Network security is not a product that can be bought off the shelf and yet with every passing week we are seeing more and more reports of cyber-attacks on businesses of all sizes, so we all know this is an issue that cannot be ignored. Firewalls have been a first line of defence in network security for more than 25 years. They establish a barrier between secured and controlled internal networks that can be trusted and untrusted external networks, such as the internet.
Next generation firewalls
Our next generation firewalls analyse network traffic up to and including layer 7 to ensure access control policies are enforced to prioritise your critical traffic. By classifying traffic at layer 7, these firewalls control evasive, encrypted and peer-to-peer applications, like BitTorrent or Skype, that cannot be controlled by traditional firewalls.
We use Cisco state-of-the-art security products to block more threats and quickly mitigate those that do breach network defences with effective IPS and IDS (LINK) protection. Your administrators benefit from complete visibility of users, content and applications on your network or we can offer a managed service for servers located in one of our data centres.
Whatever your requirement, we will size the most appropriate firewall for each solution, depending on the amount of internet bandwidth required, number of devices to be protected, number of users, type of VPN connections and data throughput required. Alternatively, we can provide you with a raw internet connection to allow you to run your own network security.
Contact us if your businesses if looking at investing in next generation firewalling.