Untangle 101: Safeguarding K-12 Networks against Cyber Attacks with NG Firewall
Online assessments, web-based learning tools, and mobile devices are driving the future of K-12 education. Network Administrators have tried costly network upgrades to increase network security, but resource limitations continue to make this an uphill battle.
In 2019 alone, we saw an increase in ransomware attacks on school districts, impacting 15 school districts, over 500 schools, and thousands of students.
However, there are steps network administrators can take now to reinforce already established security policies and address current vulnerabilities before hackers notice them.
This webinar will outline the current state of IT security for K-12 schools and share 7 steps network admins can do today to safeguard their networks.
RecordedJan 9 202034 mins
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Network security is top of mind for many businesses these days. To make remote working even more secure, Untangle has released a new version of our SD-WAN Router software, version 3.0. This latest upgrade includes the ability to use WireGuard VPN which will enable you to connect remote locations to NG Firewall, or other devices that support WireGuard VPN, via a secure and performant connection.
Join Chad McNaughton as he breaks down all the new upgrades for SD-WAN Router 3.0, such as AT&T LTE Support, provides use cases and a live demo, followed by an interactive Q & A.
This technical webinar and demo reviews recent product updates to NG Firewall, SD-WAN Router and Command Center. Recently, Untangle has released several new product updates to improve security, performance, and the user experience. Brian Carmichael, Untangle Technical Product Manager, will review these updates, give a live demo, and answer audience questions.
Brian will review:
- NG Firewall 16.2 - WPA2-Enterprise and RADIUS server support
- SD-WAN Router 2.0 and 2.1 - VLAN support and kernel update
- Command Center - New user interface
Learn about the different VPN options in NG Firewall and how the right VPN can create a secure and performant connection between your network and remote employees or branch offices. It is expected that a large percentage of employees will continue to work away from the office (at least part-time) for the foreseeable future. Many IT teams are now tasked with ensuring that the VPN they use is the best one for their network and end users long term.
In this webinar, Chad McNaughton will discuss the various VPN options in Untangle NG Firewall and the scenarios where each one works best.
This year has been quite a rollercoaster. We are sitting down (virtually) with Timur Kovalev, Chief Technology Officer, Heather Paunet, VP of Product, and Joshua Terry, Director of Engineering to discuss this past year, including technology advances at Untangle, the weight of the pandemic, and predictions they have for 2021.
This panel will be hosted by Carly Sherman, Senior Product Marketing Manager and will include a live Q&A session from our audience.
Hospitals and medical facilities have been under a wave of cyberattacks within recent months. These facilities, already stretched as they continue to fight against the current global pandemic, are now fighting against another threat. In recent weeks the University of Vermont Medical Network, composed of six different hospitals, had to reassign and furlough staff members as they battle to regain control of their systems.
In this webinar, Chad McNaughton, Technical Sales Support Specialist, highlights how deploying Untangle NG Firewall throughout your healthcare system can reduce network vulnerabilities, protect devices and patients from the devastating consequences of a cyberattack, and maintain HIPAA compliance across all offices, regardless of employees working in or out of the office.
With the rising popularity of SD-WAN, and the increased need to connect users and data across farther distances, WAN Optimization has played a critical role in how network administrators get the most from their software defined network.
In this webinar, Technical Services Engineer, Eric Newvine will discuss the differences between NG Firewall Bandwidth Control and SD-WAN Router traffic shaping, and the importance of implementing WAN Optimization to support the use of bandwidth-intensive applications to extend the protected network all the way to the edge.
Untangle's Threat Prevention app, released earlier this year adds an additional layer of insight and security for NG Firewall users. Threat Prevention scans IP addresses, blocking or granting access to web and application-based content after a complete analysis of the IP address reputation.
This webinar will be presented by Chris Blaise, one of our most senior Software Engineers on our Network Team. In this webinar, Chris dives deep into our Threat Prevention App’s functionality, showcasing how to control and block high-risk IP addresses with high-risk reputation, differentiate between web and non-web-based traffic, and integrate with other applications for a multi-layered network security solution.
Our latest software release, NG Firewall 16.0 includes WireGuard VPN for a modern, agile VPN solution providing ultra-fast connectivity between sites or to remote users.
Join Product Manager, Brian Carmichael, as he dives into the benefits and use cases of WireGuard VPN as well as other technology enhancements included in this release, such as:
- UEFI Support
- IPsec VPN and OpenVPN Improvements
- Threat Prevention App Enhancements
- Other System Improvements
How do IT Teams keep the network safe as employees transition back into the office?
Businesses are now entering the next phase of pandemic response. Many businesses are being allowed to bring employees back into the office, with some obvious restrictions and limitations.
In this webinar, Chad McNaughton will discuss how IT Teams can support employees who remain remote during this time, and create a standard process for those employees who are returning to the office. He will also showcase how to use Captive Portal and other systems within NG Firewall to maintain network security during this time.
Cyber criminals continue to target remote workers and businesses as they begin to transition from remote work to a hybrid in-office/remote workforce. Now more than ever, a seamless network and endpoint security solution is critical to business success.
Join Ron and Carly to explore how Untangle and Webroot work together to provide security at the gateway and wherever your endpoint devices may currently be.
Join us to:
1. Learn how both Untangle and Webroot work to secure remote employees
2. See how our partnership makes your teams more productive – and profitable
3. How these complimentary security solutions will help transition employees back into the office
4. Understand how these solutions offer greater visibility of all endpoints on the network that are registered with Webroot, plus details of all the devices detected by NG Firewall
Small and Medium-sized businesses continue to be targets of cyber criminals. However, more and more SMBs are taking initiative and deploying strategic network security solutions in order to prevent attacks before they can occur.
