Every computer or IT device uses to run services and applications on assigned ports. The most common ports, which your computer is using right now while you reading this page, is port 80 (http) or port 443 (https) if the connection is encrypted. Traditional firewalls perimeter security measures, based upon blocking or access control of ports, are not good enough to protect against advanced persistent threats. This is because hackers just need one port open (http) in order to start an attack or exploit the vulnerability of your computer and consequently whatever is connected to your network.

 

UTM  (Unified Threats Management) appliance

Opportunity

Predictable profile-based pricing, allowing a standard five ports HTTP, HTTPS, DNS, SMTP, IMAP configuration as needed to meet basic client's business needs.

What is it?

About the offering

It provides a PFSense UTM appliance with pre-configured five standard ports, including FW rules and one VPN pre-configured user.

Deal characteristics

Typical clients are in the 10-5000 users range;

Clients with annual revenue is higher than $1 million;

Clients with homogenous compute requirements;

Typical deal cost is between $2,500 and $20,000;

Link to the product  https://www.pfsense.org/hardware/

Client benefits

Cost savings as the product is based upon Open Source software;

Predictable product roadmap;

Compatibility with additional UTM applications available at fraction of commercial products.