NG Firewall and Command Center Honored by Best in Biz
SAN JOSE, Calif.– November 29, 2017 – Untangle®, Inc., a leader in comprehensive network security for small-to-medium business (SMB), today announced that its NG Firewall and Command Center™ products have placed in the Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America. NG Firewall won silver for SMB Product of the Year, while Command Center won silver for Best New Product of the Year – SMB.
NG Firewall delivers a comprehensive solution for content filtering, malware and threat protection, secure Wi-Fi, application control, bandwidth optimization, virtual private networks and more. Untangle combines Unified Threat Management (UTM)—to address all of the key network threats—with policy management tools that enable administrators to monitor, manage and shape internet traffic. NG Firewall’s fully customizable, industry-leading reports provide administrators an unprecedented level of insight into what’s happening on their networks across all applications by user, group, time of day and more.
“Giving small businesses a reliable way to monitor their network security without a lot of complicated screens is a bonus in my book,” said returning judge Keith Shaw, Cool Tools. “Untangle offers these SMBs a chance to see what’s going on with their networks in a quick-and-easy format, so they can get back to running their business instead of digging through complicated reports, charts or hiring expensive IT security consultants. I was also impressed with the ability to run the software on third-party software or a dedicated appliance.”
“The nominees in the SMB Product of the Year categories were all high-quality — that made the job of judging tough,” said returning judge Kevin Casey, Information Week. “The SMB market is clearly thriving.”
“As the only IT staff member responsible for managing 700 students and 500 devices, Untangle is my saving grace” said Jeff Olson, IT Manager at Vision Charter School in Idaho. “We utilize all of the NG Firewall applications to assist with CIPA compliance, as well as ensure network security. Untangle’s flexible deployment options allowed me to utilize an existing server, which helped tremendously considering our small school budget.”
Command Center is the cloud-based centralized management platform for NG Firewall, providing remote login, management, reporting and alerting across deployments. Command Center was introduced in February of 2017, and this award represents its first industry recognition.
Command Center, along with ScoutIQ™, Untangle’s threat intelligence and analytics platform, are part of the Untangle cloud services that can be extended to integrate with other technologies to provide global insights, alerting and reporting, enabling strategic partners to build a range of value-added services around managed detection and response. Both the firewall and integrated cloud services can also be integrated with RMM platforms.
“With Command Center, I can quickly login to see which of my 20 sites is having an issue and then remote access into that particular site. We have greatly streamlined our operations by using the Policy tab to manage, create and push changes across all of our deployments,” said Devin Allman, IT Director at Lancaster County in South Carolina.
“We thank the Best in Biz judges for recognizing Untangle’s leadership in building network security solutions for the SMB market,” said Scott Devens, chief executive officer at Untangle. “Untangle continues to deliver innovative, enterprise-grade products to the underserved, below-enterprise market. Powerful, flexible, cost-effective solutions like NG Firewall and Command Center empower SMBs to exploit the efficiencies that the cloud is bringing to the enterprise.”
“Amazing variety in the finalists in Best in Biz Awards this year,” said returning judge Christopher Null, Wired. “It was incredibly difficult to pick a winner!”
About Best in Biz Awards
Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards, Inc. has made its mark as the only independent business awards program judged each year by a who’s who of prominent reporters and editors from top-tier publications from North America and around the world. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs: North America and International, and in 65 categories, including company, team, executive, product, and PR and media. For more information, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com.
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.
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