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Managed Firewall

Your network’s first line of defence

Overview

When your business is always open and online 24/7 it’s great for productivity. But it poses a serious risk, with your IT infrastructure open all day and all night. With our next generation firewalls we’ll stand between your network and the outside world.

Get a managed firewall service that takes advantage of the very latest technology when it comes to defending your network.

And because it’s fully managed, it’s backed by the skill and expertise of our security experts who can look after everything for you.

Next generation firewall

We’re working with Palo Alto Networks to deliver a firewall that’s been designed from the ground-up to be truly application-aware giving you the control you need to apply your own security policy..

It removes the need for ‘blanket bans’ on applications, and instead frees you up to give access to them while still protecting you against risks.

You’ll get detailed information about the applications, users and content on your network so you can quickly and easily assess a threat and respond accordingly.

Plus, with detailed information at your fingertips you’ll be able to set user-based access policies so your staff always have access to the tools and resources they need.

All managed for you

You’ll be getting the tightest security, all configured and installed by us to make sure it fits with your company security policies.

And of course, we’ll monitor it and manage it proactively so you won’t have to worry about doing in in-house. So there’s no need to hire in specialists and you can free up your time to focus on the bigger picture.

Or, if you’d like to get involved with some of the policy controls then choose a co-managed solution and we’ll work together to keep your network under lock and key.

Managed Firewall is designed to help you:
Connect
Consolidate
Transform
Discover how we can connect and transform your business.

What You Get

Managed firewall is all part of our fully-managed high speed connection, Secure Managed Internet Access. It takes care of not only the connection, but the security too.

With the next generation firewall at your disposal, you’ll have all the tools you need to set usage policies and respond fast to any potential threats.

It moves away from using IP addresses alone as a policy control and instead accesses a range of enterprise directories and terminal policies to help you set detailed policy rules and give your staff freedom to use the resources they need while still keeping the bad stuff out.

Here’s what you’ll be able to do when you add our Managed Firewall to your connection:

  • Choose how you manage it – whether you want to retain some control of policies or hand it all over to us to manage, it’s up to you. You can choose from a fully-managed or a co-managed solution
  • Get the latest technology at your fingertips – you’ll be using next-generation firewall hardware from Palo Alto Networks. It’s a revolutionary piece of kit that identifies layer traffic across all ports, allowing you to apply user or group specific policies
  • Control web activity – you’ll get URL web-filtering to give you control over all web activity, so you can safeguard your organisation against a range of legal, regulatory and resource utilisation risks
  • Spot threats on your network – with built-in threat protection, analysing all traffic on all ports to give you some of the most complete protection around

Comprehensive service

One of our engineers will install your firewall and make sure it’s configured to comply with your security policy. We’ll test everything to the max and there’s a confirmation period too – so we won’t be happy until you’re happy.

Your service will be proactively monitored so we can keep on the lookout for new threats. And as you’d expect with us, there’s 24/7 fault and emergency incident support and a comprehensive SLA that offers service credits for failure to meet specified targets.

The Benefits

You already know you can’t leave your network open. But why hand over the keys to us? Well, there are loads of benefits, not least that you’ll be working with some of the best brains in the business when it comes to securing your network.

Want a few more? Here goes:

  • Simplify your IT infrastructure with just one provider taking care of your connection and your security. So you can free up your time to focus on the bigger picture while we take care of the network
  • Reduce the risk of unauthorised access to your network and resources and mitigate the risk of your staff being exposed to inappropriate content
  • Increase productivity and reduce business risk by managing employee internet usage and ensuring appropriate and acceptable use.
  • Protect against loss of revenue by keeping your network safe from fraudsters and bad guys

Specs

Want to dig into the details? Here’s the techy bit about Palo Alto’s firewall:

  • 4 Gbit/s firewall throughput (App-ID enabled)
  • 2 Gbit/s threat prevention throughput
  • 500 Mbit/s IPSec VPN throughput
  • 500,000 max sessions
  • 50,000 new sessions per second
  • 2,000 IPSec VPN tunnels/tunnel interfaces
  • 2,000 SSL VPN Users
  • 10 virtual routers
  • 1/6 virtual systems (base/max)
  • 40 security zones
  • 5,000 max number of policies

Pretty impressive eh?