24x7 monitoring and management of firewalls is a highly skilled and resource-intensive operation requiring a high level of expertise. Devices must be provisioned, deployed, upgraded and patched to keep up with the latest threats.
Leaving your firewalls on auto-pilot is no longer an option. Security policies and configurations on your firewall devices must be updated to ensure appropriate access controls are consistent with changing business environments. Network firewall traffic must be monitored continuously to identify and respond to threats before damage is done.
A firewall estate is a 'chunky' purchase that probably accounts for a sizable slice of any organiation's IT budget. And that's before you get to staffing and training costs to provision and maintain the firewall. A Managed Firewall can mean zero capital investment with long-term reduced, predictable cost, allowing you to apply savings and allocate resources to strategic business initiatives.
Receive round the clock support, 24x7, from an award-winning Managed Service helpdesk. Your firewall will be in the expert hands of over 200 dedicated security experts across Security Operations Centers in London, New York, Dubai, Doha and Pune. This ensures a truly 24x7 service that 'follows' the sun.
Remove the management and monitoring burden of resourcing your own firewall. Free up resources and reduce overhead by leveraging expertise. Proactive hands-on management of configuration and appliance health and status checks result in the detection and resolving of issues before they impact network availability and business operations.
LAN3 has been installing and maintaining firewalls for nearly ten years. But increasingly our clients were concerned about the ongoing complexities of managing firewalls in an era when expertise is being diluted by the sheer number of systems in-house IT staff are expected to stay on top of. This dilution of knowledge usually goes hand-in-hand with security best practices slipping, and organisations becoming more vulnerable.
As such, LAN3 has partnered with Si Cyber to offer access to their worldwide Security Operations Centres, and over 200 firewalling experts. If you have an existing firewall, its ongoing management and performance can be assumed, and firewalling best practices reintroduced.
Increasingly popular, especially for those who don't want expensive hardware on-site, is the use of a 'firewall in the cloud' service akin to Cato Networks. This is especially appealing to organisations concerned with the disintegration of the network perimeter as a result of a mobile workforce and cloud computing.