Untangle Goes for 2nd Consecutive Win in 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards (Video)

NG Firewall delivers enterprise-grade cybersecurity features in a package that is easy to purchase, configure, deploy and maintain for state and local government, educational institutions,  nonprofit organizations as well as SMBs.
NG Firewall delivers enterprise-grade cybersecurity features in a package that is easy to purchase, configure, deploy and maintain for state and local government, educational institutions,  nonprofit organizations as well as SMBs.

Untangle, a leader in comprehensive network security for small-to-medium business (SMB), and a Winner in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is pleased to announce NG Firewall v14.0 has been nominated to compete in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards.

Its flagship product, NG Firewall, provides unified threat management (UTM) capabilities integrated with robust policy management tools that enable IT administrators to monitor, manage and control their network while also providing protection from evolving threats.

Known for simplifying network security, NG Firewall delivers enterprise-grade cybersecurity features in a package that is easy to purchase, configure, deploy and maintain for state and local government, educational institutions,  nonprofit organizations as well as SMBs.

(Learn more about why Untangle’s NG Firewall software solution is different. Courtesy of Untangle and YouTube. Posted on Jul 13, 2018.)

Untangle provides a cost-effective, all-in-one solution for government agencies that includes content filtering, ransomware protection, malware and advanced threat protection, application-based shaping for bandwidth optimization, and virtual private networks (VPN) in a simply powerful, affordable package.

“Untangle is dedicated to building the single best network security solution for the below-enterprise market,” explains Scott Devens, chief executive officer at Untangle.

Scott Devens, chief executive officer at Untangle
Scott Devens, chief executive officer at Untangle

“Simplifying network security has been Untangle’s core mission since its inception, and we will continue to innovate and provide our customers with solutions that protect, monitor and control their networks in the face of evolving threats.”

Government agencies are often the target of sophisticated attacks, as they can house personal and sensitive information that are ideal for hackers to steal and sell.

According to the 2017 Thales Data Threat Report, Federal Edition, 34% of federal respondents experienced a data breach in the last year, and 65% experienced a data breach in the past.

While the 2015 U.S. OPM breach was one of the largest federal government data breaches to date, just earlier this year the city of Atlanta was hit by ransomware, severely impacting all parts of the city’s online systems and costing the city millions.

(More than 21 million Americans had personal data stolen from files held by the Office of Personnel Management. Anyone who went through background checks to apply for a government position since 2000 has been affected, according to the OPM. That makes the data breach six times larger than was originally disclosed. Courtesy of PBS NewsHour and YouTube. Posted on Jul 9, 2015)

While federal government agencies have the budget and resources to react to attacks, state and local governments must also take action to protect their networks and sensitive information from attacks.

Government agencies can specifically benefit from these key NG Firewall features:

  • Helps meet compliance for FISMA, NERC, NIST, FIPS, CJIS, and other regulatory needs
  • Unique and granular policies for specific departmental and user access
  • Firewall, Router, IPsec VPN, Advanced
  • Antivirus, Intrusion Prevention and Phish Blocking
  • HTTPS/SSL traffic inspection
  • Active Directory/LDAP Integration
  • Prioritize network traffic for mission-critical applications
  • Layer 7 application awareness to identify all incoming application traffic regardless of port destination
  • Stops filter avoidance
  • Prevents network slowdowns caused by any individual or group of users and applications
  • Option to provide secure Wi-Fi for public access
  • Flexibility to meet different requirements across sites: public libraries, K-12 schools, recreation centers, police and fire, city hall, airports, county/state offices and more

Compliance Made Simple

The adoption of mobile technology has rapidly increased following the Executive Order mandating government agencies streamline the delivery of services to lower costs, decrease delivery times, and improve the customer experience.

To meet this directive, government agencies are moving to an IT infrastructure where data is accessible to users on any device of their choice. This requires network administrators to make the shift from securing devices to securing the data itself.

This is paramount as not doing so puts identifiable information such as name, address, birth date and Social Security Number at risk.

(David Tsuen, Information System Managers at the City of Montebello describes how Untangle helps him manage the network at the City’s various departments and sites. Courtesy of Untangle and YouTube. Posted on Jun 6, 2017.)

“We have eight departments relying on Untangle for protection, with 300 devices being filtered, explained David Tsuen, City of Montebello, California.”

“My favorite feature is the Dashboard, which gives me an overview of everything happening on my network.”

With Untangle, government agencies can cost-effectively protect data and limit access to only authorized users.

Network administrators can build a safe and secure environment with granular visibility and control over their network.

Trusted by thousands of customers worldwide for its effectiveness and ease-of-use, NG Firewall is the solution of choice for organizations facing not only the challenges of network security, but also limited budgets, resources and in-house IT expertise.

(Learn More about how Untangle solves network security challenges for SMBs. Courtesy of Untangle and YouTube. Posted on Jul 13, 2018.)

