CRN | Kyle Alspach and Lindsey O’Donnell
Fortress UTM – Fortress debuted its Fortress UTM device, which the company is calling “the first residential unified threat management appliance.” That is, the device is aimed at making routers in the home hacker-proof and, by extension, protecting smart-home devices from outside threats. The new Fortress UTM appliance provides intrusion detection and prevention, as well as antivirus and firewall for all smart devices that are connected to Wi-Fi and Ethernet. The device also features a large touch screen for easy setup and threat detection/notification. The device is not commercially available yet, and is expected to be sold through partners, Fortress said.