Security vendor, Sophos, has released a unified threat management (UTM) appliance and software package aimed at small businesses.

The UTM 100 appliance features BasicGuard and offers network, email, web and wireless protection.

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BasicGuard capabilities include web application control features, network firewall and IPS, remote access and VPN, wireless protection, web anti virus and URL filter, email antivirus and anti-spam.

UTM 100 users can upgrade their license to include extra advanced security features and accommodate more employees. "Today's small businesses want a reliable set of core capabilities with full flexibility to expand features as their needs and budgets grow," Sophos vice president of product management, Chris Kraft, said in a statement.