UTM – 4D Protection for Your Hosted Desktop

UTM 4D Protection OTNO Blog

onthenetOffice utilizes a unique 4D security approach to ensure that your data is always secure. onthenetOffice Infrastructure Security (OIS) is a powerful, fully integrated group of services, managed devices and best practices all designed to ensure the highest levels of security for your data.

Our utilization of Unified Threat Management (UTM) security services for cloud computing allows us to build a robust barrier between your onthenetOffice hosted infrastructure and the dangerous world that exists beyond your private network. The UTM cloud security service is specifically designed to filter out threats at the network level and to mitigate attacks long before they can reach your onthenetOffice infrastructure

What is UTM?

Unified Threat Management (UTM) is a term first used by IDC to describe a category of security solutions which integrates a range of security features into a single system. UTM systems combine firewall, gateway antivirus, and intrusion detection and prevention capabilities into a single platform. UTM is designed to protect users from multidimensional threats while reducing complexity.

Introduction to UTM

UTM products replace the traditional firewall at the border of the enterprise with an all-in-one security system capable of performing a multiplicity of threat management services.  Common UTM features include:

●     Traditional firewall protection

●     Intrusion detection and prevention

●     Virtual private networking

●     Content filtering

●     Gateway malware filtering

●     Spam filtering

●     Data loss prevention

●     Vulnerability management

While not every UTM product offers all of these features, you’re likely to find several that provide the subset you need for your enterprise.

The two major benefits offered by UTM are bundled cost and ease of management.  Typically, the price of a UTM appliance is only slightly higher than what you’re already paying for your firewall, but a UTM device provides a tremendous amount of added functionality at a fraction of the cost. From a management perspective, you’ll have a single interface to administer all of your perimeter security controls. This is a significant timesaver, reducing the number of programs you need to review during your security and maintenance checkups.


1      Easy management

2      Reduced technical training requirements

3      Increased security

4      Regulatory compliance

5      Lower costs

Industry Leading 4-D® Protection:

onthenetOffice utilizes an advanced security system called Unified Threat Management (UTM) by True Defense®. With UTM, your QuickBooks Hosting and hosted desktop solutions are under 24×7 monitoring for threats or suspicious activity. We ensure that your data is safe and sound at all times with security measures such as state-of-the-art firewalls, secure facilities, and the most comprehensive anti-virus protection around.

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