Deploying a Next Generation Firewall, with advanced configurations and customizations, can be the difference between notifying customers of a data breach or bragging about stopping a breach before it could even happen.
In this webinar, Eric Newvine dives into building your network security solutions, working through an SMB use case, and using the Untangle Network Security Framework to extend these security policies to branch office locations.
Advanced VPN configurations in NG Firewall can help businesses support and secure the network as employees transition to a long-term, fully remote workforce.
Learn how the right VPN can be set-up to create a persistent, secure connection between your Untangle NG Firewall and remote employees, especially now that more people are working away from the office.
In this webinar, Eric Newvine will discuss how Untangle NG Firewall provides network administrators with multiple VPN options and configurations to protect their network and employees.
Untangle’s cloud-based management platform, Command Center, has expanded. Now with increased functionality and visibility, you can scan, monitor, and manage endpoints protected by Bitdefender; and perform SD-WAN orchestration tasks to further protect and seamlessly manage your network from the gateway to the edge, from a single pane of glass.
In this webinar, we will review the latest features within Command Center and SD-WAN Router, including:
1. Command Center integration with Bitdefender, a global leading endpoint protection provider.
2. SD-WAN Router certification from Verizon as the LTE provider on the SD-WAN Router e6wl appliance
3. SD-WAN Orchestration in Command Center allowing administrators to create networks, add appliances, and build, save and push WAN rules to multiple SD-WAN Routers.
Nonprofits have always been a target for cyber criminals. With a global pandemic causing an increase in charitable giving and support for organizations helping on the front lines, cyberattacks have also increased.
In this webinar, we explore different features and applications within Untangle's award-winning NG Firewall and how these features help IT teams protect against cyber attacks today, and in the future.
SD-WAN is helping businesses enhance branch office connectivity and manage the diverse traffic of IoT devices across their network. However, many times network security becomes an afterthought in SD-WAN deployment, creating a patchwork of systems from different vendors with gaping vulnerabilities open for attack.
Untangle has a different approach. Our Network Security Framework, combining our award-winning NG Firewall with our Untangle SD-WAN Router provides a holistic approach to network infrastructure.
Technical Marketing Engineer, Brian Carmichael, will review how Policy-based Routing, Optimal Path Selection, and advanced VPN tactics can be used to create a secure SD-WAN deployment across the entire network.
It is more important than ever for businesses to get the most out of their digital stack. Businesses continue to invest in cloud based applications or other software tools to connect with customers and increase how employees can maneuver through their work day.
Heather Paunet, VP of Product goes in depth about how SD-WAN technology can help businesses unleash the full potential of their application ecosystem, giving employees more of what they need to increase productivity and efficiency during this time.
SD-WAN has been a trending technology lately. As SD-WAN continues to change the way IT Departments approach networking, many SMBs believe that this technology is still meant for large-scale, complex enterprise systems.
In this webinar, Carly Sherman, Sr Product Marketing Manager is going to sit with Heather Paunet, VP of Product at Untangle and dive deep into the myths and realities of SD-WAN for SMBs.
Heather Paunet, with over 15 years of experience in software development and the networking industry, was an integral part of Untangle’s development of our latest SD-WAN Router product.
Schools and Districts continue to adopt new technology, expand eLearning, and connect more devices to the network. With these technology expansions also comes the need to consider upgrading or updating their network security and threat management solutions.
This webinar, along with an in depth demo from our Technical Engineer, Chad McNaughton will showcase how Untangle NG Firewall, with advanced web filtering, application control, SSL inspection and bandwidth management, and advanced VPN connectivity, breaks down the glass wall of how students and teachers can safely access educational materials from across the internet.
Untangle’s cloud-based management platform, Command Center, has expanded.
Now with increased functionality and visibility, network administrators can scan, monitor, and manage their full network security and endpoint protection systems, from a single pane of glass.
In this webinar, we will review the latest features within Command Center, including:
1.Greater visibility of all endpoints on the network that are registered with Webroot or Malwarebytes.
2. Visibility of devices protected by your NG Firewall deployments
3. New Link Information widget displays WAN performance for each SD-WAN Router appliance
SD-WAN technology continues to increase bandwidth and connectivity at University and college campuses.
The number of connected devices on higher education campuses continues to increase - libraries, classrooms, lecture halls, and student unions are not the only Wi-Fi hotspots on campus any longer. Students, faculty, and staff with multiple device types connect wirelessly throughout the campus.
Heather Paunet, VP of Product, discusses how SD-WAN deployments can ensure that universities and colleges can:
1. Optimize network traffic to manage the complex connectivity needs of students, faculty, and staff without costly upgrades.
2. Increase bandwidth for critical applications, such as live-streamed lectures, research material, or other video conferencing resources.
3. Assist on-campus IT departments with maintaining network security and upgrades effortlessly with centralized management protocols.
Untangle is the most trusted name in solutions specifically designed to help small-to-medium businesses and distributed enterprises optimize their networks while safeguarding their data and devices. Untangle’s Network Security Framework provides cloud-managed security and connectivity options that work together seamlessly to ensure protection, monitoring, and control across the entire digital attack surface from headquarters to the network edge. Untangle’s award-winning products are trusted by over 40,000 customers and protect millions of people and their devices. Untangle is committed to bringing open, innovative and interoperable solutions to its customers through its rapidly growing ecosystem of technology, managed services, and distribution partners worldwide.
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