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Untangle Ports NG Firewall to Microsoft Azure

Available under pay-as-you-go and bring-your-own-license models, the new edition of Untangle's flagship offering aims to give users additional deployment options. By ChannelPro

In a bid to provide additional deployment options for customers who wish to run its flagship firewall offering in the public cloud, Untangle Inc. has introduced a version of its NG Firewall software for Microsoft Azure. Users can license the new offering via both pay-as-you-go and bring-your-own-license models.

“With the release of Untangle NG Firewall for Azure, we now benefit from the simplicity and ease-of-use of having a single product and interface for on-premises, as well as cloud infrastructure, deployments,” said David Groot, owner of Windstar Technologies Inc., a solution provider and MSP in Culpeper, Va., in a press statement. “As a Microsoft partner, we work in Azure as our preferred cloud environment. Untangle NG Firewall for Azure allows us to be able to continue to meet our clients’ security and compliance needs with an alternative product for SIEM and syslog collection. With the rise of virtual desktops, and Azure Active Directory becoming more mature, we have an increased need to manage policies from the cloud. Untangle makes it easy to train our techs on one system for both cloud and on-premises deployments, using the same settings for both installation types.”

Untangle Command Center provides centralized, remote management for distributed organizations that need cloud-based control over NG Firewall deployments, remote networks, and connected endpoints. Recent updates to Command Center are meant to provide even easier installation of NG Firewall appliances at remote locations via zero-touch provisioning. Drawing on that capability, administrators can save time and money by deploying NG Firewall without physical access to remote servers.

“Today’s announcement offers new options for our growing cloud firewall customer base,” said Heather Paunet, vice president of product management at Untangle, in prepared remarks. “In conjunction with our award-winning remote management platform, Command Center, NG Firewall provides the easiest way for organizations to safeguard their cloud-connected networks, users, data and devices across dispersed locations without the constraints of on-premises hardware.”

Additionally, Command Center is now integrated with endpoint protection and remediation software from Malwarebytes for security across dispersed networks and connected devices. In addition to threat alerting and reporting, this integration also gives administrators the ability to view the status of the last Malwarebytes scan, or initiate a scan on any host, ensuring a consistent security posture across the network.

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