The Endian UTM platform becomes more powerful with a Docker environment and even easier to use with Plug & Connect capability and many other features.
Endian UTM 5.1 will be available starting December 5, 2018. This new release takes the most secure and easy to use UTM platform to another level in large part by leveraging innovations developed in other Endian product lines and solutions.
Diego Gagliardo, COO of Endian, explains that “UTM version 5.1 comes with important improvements and innovations which could change the way we think of the UTM product category. We wanted to add to our UTM some unconventional features, inspired by the rapid changes that we are experiencing from our research and product development in other markets (such as the industry 4.0), starting from the simplicity of use. In our roadmap the most innovative features are expected to be deployed across all our product lines which is what happened here with the Plug & Connect technology.”
This version release is delivered as an update to current Endian devices and does not require an upgrade (or “switch channel”). This release brings 72 new packages that include upgraded support and compatibility for latest generation 3G and 4G modems; upgrade of the IPS and IDS modules, and a general improvement in certificates management.
There are three main innovations in 5.1 including: a new nDPI (Application Control), Plug & Connect (called EasyVPN), and the introduction of Docker environment, which allows users to install third party applications within Endian UTM.
The new Application Firewall has been written from scratch to build a more efficient and stable architecture. As an example, the Skype detection rate increased from 62% to 94% and additionally there were even greater improvements in accurately detecting YouTube and Netflix.
The Plug & Connect feature, which originated on the Connect Platform (Switchboard & 4i) has now arrived on the UTM platform. This technology allows administrators to quickly and securely configure gateway-to-gateway (or Net2Net) VPN connections between UTM devices.
Last but not least, the Docker environment arrives for the first time in a UTM product! This feature provides the possibility of hosting third-party applications and microservices within (or “inside”) the UTM. Using this technology, Endian is ready to cooperate with all the companies that will participate in a new, upcoming partnership program.
In addition to the obvious convenience of having more applications in the same ecosystem, the solution allows you to bring these applications under the secure “umbrella” of the UTM. This can provide a variety of benefits to both our UTM users and potentially open up new business opportunities for our channel. For example with large and complex organizations, the Docker environment would allow them to centrally distribute micro-services and applications to run directly on the Endian gateways.
Endian UTM 5.1 will be released on December 5, 2018.