Fortress Launches Enterprise-Like UTM Appliance For Smart Homes

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Julio Urquidi

The chances of getting hacked or involuntarily drafted into a botnet are ever increasing due to the rising number of smart home products. Fortress UTM is a unified threat management appliance aimed at protecting home networks from cyber threats, particularly those related to IoT.

Fortress UTM

Fortress UTM gives consumer home networks intrusion detection and prevention, firewall and anti-virus, while also providing attacker behavior detection and vulnerability assessments. The NXP ARM-powered Fortress UTM is a dual band 3×3 802.11ac router with 4 gigabit Ethernet ports and includes a 7” touch screen that displays a red, yellow, green indication of overall network status.

Fortress will also offer three service plans for the Fortress UTM appliance that will fortify home networking monitoring, including a staffed CyberGuard 24/7 security service in the executive tier.

Details regarding availability and pricing were not announced.

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