Untangle Wins 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award

Untangle®, Inc., a leader in comprehensive network security for small-to-medium business (SMB), today announced that NG Firewall has been named a Silver winner for Best Network Security Solution in the 2017 ASTORS Homeland Security Awards.

American Security Today‘s (AST) ASTORS Homeland Security Awards Program recognizes the most distinguished vendors of physical, IT, port security, law enforcement, and first responders, as well as the federal, state, county and municipal government agencies in acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to keep the country safe.

Untangle is utilized across many federal, state, county and municipal government agencies throughout the United States.

“Untangle NG Firewall is protecting twenty of our County departments, including multiple libraries, our 911 dispatch center, Sheriff’s Office, EMS and Fire stations, Treasurer and Auditor’s offices, and Human Resources,” said Devin Allman, IT Director at Lancaster County in South Carolina.

“We rely on Untangle to not only filter all of our network traffic, enforcing different rules and policies within each department, but to also provide secure, public Wi-Fi at our public recreation facilities.”

NG Firewall delivers a comprehensive solution for content filtering, malware and threat protection, secure Wi-Fi, application control, bandwidth optimization, virtual private networks and more.

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Untangle combines Unified Threat Management (UTM)—to address all of the key network threats—with policy management tools that enable administrators to monitor, manage and shape internet traffic.

NG Firewall’s fully customizable, industry-leading reports provide administrators an unprecedented level of insight into what’s happening on their networks across all applications by user, group, time of day and more.

The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

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American Security Today’s 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East was an overwhelming success, with distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government.

Over 100 professionals gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included:

  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Security Exchange Commission
  • State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies, and
  • Leaders in Private Security

Recognized for their Innovative Training and Education Programs, Outstanding Product Development Achievements and Exciting New Technologies to address the growing Homeland Security Threats our Nation is facing.

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

American Security Today was formed after careful reflection of 9/11 and its aftermath when the Department of Homeland Security was established and there was an immediate explosion of new products and solutions for what was perceived as an imminent second attack on primary targets in the United States.

As time moved forward from 9/11 itself and in recent years, the threats to our nation have evolved from a large scale 9/11 type attack to:

  • Domestic and International Terrorist Attacks carried out by ‘lone wolves’ and coordinated individuals
  • Cybersecurity breach attacks against our government agencies, financial institutions and critical infrastructure facilities
  • Unprecedented urban violence
  • Cultural shifts and societal media bias, which make it increasingly difficult to secure our nation in this constantly evolving threat environment.
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon

These current circumstances have put forward another rapid expansion of new ideas, products and solutions to combat these ever changing challenges.

These changes have called for a new generation of security experts in the Homeland Security and Public Safety fields who need real time knowledge of our ever growing threats.

These experts include the Government at the Federal, State and Local levels as well as from Private Firms specializing in Physical Security, Port Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security responsible for implementing coordinated security measures to ensure our Nation’s Security and improve Public Safety.

Together, each of these entities work together seamlessly on the front lines of protecting our communities, to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

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.

To highlight the tremendous accomplishments of agencies and firms receiving this prestigious award, be on the the lookout for American Security Today’s Annual December ‘ASTORS’ Champions Edition – ‘Year in Review.’

“Congratulations to Untangle’s integrated suite of software and appliances, which provides enterprise-grade capabilities and consumer-oriented simplicity to organizations with limited IT resources,” said Tammy Waitt, AST Editorial Director.