'UTM appliances' will supplant firewalls

Monday, 27 September 2004, 1:15 PM EST

The basic building block of today's network security is the firewall but two market analyses from research company IDC offer compelling evidence that this is about to change.

According to IDC's quarterly European Security Server Appliance Tracker for Q2 of this year, a new category of "unified threat management" (UTM) appliances -- as IDC has dubbed them -- is growing rapidly in popularity.

John Dunn at PC World.

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