SAN JOSE, CA., March 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Untangle® Inc.a leader in comprehensive network security for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMBs) and distributed enterprises, today announced Micro Edge 4.0 with Web Filter powered by Webroot Brightcloud®. Micro Edge, formerly SD-WAN Router, now provides customers with a real-time assessment of the risk posed when opening a URL and blocks access to high-risk sites. The result is a more secure network and increased business productivity.
According to 2021 SME IT Security Report, 75% of SMBs surveyed operate in five separate locations, including branch offices, warehouses and satellite offices. This means that more users, devices and data will continue to operate at the edge of the network. However, the network edge is a vulnerable location and security is less often considered a priority than actual network and resource access. As businesses continue to expand geographically and must support network connectivity across more and more locations, they can become vulnerable to attack if administrators are unable to balance performance and connectivity with Security.
Micro Edge is a lightweight network edge device that provides secure branch connectivity to network edge locations, leverages existing Internet infrastructure, and prioritizes business-critical applications to maximize employee productivity. Now with web filterMicro Edge allows administrators to control access to over 80 risk classification categories, giving them extensive control over the types of websites accessed.
“Many websites contain malicious code that can infect network devices and compromise data, including phishing, keyloggers, spyware, malware, and more. Micro Edge with Web Filter Enabled is a efficient and effective security tool to protect remote locations from malicious content found on websites,” said Heather Paunet, Senior Vice President of Product and Marketing at Untangle. “As work environments adapt and change due to external factors, Untangle is prepared and committed to helping organizations stay secure, connected and productive, wherever they are.”
The web filter is also a valuable tool for increasing productivity, blocking websites deemed non-essential. Distractions in the form of social media, inappropriate media and content can be blocked, ensuring that only safe and productive websites are available to users on the network.
Micro Edge with Web Filter is available now. To ensure your network, data, and users are protected from the ever-increasing volume of cyber threats, visit https://www.untangle.com/untangle-micro-edge/
Untangle is a cybersecurity innovator designed specifically for the lower enterprise market, protecting businesses, home offices, nonprofits, schools, and government organizations. Untangle’s integrated suite of software and appliances delivers enterprise-grade functionality and consumer-focused simplicity to organizations with limited IT resources. More than 40,000 customers worldwide rely on Untangle’s award-winning network security solutions. Untangle is headquartered in San Jose, California.
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