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Main Network Security Challenges of Small and Medium Businesses

In today's digital landscape, small and medium businesses (SMBs) face numerous network security challenges that can have a significant impact on their operations and overall security posture. These challenges are often amplified by limited resources, lack of support, integration issues, compliance requirements, employee awareness and training gaps, vendor lock-in, management and maintenance difficulties, scalability concerns, keeping up with evolving threats, and lack of visibility into their network activities.

However, there is a solution that addresses these challenges comprehensively: SafeUTM.

Limited Resources and comprehensive Management and Maintenance:

One of the most common challenges faced by SMBs is limited resources. They may not have dedicated security teams or ample budget to invest in robust network security solutions. This scarcity of resources can leave their networks vulnerable to various cyber threats.


SafeUTM offers a user-based licensing model that is straightforward and easy to understand. Our solution does not necessitate the acquisition of additional hardware and can be seamlessly integrated into your existing infrastructure. This approach enables us to minimize capital expenditures (Capex) and operational expenses (Opex), while providing transparent cost projections for the coming years.

Furthermore, SafeUTM boasts an intuitive and user-friendly interface, enabling effortless installation and configuration. In fact, with its straightforward design, even organizations with limited resources and small IT teams can have this powerful network security solution up and running in under 30 minutes. This swift implementation process eliminates the need for extensive training or technical expertise, making it an ideal choice for businesses seeking a hassle-free security solution. By prioritizing ease-of-use and efficiency, SafeUTM ensures that companies of any size can swiftly enhance their network security without significant time investment or disruption to their daily operations.

Lack of Support:

Another challenge is the lack of support available to SMBs when it comes to network security. Despite investing in costly technical support services from reputable vendors, customers often encounter lengthy waiting times and a cumbersome exchange of emails to receive answers to their inquiries. While such delays may be tolerable in non-critical situations, they pose a significant risk to business operations and stability during critical scenarios.


The 3-minute SafeUTM support ensures that customers receive a prompt response and resolution to their network security queries within a designated time frame. This rapid support minimizes downtime and helps businesses maintain optimal security levels. Forget about lengthy e-mail chains and automatic replies: use the chat bot within SafeUTM product interface and speak to SafeUTM support team in no time.

Integration with Existing IT Infrastructure:

Many SMBs struggle with integrating new security solutions into their existing IT infrastructure seamlessly. Compatibility issues and the need for additional configurations can lead to disruptions and gaps in network security.


SafeUTM can be deployed on any hardware that meets the system requirements or on a virtual machine. This flexibility allows for easy integration into existing infrastructure without the need for specific hardware investments. Our solution can be installed as an edge gateway or as a proxy server. In the latter case, it can coexist with existing UTM solutions, providing an additional layer of protection.

Employee Awareness and Training:

Employees are often the weakest link in network security. Without proper awareness and training, they may unknowingly engage in risky behaviors or fall victim to social engineering attacks, putting the entire network at risk. Companies should not solely depend on their employees to uphold their security protocols; they should take measures to protect their business in the event that employees fail to comply.


While it may not be feasible to train and monitor every employee individually to ensure compliance with company policies, SafeUTM offers a simple and convenient way to restrict access to potentially harmful resources. By implementing this measure, employees are protected from falling prey to cybercriminals. Additionally, our solution allows for the blocking of anonymizers, ensuring that established security policies cannot be bypassed.

Compliance Requirements:

Compliance with industry regulations and data protection laws is a critical concern for SMBs. Failing to meet these requirements can result in severe consequences, such as legal penalties and damaged reputation. SMBs need a network security solution that can help them achieve and maintain compliance.


With SafeUTM, you can ensure that all necessary measures are implemented, enabling your organization to comply with these standards effectively. By utilizing SafeUTM, you can have peace of mind knowing that your cybersecurity requirements are met, reducing the risk of potential threats and maintaining a secure environment for your business operations.


As SMBs grow, their network security needs evolve. They require a scalable solution that can adapt to their changing requirements without significant disruptions or additional costs. Hardware solutions can often complicate matters, especially when it comes to scalability and cost. If you have a hardware device designed for 50 users, it becomes challenging when you need to accommodate 60 users, as you would have to invest in additional hardware, which may be costly and uncertain in terms of pricing.


SafeUTM offers flexible licensing options that are not tied to specific hardware. This means that you can easily acquire additional licenses или you can easily expand the license count at the spot when needed.Our transparent pricing structure ensures that you know exactly what you are paying for. Accurate projections of your company's employee growth will enable you to estimate the required number of additional licenses for the upcoming year, allowing for proper budgeting and ensuring adequate resources to support business growth.

Keeping up with Evolving Threats:

The threat landscape is constantly evolving, with new and sophisticated threats emerging regularly. SMBs often struggle to keep pace with these threats and may lack the expertise to effectively mitigate them. They need a solution that stays updated with the latest threat intelligence and provides proactive protection.


By regularly updating SafeUTM databases, we stay at the forefront of cybersecurity, incorporating the latest threat intelligence and mitigation techniques. There are 500 mln harmful URLs on our updated database and 15 mln C&C domains and IP addresses in the Blocklist. This proactive approach enables us to provide robust protection against evolving threats, safeguarding your systems and data from potential breaches.