Australian security company launches UTM appliances

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Australian security company launches UTM appliances

A new, locally-made security appliance has been designed specifically for the SMB market.

Red Piranha's new Crystal Eye UTM (unified threat management) appliances range from the $978 Series 10 desktop model suitable for home offices and small business offices to the Series 200 multi-rack system for large enterprises (price depends on configuration).

All of these models run the same software - the differences are in the volume of network traffic they can handle.

Crystal Eye capabilities include intrusion detection (IDS), intrusion prevention (IPS), content filtering, protocol analysis, anti-phishing, gateway anti-virus, DNS filtering, and IP blocking following failed login attempts.

"Red Piranha and Crystal Eye were born out of frustration. SMBs lacked time, money and understanding of the overwhelming security solutions in the market," said Red Piranha CEO and founder Adam Bennett.

"So we set out to build an affordable, easy to use product that went against having multiple security systems. Instead of having several single-function appliances, all needing individual familiarity, attention and support, Crystal Eye enables network administrators to centrally administer their security defences from one box.

"Crystal Eye is one platform with one set of policies that can be adjusted depending on the company's priorities. This is critical in reducing the response time to threats, responding to incidents and creating consistent security policies."

Melbourne-based Red Piranha was established in 2015, and earlier this year its third capital raising saw a $2.5 million investment. Crystal Eye has been tested with an unspecified number of clients in Australia and overseas, and at least one of them has already become a customer.

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