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Firewall Security

Network security solutions that monitor and filter incoming and outgoing network traffic based on a set of defined security rules.

What is Firewall Security?

A firewall is a security device that protects networks by filtering network traffic and blocking unauthorised users from gaining access to data on computers.

Firewalls decide whether to allow or deny network traffic based on a set of pre-determined security rules, and work by establishing a barrier between secured and controlled internal networks and untrusted outside networks, such as the Internet, boosting privacy and preventing attacks.

Firewalls have traditionally been the first line of defence for network security management teams, and have become a critical security tool as the global use of the internet has increased over time.

 

How do BCN’s Managed Firewall services work?

Powerful security features with maximum flexibility and minimum effort.

Our security experts will manage the administration, operation, monitoring, and maintenance of your managed firewall infrastructure in order to maintain security and business continuity without having to invest in expensive resource and processes, freeing your staff to focus on their core responsibilities.

Features and benefits of a BCN Managed Firewall include:

Reduced costs 

Avoid the cost of expensive security-skilled personnel.

Policy and rule-base changes

As your business continues to evolve, our team will assist in keeping your Firewall and NAT rules up to date to recommended industry standard security practices.

Proactive monitoring 

Managed firewalls will proactively monitor your device metrics, availability, health and configuration at an early stage, to prevent larger and more costly security attacks to your business’ network.

VPN configurations 

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) enable remote working employees to securely connect to your business’ server using the routing infrastructure provided by a public network e.g. the internet. Our VPN software includes services such as user authentication and data encryption, ensuring that a secure point-to-point channel of communication is achieved.

Backup 

To support our customers recovery following a failure, natural disaster, or cyber-attack, our firewall security services are fully backed up, meaning your business-critical information, data and system configuration files are always recoverable.

Remote helpdesk support 

Our team are only a call away. We will act as an extension of your business, providing proactive support and advice when your business needs it.

Hardware and Software inventory 

We will provide your business with a full hardware and software inventory assessment. Providing you will a full audit on your business’ technological configuration.

Patch management 

BCN’s managed firewall services will make sure that our customers patches are regularly reviewed and updated accordingly, ensuring your defenses are working at their best.

Incident and Event management 

Our incident and event management tools will provide you with real-time visibility across your business’ security systems, consolidate your business data, and provide automatic security alert notifications. Stay on top of your security with BCN’s incident and event management.

Regular reporting

Get regular reports of your firewalls performance, and gain full visibility of any potential violations of your firewalls pre-configured security policy.

Partnering with Fortinet. Here’s a rundown of our FortiGate Firewall appliances:

Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) and Virtual Appliance

Best-of-breed solution that delivers critical risk management against the latest threats, resiliency that ensures business continuity, scalability that extends data-center protection wherever it is needed, and automation and orchestration features that accelerate responsiveness.

Secure Web-Gateway

The Fortinet Secure Web Gateway solution offers a unique combination of security capabilities, including web filtering, DNS Security, inline CASB, antivirus, antimalware, anti-botnet, SSL inspection, and data loss prevention.

Secure SD-WAN

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN solution enables enterprises to transform and secure all WAN edges. That means that an organisation can transform its capabilities by leveraging the corporate WAN as well as multi-cloud connectivity, delivering high-speed application performance at the WAN edge.

With additional licenses you can get these features:

FortiManager 

The unprecedented rise in digital transformation has meant that networks and network security have become both much more complex as well as vulnerable to increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks. FortiManager provides businesses with centralised management that is scalable, achieving ultra-fast, end-to-end security, and improved operational efficiency and automated workflows. (additional licenses required)

FortiAnalyzer

Provides security fabric analytics and automation to provide better detection and response against cyber risks. (additional licenses required)

Software vs Hardware Firewall

BCN provide both software and hardware firewalls, but which is the best for your business? This will depend on your environment. Both options are designed to perform similar functions, but in slightly different ways.

Hardware firewalls:

Hardware firewall are physical units that sit directly behind the router and are configured to analyse inbound and outbound traffic, filtering out specific threats it comes across. Hardware units have several benefits:

  • Intelligently control the traffic that reaches your server to proactively protect your business from harmful traffic.
  • Configure your firewall with specific rules for all traffic to better protect your business from data leakage and cyber-attacks.
  • Ease the burden on other server resources.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Software Firewalls: 

Software firewalls on the other hand are installed directly on a computer or server but are also configured to analyse and filter out unwanted traffic based on a set of predefined rules. Software firewalls have a number of benefits:

  • Generally cost less initially than their hardware counterpart
  • Require no space to install as they are applications
  • Much simpler to install

BCN’s approach to Network Firewall Security

As a managed service provider, our managed firewall services are set up according to our Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), a guide that ensures our team securely installs our services and solutions at the highest industry level, complying with all industry standards.

We provide our customers with a full strategy to deploy their firewall security and ensure the firewall and user accounts are secured. Depending on the type of firewall you choose, we will either decide with you which traffic you want to monitor or that will already be pre-defined, giving you full control on how your security infrastructure is managed and installed.

 

Clients we have provided Managed Firewall Services:

Digital transformation following acquisition trial for national drainage franchise

Metro Rod

Bespoke application for Lawyer Checker building on their 'Microsoft first' strategy

Lawyer Checker

IT Infrastructure upgrade for UK leading supplier of British tomatoes

APS Salads

Why choose BCN for Managed Firewall?

BCN Group have partnered with the best in the business when it comes to Firewall security. Our partner Fortinet secures the largest enterprises, service providers, and government organisations in the world and was ranked #1 in the SMB use case in the 2022 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Network Firewalls.

Technology is now a fundamental part of our working lives improving efficiency and connectivity, but it has also opened the door to cyber-crime. When it comes to your business’ security, why not partner with the best.

What is more, our three-step approach ensures that our customers are provided with most effective solutions, consistently delivered.

Want to find out more? Get in touch with one of our experts today.