Chances are your network security is being evaluated on a weekly, if not daily basis. The risk of a cyber attack on your organisation is real and if you’re not adequately protected, it could result in a breach.
The first step to securing your network is a perimeter firewall. This controls the flow of traffic entering or leaving your network, providing a first line of defence against cyber attacks.
What used to be a simple choice is now a buyers market. There are so many options for securing your perimeter with a firewall that it’s not only confusing but it often leads organisations into the easier option of going with the previous model for the sake of simplicity.
We can advise which type of perimeter firewall suits your requirements, whether it’s a unified threat management (UTM) appliance, an enterprise firewall or a hypervisor based datacentre-class firewall.
After that, we’ll look at what vendors cater for your needs and how familiar your security staff are with each of these. With some Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs) offering far more than just intrusion prevention and application control features such as web filtering and IP reputation, you want to be sure you have a high-performing and effective solution in place.
And finally, we can help with your firewall configuration to see how we can optimise it, to be certain that it does what you expect it to do.