Netgear's ProSecure UTM150 is aimed at small and midsize businesses (SMBs) looking to deploy a gateway approach to network security. The appliance is tooled for corporate networks with around 150 users, though the fact that Netgear doesn't sell individual licenses means it might as well suit a 50-person business with heavy network traffic or a 250-employee firm with lighter demands. Netgear's ProSecure line of unified threat management (UTM) appliances now has five models, ranging from five to 150 suggested users. Among the feature upgrades, the UTM150 includes four gigabit WAN ports, an increase from two on the predecessor UTM50 device. Netgear benchmarks performance in three categories, with up to 130-Mbps antivirus throughput, 900-Mbps firewall throughput, and 400-Mbps VPN throughput. Street price of the UTM150 is $1,799, with one year of Web and email protection, 24/7 support, and lifetime warranty.
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