All-in-one security devices face challenges
The multipurpose security appliances that consolidate firewall/VPN, content filtering, intrusion prevention and more into a single box are winning favor as easy-to-manage devices. But the open secret about these unified threat management (UTM) appliances is that they take a bite out of bandwidth as they inspect content.
It's not uncommon for UTM products on the market today to suffer as much as a 50% loss in performance as the full panoply of security services is put to use.
At Network World.
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