"I have a problem with the idea of Universal Threat Management appliances. Leaving aside the horrible terminology (Who wants to manage threats? Don’t you want to block them and forget about them?) the question that I always ask is: If best-of-breed is the standard for large enterprises why would it be good practice for a smaller entity to lump a lot of security functions such as firewall, email gateway, spam filter, anti-virus, anti-spyware, IDS, IPS, and vulnerability management all in one under-powered device?"
That's right! It was my buddy, Richard Stiennon -- lambasting Universal (sic) Threat Management appliances...like those of Fortinet, before they offered him a job. Perhaps Fortinet doesn't count because they make Unified, not Universal, Threat Management devices?
Don't hate the player, baby, hate the game! (i.e., be careful what you blog, it could come back to
hire haunt you.)
Sorry, Rich. 3 Bourbons and a long week make Johnny a lit boy. Couldn't help myself. Fire Away!