Are you struggling to find the best firewall model for your next deployment?
Hopefully, this article may help you!
We first have to divide our firewalls into two categories:
Cloud-managed Firewalls (Nebula)
- USGFlex-series (Q2, 2021)
Stand-alone managed Firewalls
Note! Security (UTM) Features are license-based.
This firewall series is our newest edition of firewalls, where increased throughput of both SPI and UTM is defining this firewall. It is a Flex-model which means it can be managed in Nebula (Q2, 2021). This is our standardized model which can be deployed at small and medium-sized sites.
UTM features include:
If your customer value top-security for a reasonable price, this is definitely your choice of a firewall. The ATP-series are equipped with not only the security (UTM) features of a USG Flex, but also sandboxing and botnet filter as well.
Sandboxing is taking the threat to an isolated environment where it's identified and analyzed in real-time (read more here: https://support.zyxel.eu/hc/en-us/articles/360003588639-ATP-Series-Why-do-you-need-a-sandbox-).
If you need a simple firewall for using device-only (without UTM) as well as VPN-use - this is your choice. It is equipped with SD-WAN which optimizes your VPN path, especially for international organizations (read more here: https://support.zyxel.eu/hc/en-us/articles/360015692259). It also is possible to enable the content filter and GeoIP.
If you are trying to simplify your devices' management and are ready for deploying a cloud-based management system that takes advantage of centralizing your customers (i.e. managing all your customers in one place), this is definitely your choice.
It has a simplified management system where no extra hardware or software has to be purchased, a no touch-deployment where scanning of QR-codes is registering your device for configuring instantaneously instead of inserting the MAC & S/N manually of your device. Configuration can then be done even before you connect your device to the internet.
Interested in Nebula?
Test out Nebula for yourself here: