"The requirements concerning IT security are continuing to increase. Since company networks are becoming more complex and more and more applications are being moved to the cloud, firewalls have to perform better and better. To be able to face these challenges even better and provide companies of all sizes and from all industries with reliable, easy-to-use security solutions "made in Germany" also in the future, we at gateprotect have once more significantly improved the performance of our hardware", explains gateprotect's CTO Stephan Ziegler. "Premium quality is important to us: Before delivery, each device goes through extensive performance tests at the manufacturer's premises. During these tests, all relevant components are checked. For example, a 24-hour "burn-in test" is conducted in a climate chamber."
Customers of small and medium-sized companies benefit most from the significantly increased performance of gateprotect firewalls: They receive the user-friendly, full UTM protection for their networks and data with the latest security features for blocking malware, safe surfing and with Application Control at the same price, but with a much better performance. The next generation firewalls of the GPZ series for enterprise solutions have already been available with new hardware since the end of last year.
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gateprotect AG Germany has been a leading, globally acting provider of IT security solutions in the area of network security for more than ten years. These solutions comprise next generation firewalls with all commonly used UTM functionalities, managed security as well as VPN client systems. To minimize the risk of operator errors in highly complex security functions, gateprotect has developed the eGUI® interface concept. The patented eGUI® technology (ergonomic Graphic User Interface) and the Command Center based thereon for the configuration and administration of firewall systems for managed security service providers (MSSPs) increase the factual security in companies and allow for an efficient ongoing maintenance of the systems. Reputable companies and institutions in more than 80 countries worldwide are among the users of about 24.000 installed devices.
Since 2010, gateprotect has been listed in the renowned "Gartner Magic Quadrant" for UTM firewall appliances. The gateprotect solutions comply with highest international standards – thus, the firewall packet filtering core of the new development has been certified according to "Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4+ (EAL 4+)" by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in March 2013. For the easy operability and comprehensive security of the UTM firewall solutions, gateprotect was the first German company to be honored with the Frost & Sullivan Excellence Award.