CheckPoint, Watchguard earn top spots in UTM shootout

UTM appliances for SMB security are getting smaller, more powerful and more feature rich.

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When it comes to unified threat management appliances aimed at the SMB market, vendors are finding a way to fit additional security features into smaller and more powerful appliances.

In 2013, we looked at nine UTMs. This time around we reviewed six products: the Calyptix AccessEnforcer AE800, Check Point Software’s 620, Dell/Sonicwall’s NSA 220 Wireless-N, Fortinet’s FortiWiFi-92D, Sophos’ UTM SG125 and Watchguard Technologies’ Firebox T10-W. (Cisco, Juniper and Netgear declined to participate.)

We observed several megatrends across all the units that we tested:

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