Blockbit introduces new features to facilitate security management

UTM 1.5.5 simplifies the user experience and enhances security for managing remote environments.

Blockbit, a global cybersecurity product company, announces the launch of new features integrated into its network security and management system, Unified Threat Management (UTM). Among the new features, the company offers security policy management capabilities and adds new authentication factors.

Version 1.5.5 highlights new policy management features that, in addition to simplifying the configuration of security rules, helps reduce configuration errors by centralizing all policies into a unified dashboard. Users have tools to simulate traffic, locate policies, detect conflicting policies, and enable or disable logs.

In addition, Blockbit UTM also adds the ability to authenticate through the TACACS+ protocol, a functionality that allows you to centralize the management of router and firewall usage credentials on a single server. All of these features support improvements to log, display, and log analysis.

“With these new features, we allow network administrators to monitor and view multiple events more intuitively and quickly. The system quickly identifies the information of all functionalities and policies, maximizing the visibility of teams on the performance of their network resources,” says Marcel Mathias, Director of R&D at Blockbit.

Another aspect worth highlighting is the expansion of virtual private network resources, with the integration of the system for automatic detection of VPN connections (AD-VPN). The new feature sets direct and dynamically encrypted tunnels on a Hub and Spoke architecture.

With the new version, the intelligence bases of Blockbit Labs, cybersecurity intelligence lab, which produces feeds and subscriptions associated to the platform, have also been updated. All system features include over 46.5 million classified URLs, 10 million phishing detection signatures, 7.8 million malware signatures, 36,000 advanced threat detection signatures, 22,000 intrusion signatures, and other sources that make platform security more efficient.

“The launch focuses on making the system even easier to use and simplifying the management of complex infrastructures, improving the security available to organizations,” says Mathias.

In addition to the new features, the system is based on Blockbit technical support at three levels and on the native language. “Native language support further facilitates the work of network administrators, as our experts are better equipped to understand the challenges of local businesses,” said the Director.

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