“We rely on NG Firewall to show we are compliant with multiple federal regulations, including CIPA, CJIS, PCI and NIST,” said Devin Allman, Lancaster County, South Carolina.

City of Bridgeton“With limited security in place, I was cleaning up spam and viruses everyday,” added Tom Rickard, City of Bridgeton, Missouri.

“As soon as I installed NG Firewall, the spam and viruses stopped.”

Untangle makes my job easier… If someone is running an application that is hogging the bandwidth, I can simply restrict their access.

Tom Rickard, City of Bridgeton

Clay County Sheriff’s Department

Clay County Sheriff’s Department in Hayesville, North Carolina is housed across two buildings containing 4 departments: Deputies, Detention Center, Dispatchers and Staff, and the Administration Staff.

The Sheriff’s Department network infrastructure consists of two departments—one for administration and one for the detention center—with 35 devices, including desktops and laptops, and 60 users utilizing mobile devices.

Les and Des Keller were brought on as the IT consultants, with more than 30 years of computing and networking experience, for the Sheriff’s Department over a year ago.

The Sheriff’s network was encompassed with the Public School system’s network, making it difficult for the Sheriff’s department to meet their specific requirements.

“The Firewall, Web Filter, Virus Blocker, Phish Blocker and Spam Blocker applications work in the background to protect the network from hackers as well as malware, phishing schemes, and spam,” explained Les Keller, Clay County Sheriff’s Department, North Carolina.

“Application Control had sensible defaults that worked out of the box. When I was ready to implement our own policies, I was able to quickly and easily configure which apps we want blocked and flagged.”

Once we pre-configured NG Firewall to fit our needs, it was pretty much plug-n-play, which almost never happens.

We would definitely recommend the product to others.

Les Keller, Clay County Sheriff’s Department

(Brian Wherry, IT Director at American Academy, describes how Untangle helps him maintain compliance and network security at the school’s various locations, all while not breaking the bank. Courtesy of Untangle and YouTube. Posted on Jan 23, 2018.)

Your Network. Your Rules.

Untangle NG Firewall takes the complexity out of network security—saving you time, money and frustration.

Get everything you need in a single, modular platform that fits the evolving needs of your organization without the headaches of multiple point solutions.

Rest assured that the browser-based, responsive and intuitive interface will enable you to create policies quickly and easily.

Then, drill down into database-driven reports—the most comprehensive and detailed in the industry—to get visibility into exactly what’s happening on your network.

The Reports navigation makes it easy to find the information you need. View individual reports and navigate through the Reports app on a tablet or phone.
Additionally, Untangle report navigation makes it easy to find the information you need. View individual reports and navigate through the Reports app on a tablet or phone.

Security, insight, control: you’ve got it covered.

Untangle is an innovator in cybersecurity with an integrated suite of software and appliances to provide enterprise-grade capabilities and consumer-oriented simplicity to organizations with limited IT resources.

Untangle Named a Finalist in 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

AST focuses on Homeland Security and Public Safety Breaking News, the Newest Initiatives and Hottest Technologies in Physical & IT Security, essential to meeting today’s growing security challenges.


The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, Border Security, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, Untangle is competing against the industry’s leading providers of Innovative Network Security Solutions.

To Learn More about the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, see 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners Honored at ISC East.

The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon

Over 100 distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government, gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included representatives from:

  • 2018 ASTORSThe Department of Homeland Security(DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Security Exchange Commission
  • State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies
  • The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Leaders in Private Security

Good luck to Untangle on becoming a Winner of the 2017 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!

To learn more about the Untangle, please visit the company’s website at https://www.untangle.com/.

UntangleThe highlight of the 2018 AST Homeland Security Awards Season will be the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon to honor Nominees, Finalists and Winners on November 14, 2018 at ISC East 2018 at the Jacob Javits Exhibition Center.

Join us in Recognizing these Industry-Leading Firms for their Outstanding Product Development  Achievements, Exciting New Technologies and Innovative Education Programs to address the growing Homeland Security Threats our Nation is facing.

Exclusive luncheon and networking opportunity at ISC East 2018.
Take a break from the Show and Join Us for this Exclusive Luncheon and Networking Opportunity at ISC East 2018.

Take advantage of this exclusive luncheon opportunity to Invite your Guests, Clients and Show Visitors to a lovely & affordable plated meal event in the heart of New York City, for a Fabulous Networking Opportunity!

ISC East is the Northeast’s largest security industry event and your ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon registration includes complimentary attendee access to the show.

Already Exhibiting and/or Attending the 2018 ISC East Conference?

Join us to meet the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning Company Executives & Government Agency Representatives.

Register today for the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon on November 14th, in New York City and give yourself & your clients a break from the show!

Gourmet luncheon choices available per person, or reserve a table – make an Impression on your Guests and Receive an Exclusive Discount Opportunity.

To Learn More about the AST 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program and Luncheon, please contact Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at: mmadsen@americansecuritytoday.com or call 732.233.8119 (mobile) or 646-450-6027