In order to provide access to data on any device at locations such as stadiums, shopping centers and medium-sized branch offices as well as campuses, content providers and telecom companies are required to build their information superhighways on both wired and wireless networks that deliver enterprise-scale capacity, stringent performance and reliability.
WAN optimization, also known as WAN acceleration, is a set of technologies and/or techniques applied to maximize the efficiency of data flow across a wide area network (WAN). In an enterprise WAN, the goal of optimization is to increase the data transfer speed and bandwidth regarding accesses to critical applications and information.
Unified Threat Management, frequently abbreviated as UTM, is a single appliance that specializes in all-inclusive security functions, such as network firewall, intrusion detection/prevention system (IDS/IPS), anti-virus gateway, anti-spam gateway, VPN, content filtering, load balancing, data loss prevention and appliance monitoring.
Today’s rapidly evolved cyber threats have proved that legacy protection methods are incapable of preventing malicious attempts from attacking enterprise networks. Therefore, it is time for “next-generation firewall” or “NGFW” for short, a term coined by Gartner, to mitigate the advanced cyber attacks and protect enterprise serviceability.