UTM vs. NGFW: Comparing features, use cases
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    UTM vs. NGFW: Comparing features, use cases

    UTM vs. NGFW: Comparing features, use cases

    What's the difference between unified threat management (UTM) products and next-generation firewalls (NGFW)? Brad Casey discusses.


    Pay-as-you-go UTM: Does it make sense?

    Should enterprises deploy cloud-based UTM when it's billed by the hour? Brad Casey discusses the pros and cons of the offering.

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About UTM Appliances and Strategies

Examine the pros and cons of Unified Threat Management (UTM) security appliances and learn whether they can benefit your environment .