information regarding their security appliances and network status, all from the touch of a button.

The company’s Untangle SD-WAN Router e6wl was certified with several leading U.S. telcos including AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. The certification puts Untangle SD-WAN Router in an elite class of certified devices that meet each telco’s stringent criteria for accessing their respective LTE networks and allows customers to use each telco’s high-speed LTE network as a primary or secondary form of Internet connectivity to ensure continuous business operation.