What Distinguishes a Firewall from a UTM?

In the fast-growing city of Dubai, IT has become the main backbone for any business, and with every business striving to safeguard their intellectual property rights (IPR) to create a niche for themselves in Dubai, network security has always come to the forefront for its importance in protecting the businesses. 

Two terms commonly used in network security are UTM and Firewall. Though both offer protection against cyber threats, there are a few key differences between them. 

UTM vs Firewall

Here’s What you need to know about UTM and Firewalls:

UTM known as Unified Threat Management, is a security solution with a combination of several security features in one platform. These features include antivirus, anti-spam, intrusion detection and prevention, content filtering, and VPN (Virtual Private Network). UTM provides a complete approach to security, protecting against multiple types of threats.

However, the Firewall is a network security device that monitors and controls the incoming and outgoing network traffic based on security rules that are fixed by the IT department. Firewalls are designed to protect against unauthorized access to a network.

The major difference between UTM and firewalls is the scope of protection. UTM gives a wider range of security features, including all those features offered by firewalls, but firewalls only offer network-level protection.

UTM takes a proactive approach to security. UTM is designed to detect and prevent threats before they can cause damage to the network, whereas Firewall on the other hand only blocks traffic that violates its security rules.

UTM is more complex as it combines several security features into one platform. While firewalls are simple in terms of their functionality.

In conclusion, even though UTM and firewalls offer the network security, they are totally different in terms of scope of protection, approach to security, and complexity.

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