The creation and management of a company’s most valuable asset — its intellectual property (IP) — increasingly is done from small office home office (SOHO) environments.
- Frost & Sullivan reports1 that 70 percent of high-value employees work from home once a week.
- They also find that 75 percent of corporate IP is housed in email and messaging system.
- And, recent global WatchGuard research2 shows that 82 percent of companies allow their employees to access the corporate network from a small office home office (SOHO) environment.
But, are these SOHO environments safe? Unfortunately, WatchGuard’s survey also found that nearly 30 percent do not require a gateway security device at all. For those that do, only 23 percent require users to go beyond simple firewall capabilities included in their router to leverage UTM services similar to those used in the corporate headquarters, with features such as Intrusion Prevention, AntiVirus, Data Loss Prevention, Application Control, AntiSpam, and more. (See the complete infographic here.)
Without an integrated, multi-function security appliance (layered defense) at these SOHO locations, employees working remotely are putting the corporate network and business-critical IP at risk.
The good news? Today, WatchGuard announced the WatchGuard Firebox® T10 Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution. Designed to protect enterprise users where they connect – in the small office home office – the appliance allows enterprises to extend powerful network security to the remote workforce.
The Firebox® T10 features WatchGuard’s cloud-based RapidDeploy capability, which enables unattended configuration of the appliance once it is plugged in and connected to the internet. . WatchGuard UTM solutions feature best-of-breed AntiSPAM AntiVirus, URL filtering technologies, and blended threat and DDoS attack protection, as well as full security visibility (with WatchGuard Dimension), data loss prevention and central management.
The Firebox® T10 offers the industry’s leading enterprise-level UTM solution with comprehensive services for the home office at only $395 USD (pricing may vary depending on region and regulation) – including one full year of UTM protection.
Want more details? Head over to the WatchGuard Firebox T10 page, click here.
1Frost and Sullivan SOHO study, GFI, Why Organizations need to archive emails
2WatchGuard Global IT Survey 2014