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We are decisive and move quickly to address an ever-changing technology landscape: Untangle

In the Internet-driven world of today, nearly all of our lives are based out of it. This includes business transactions and other activities. The modern enterprise organizations start their day on the Internet and end it too. In such a case, isn’t it a necessity to safeguard our business with good cybersecurity solutions? In the age of constant cyber threats and risks, cybersecurity of hardware, software, data, storage, etc is needed.

Untangle is here as a leading innovator in cybersecurity products. The company is a subsidiary of Providence Strategic Growth, which provides network management software. The interesting part about Untangle is that its products are specially developed for the below-enterprise market. The integrated suite of software from Untangle, along with its appliances, is a leading source of enterprise-grade capabilities. The company runs on a vision to untangle all the complexities while making a link or connecting people and their businesses to the internet. It wishes to see enhanced security by allowing the people to take control of their networks, without any threats or risks.

Untangle: Positive and Growing

Founded in 2003, Untangle safeguards schools, governmental organizations, nonprofits, home offices, and other businesses. Today, after nearly 15 years, products from the California-based company are used by nearly 40,000 organizations globally. Typically, 70 percent of Untangle’s market is covered in North America. The remaining 30 percent is spread across the globe. Untangle has its prime investor, the Providence Strategic Growth always supporting the company.

It doesn’t matter if your organization has limited or constraint on resources with IT. Untangle provides consumer-oriented simplicity for the organization of every size and their unique needs and requirements. Untangle’s award-winning network security solutions are used in various service-oriented organizations, especially those in a small and medium business (SMB) scale. This includes the state and local governments, education organizations, and other nonprofits as well.

“Our mission is to be the market-leading network security management company offering powerful, easy-to-use solutions specifically for the small-to-medium business market,” says the Chief Executive Officer, Scott Devens.

Loyalty, Excellence, Agility, and Determination are the four core values set deep into the foundation of Untangle. Speaking of Loyalty, Scott says, “We show respect for our customers and employees in everything we do.” The continuous improvements in operations, products, and services are the promise of excellence of the firm. But it’s the agile value of Untangle that makes them stand apart. The company is decisive and moves quickly whenever there’s a need to address cyber issues in the constantly evolving technological landscape. “We are united in our commitment to positively impact our customers, industry, and communities,” adds the CEO.

Solutions that are ‘Simply Powerful’

Untangle’s star service: the Untangle NG Firewall is a solution that eliminates your frustration and saves your valuable time and money. The NG Firewall removes the complexity out of your network security. Simply put, it’s everything that your network security needs in a single and modular platform. And as your business organization continues to grow and evolve, the NG Firewall will fit into it without any difficulties with multiple point solutions.

The NG Firewall is developed and designed in such a way that it creates a perfect balance of policy & productivity along with performance & protection. “Rest assured that the browser-based, responsive and intuitive interface will enable you to create policies quickly and easily,” Scott explains. “Then, drill down into database-driven reports—the most comprehensive and detailed in the industry—to get visibility into exactly what’s happening on your network.”

When it comes to security, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all as each organization is unique and has their individual requirements. However, the cost-effective network security solution from Untangle is an ideal fit for a wide range of organizations. It’s simply powerful and can handle almost any IT security challenge. It doesn’t matter if you run a distributed organization or if you have a small, remote office. The Untangle NG Firewall takes care of security for you.

The Wall of Fame

  • Untangle has been recognized many times over the years for our role as a leader in the cybersecurity field.
  • Untangle is the Gold winner of the prestigious Stevie 2018 by the American Business Awards.
  • The company is a recipient of the “Security Today Govies 2018” by the Government Security Awards
  • It secured Gold in “Info Security Products Guide 2018” by Global Excellence
  • Untangle has also won The Edtech Award as a “Cool Tool Winner 2018”

Meet the Executive

Scott Devens, Chief Executive Officer

Scott Devens is Untangle’s Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. Scott brings more than 25 years of executive leadership from the security, data integration/middleware, and storage industries. Prior to joining Untangle, Scott held various senior executive roles with Core Security, Courion, Talend, IONA Technologies, and Data General/EMC. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bryant University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Nichols College. Scott also serves on the board of Building Conversation, an early stage Boston-based augmented reality company.

“We strive for continuous improvement in our products, services, and operations.”

“Our vision is to untangle the complexities of connecting people and their businesses to the internet safely by putting them back in control of their networks.”

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