Rohde & Schwarz Gateprotect: UTM Overview and Analysis

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Key Takeaways

Germany-based Rohde & Schwarz is largely limited to German and EMEA markets, where channel support is available. The company gets strong marks for management and policy. Another selling point is its “no backdoor” policy – an effective pitch for those wary of U.S. vendors. Areas for improvement include sandboxing, threat intelligence, centralized monitoring and reporting, false positives, and support.

Company Description

Founded more than 80 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz manufactures information and communications technology products. This includes radio frequency (RF), radiocommunications, broadcasting and IT security solutions. With more than 9,300 employees and representatives in more than 70 countries, it has worldwide sales of almost $1.9 billion. This German company has U.S. offices in Maryland, Texas, California and Oregon.

Product Description

Gateprotect UTM firewalls are aimed at the security requirements of small and medium-sized companies to protect the network and data against spam, viruses and malware. Features include single sign-on, traffic shaping, quality of service (QoS), IPSec/SSL intrusion detection and prevention system (IDS/IPS), Web filters and virus filters. The Gateprotect W-LAN module enables the Gateprotect UTM+100 and UTM+200 appliances to be upgraded to establish a W-LAN access point. W-LAN networks, IP addresses, DHCP range and UA users can be administered. With the new module, all UTM functions and virtual private network (VPN) connections, as well as reporting and monitoring, can also be used via W-LAN.

Markets and Use Cases

Gateprotect UTM firewalls have been designed for home offices, remote offices, branch offices and small to midsize enterprises.


Concurrent sessions: 32,500; New sessions per second: 3,000; IDS/IPS throughput (Mbps): 460; UTM throughput (Mbps): 360; VPN IPSec throughput (Mbps): 250; Firewall throughput (Mbps): 1,800.


With an application control engine, the UTM+300 includes a detector function capable of encrypting data packets up to Layer 7.


Hardware appliance


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Drew Robb
Drew Robb
Drew Robb has been a full-time professional writer and editor for more than twenty years. He currently works freelance for a number of IT publications, including ServerWatch and CIO Insight. He is also the editor-in-chief of an international engineering magazine.

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