Protection From Threats and Unwanted Content.
Enterprises continue to face increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks which threaten business continuity. Enterprise boundaries have extended to cover multiple sites, on-premise data centres, and private, hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Employees use multiple devices, both corporate and personal and work from various locations. New security and privacy regulations are emerging and becoming more robust, making compliance with these regulations and security standards challenging.
Many organisations have implemented multiple cybersecurity defense layers to protect their premises, users, data, networks and applications. The speed of innovation and rapid security technology lifecycles require agile and multi-disciplined security engineers to operate and maintain these solutions. Firewalls are often used as the first line of defense. According to Gartner, 99% of firewall breaches will be caused by misconfigurations rather than firewall flaws.
Next-Generation Firewall Solutions
There is a need for a new generation of firewalls that have been designed for the cloud era. It is essential that they are easy to manage, and offer visibility and comprehensive security across private and multi-cloud environments. These firewalls must also be integrated into the existing security architecture, which is likely to include identity and access and management (IAM), SIEM and sandboxing.
Firewall deployment cases
Best-of-breed Firewall Protection.
Infradata offers best-of-breed firewall protection from leading and visionary firewall vendors - either fully or partially managed. The combination of the best technology and skilled Infradata engineers ensures maximum efficiency and highest security posture.
Firewall protection includes different deployment use cases:
- Stateful Firewalls
- Next Generation Firewalls
- Intrusion Detection
- Universal Threat Management
The stateful firewall is the first and most basic generation of firewall technology. It maintains the state of every connection coming through it and is still in use today for protecting networks instead of traditional Access Control Lists.
Next generation firewalling is part of 3rd generation firewall technology and combines the capability of an enterprise firewall, intrusion prevention system (IPS), application control, URL filtering, VPN, sandboxing and more.
Intrusion detection can be offered as a stand-alone solution or as an add-on to a next generation firewall solution. It detects and blocks threats from malicious and risky applications before they reach network devices. It uses real-time threat intelligence in combination with intrusion detection rules.
Universal Threat Management
Universal threat management (UTM) is a network security solution that offers multiple security features. UTM features include anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-spam, network firewalling, intrusion detection and prevention, content filtering and leak prevention.
Other related services and products include:
- Firewall operation management
- Firewall rule auditing and assessment services
- Firewall rules cleanup and optimisation service
- Firewall migration services