Untangle Introduces Cloud-Based Centralized Management

Command Center Enables Remote Management of NG Firewall Deployments

February 13, 2017

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Feb. 13, 2017 - Untangle®, Inc., a leader in comprehensive network security for small-to-medium business (SMB), today announced the release of its new cloud-based centralized management product, Untangle Command Center, at the RSA Conference.

Untangle Command Center enables IT administrators to quickly and simply manage their Untangle NG Firewall deployments from any browser––without the costly purchase and maintenance headache of an on-premise solution. Command Center provides a visibility into and control over remote firewall deployments from an easy-to-use management console ideal for multi-site deployments and managed services providers (MSPs).

“Untangle Command Center was designed to meet the needs of the growing number of our customers with multi-site deployments, from MSPs/MSSPs to retailers and franchisees to distributed organizations,” said Timur Kovalev, chief technology officer at Untangle. “We wanted to provide centralized management that can be deployed quickly, simply and cost-effectively. As a cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service solution, Command Center hits the mark.”

About Command Center

Command Center provides both a Dashboard and an Appliances view of NG Firewall deployments. The Dashboard can be used to see the health and wellness of all remote sites at a glance; management of deployments can be done under the Appliances tab. Command Center’s Dashboard gives IT administrators an immediate picture of what’s happening on their Untangle-protected networks. Features of Command Center include:

●     Cloud-based centralized management of all NG Firewall deployments

●     Ability to flexibly manage hundreds of sites––or just a few

●     Site status at a glance––all in one place

●     Reduced management overhead and associated costs

●     Simplified provisioning and licensing

●     Streamlined auditing, key to maintaining regulatory compliance

●     Threat and alert history across sites, plus the ability to drill down into a specific deployment

●     Access to new management features as they become available––at no additional cost

MSPs can also rapidly gain cost-savings by simplifying management tasks, as well as gain insight into new revenue opportunities by monitoring their security status at a glance.

“Untangle Command Center has been an invaluable addition,” said Freddy Doty, founder and chief executive officer at Unetek, an Untangle partner and managed services provider based in Houston, Texas. “Command Center’s centralized management has provided insights into security events, alerts and auditing across our fleet, while giving us the ability to access any server in the field from the same browser-based console. Since Untangle’s Command Center is cloud-based, we do not have to worry about an on-site hardware deployment. It is an easy choice to continue to implement NG Firewall across our customer base, and I would recommend Command Center to anyone looking to simplify their managed security services and reduce their operational costs and overhead.”

Untangle Partner Program

Untangle also announced today a relaunch of its Partner Program, expanding its focus to include managed services providers and managed security services providers (MSSPs), as well as strategic technology partners via its OEM program. The Untangle Partner Program also includes more than 1,000 value added resellers in more than 70 countries worldwide.

About NG Firewall

NG Firewall delivers a comprehensive solution for content filtering, malware and threat protection, secure Wi-Fi, application control, bandwidth optimization, virtual private networks and more. Untangle combines Unified Threat Management (UTM)—to address all of the key network threats—with policy management tools that enable administrators to monitor, manage and shape internet traffic. NG Firewall’s fully customizable industry-leading reports provide administrators an unprecedented level of insight into what’s happening on their networks across all applications by user, group, time of day and more.

See Command Center at RSA

Untangle is showcasing its award-winning NG Firewall and new Command Center at the RSA Conference in San Francisco through February 16 in the South Hall of the Moscone Center, Booth #S437.

About Untangle

Untangle is an innovator in cybersecurity designed specifically for the below-enterprise market, safeguarding businesses, home offices, nonprofits, schools and governmental organizations. Untangle’s integrated suite of software and appliances provides enterprise-grade capabilities and consumer-oriented simplicity to organizations with limited IT resources. Untangle’s award-winning network security solutions are trusted by over 40,000 customers around the world. Untangle is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, visit www.untangle.com.

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