Unified Threat Management
Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliances have become a staple of network security strategies, especially in small to medium businesses, given their relatively low cost, ease of installation and use and the ability they provide to update a variety of security functions network-wide at once. The near-incessant introduction of new, increasingly advanced and evasive malicious applications and protocols means that setting security policies based on IP addresses and ports is simply ineffective.
Add to this the fact that most security threats now come from within an organization’s own walls, and the point-product solutions of the past are simply too costly, difficult to manage and hard to maintain to be practically effective. This is why Layer-7 classification has quickly become a “must-have” feature in the firewall/UTM space, and why Procera’s Network Application Visibility Library (NAVL) is the choice of leading UTM vendors.
Procera’s DPI-dedicated engineers are constantly at work developing new signatures and integrating them with the NAVL library through the NAVL plug-in architecture. With this always-updated visibility into the applications and protocols traversing the network, network administrators using NAVL-enabled UTMs can quickly define security policies, responding to security breaches in near real-time or even anticipating them before they happen.
NAVL integrated with UTM