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Increase Your Network Security with Unified Threat Management

TimPeters

As the digital marketplace faces growing security risks, applications are transforming the way businesses operate, communicate, and protect sensitive data. Today’s businesses must invest in technologies that deliver greater performance, securely, at an affordable price. Particularly for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), simple, secure, and affordable IT allows SMBs to harness the flexibility of the cloud and the security of on-premises technology.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is making it easier than ever for businesses to innovate with simple, right-sized solutions designed with security and affordability in mind. SMBs are adopting a new generation of applications—such as Unified Threat Management (UTM) server solutions—to simplify IT and provide enterprise-class security and performance. UTM provides multiple security features and services in one appliance, protecting businesses from threats in a simplified way. This strategy combines firewall, gateway, antivirus, and intrusion detection and prevention capabilities in a single server platform for consolidated security and networking. Now, SMBs can utilize IT that is low-cost, easy to deploy and manage, and faster to setup, in addition to leveraging higher speed with configurations for a variety of workloads.

Bolster network security capabilities

UTM server solutions from HPE are ClearOS-based offerings which unite every IT layer—from server to network, gateway, and cloud—to provide comprehensive IT security for distributed environments. UTM server solutions provide multiple gateway applications that can replace physical network gateway devices, which bolsters network protection for small offices, branch offices and remote sites. UTM also works to identify threats such as malware and denial-of-service attacks in addition to providing preventative services like antivirus, antispam, and URL filtering capabilities.

UTM is ideal to protect IT infrastructures from outside threats:

  • Convert servers into security devices to safeguard IT environments against web-based threats while providing businesses with fast, more secure access to applications and data.
  • Resolve network attacks, malware, viruses, and phishing scams early to limit exposure and expenses (an average direct cost of $38,000 for small businesses).
  • Rapidly scale to accommodate business growth and manage increasingly complex workloads.

 security social.jpgHPE is committed to developing highly secure and available IT environments and adhering to the budgetary and technical limitations faced by many SMBs. Businesses can integrate the latest security features while maintaining a low cost. HPE ProLiant Gen10 systems are the world’s most secure industry standard servers, offering key enhancements such as the built-in Silicon Root of Trust, which ensures protection down to the HPE-designed silicon. With groundbreaking server security and the opportunity to completely customize their applications with ClearOS software, SMBs can capitalize on a wide variety of applications from the ClearOS marketplace to protect email, files, and IT networks from cyberattacks, viruses, and phishing. ClearOS has been in the market for 9 years, has over 400,000 worldwide deployments, and an open source community with over 100,000 members.  Of all the 100+ apps in the ClearOS Marketplace, the security apps are among the most downloaded/used. Based on CentOS—a free, enterprise-class, community-supported compute platform—businesses can be confident that ClearOS is stable and reliable. 

Utilizing a proven server platform with ClearOS is a key driver for continuous growth and innovation. With this powerful combination, businesses can quickly and easily build their ideal solution with over 100 downloadable applications. HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers with ClearOS provide a powerful compute platform with a simple, secure, and affordable operating system, enabling SMBs to access a number of free or subscription-based open source business applications with the click of a mouse. ClearOS running on a single HPE server is an ideal solution for UTM, which ensures network-wide security as workloads diversify and grow.

SMB solutions that provide choice

HPE strives to provide choice and flexibility to SMBs to meet their unique business requirements. To accomplish this, SMBs can choose from top-selling HPE ProLiant options and features based on three models:

  • Entry model: simple, entry-level server with the lowest cost
  • Performance model: more speed and features with top-selling configuration
  • Solutions-driven model: powerful integrated configurations targeted at popular workloads

HPE ProLiant options feature unique and serviceable designs, customizable applications through the ClearOS marketplace, significant ease of use, and unmatched security measures to help businesses operate with confidence.

The HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 is a compact server that businesses can make their own. These systems deliver an affordable and compact entry-level server, specifically designed for small offices, home offices, or SMB environments. This performance model offers more speed and features with top-selling configuration for business-critical workloads.

HPE ProLiant ML systems—specifically the HPE ProLiant ML110 Gen10, HPE ProLiant ML350 Gen10, and HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9—are setting the standard for affordable, reliable tower servers. This family offers a choice of optimized, efficient servers that are suited to diverse workloads and data center environments of all sizes. HPE ProLiant ML Gen10 systems incorporate HPE’s unique firmware protections that place cybersecurity controls right into the silicon, ensuring optimal security from construction to deployment and management. These systems can also be placed in a rack server cabinet to satisfy strict space constraints. With these critical capabilities, HPE is enabling businesses to build a custom solution to best fit their individual needs and compete in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

To help customers succeed, HPE makes it fast and simple to acquire the ideal new solution. Businesses can trade in their old equipment and get money back to make room for new deployments. For information on HPE Financial Services are in place to help businesses subscribe to a new solution and make predictable monthly payments based on consumption.

To learn more about how simple, right-sized solutions like UTM can enhance your network security, I encourage you to visit HPE.com. And for up-to-the-minute news on the latest solutions for SMBs, check us out on Twitter at @HPE_SMB.

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About the Author

TimPeters

VP/GM for HPE ProLiant Rack and Tower Servers and SMB Solutions. Previously VP/GM for HPE Server Software and Enterprise Solutions. Prior to HPE, Tim founded and partnered in technology management to provide strategic and operational expertise to both established and emerging companies. Seventeen years at Dell with scope of responsibility broad and inclusive for managing the company’s single largest P/L of the core product portfolio. Established successful start-up businesses in new product segments. Worked in Asia to consolidate and scale global development and operations while engaging new business partners to create a forward-thinking organization responsible for the long-term horizon in business investments, technology planning and solution development.

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