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SAN JOSE, Calif. – Sep. 13, 2016 – Untangle® Inc., a leader in comprehensive network security for small-to-medium business, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has added Untangle to its 2016 Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management*. Gartner defines the unified threat management (UTM) market as multifunction network security products used by small or midsize businesses (SMBs). The full report is available at no charge from the Untangle website.
The report evaluated 15 security vendors on a range of criteria, placing Untangle in the Niche Players quadrant. “This is the first time Untangle has been evaluated by Gartner, and we are pleased to be included in this year’s Magic Quadrant,” said Scott Devens, Untangle’s chief executive officer. “We believe our inclusion is a testament to Untangle’s product fit for small-to-medium business and is supported by the Company’s rapid growth in three strategic markets: state and local government, education, and nonprofit organizations. Untangle NG Firewall is a strong technology solution for the needs of these specific markets, where total cost of ownership and ease of use are top of mind for the IT executive. We make it easy for IT professionals to demo our offering by providing the means to download NG Firewall as a software appliance with a comprehensive 14-day trial of all paid features, resulting in 40,000 deployments worldwide.”
According to Gartner, “…less than 10% of SMB organizations decrypt HTTPS on their UTM. This means that 90% of the SMB organizations relying on UTM for web security are blind to the more advanced threats that use HTTPS for transport… UTM buyers should evaluate performance, security, ease of use, local support and UTMs’ ability to handle new SMB practices.”
Untangle’s flagship product addresses these concerns with full support for managing encrypted traffic. NG Firewall delivers a comprehensive solution for small-to-medium businesses and home offices that require enterprise-grade perimeter security with the flexibility of a convergent UTM device and the utility of a consumer product. Untangle’s industry-leading approach to network traffic visibility and policy management gives its customers deep insight into what’s happening on their network via its database-driven reporting engine and 360° Dashboard.
“Untangle has given me insight into and control over all of my network traffic,” said Gerald Thaxton, IT Director at Burley Public Library in Burley, Idaho. “By deploying SSL Inspector along with Web Filter, Virus Blocker, Spam Filter and Application Control, we’ve been able to get a handle on encrypted traffic. Content filters can no longer be bypassed, and malware has nowhere to hide. With Untangle, we’re confident that patrons and staff are protected.”
*Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management” by Jeremy D’Hoinne, Adam Hils, and Rajpreet Kaur. August 30, 2016.
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Untangle is an innovator in cybersecurity designed specifically for the below-enterprise market, safeguarding businesses, home offices, nonprofits, schools and governmental organizations. Untangle’s integrated suite of software and appliances provides enterprise-grade capabilities and consumer-oriented simplicity to organizations with limited IT resources. Untangle’s award-winning network security solutions are trusted by over 40,000 customers around the world. Untangle is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, visit www.untangle.com.