Security is paramount to every organisation's IT systems today. Managed firewalls are configured to allow 'good' traffic in and to keep 'bad' traffic out, and need updating continuously as new users come online, employees change and new applications are added.
The managed firewall services offered by Somerville provide our customers with the highest level of security for the minimum cost and effort.
Built on industry standard Cisco ASA technology, Somerville's Netfilter Virtual Firewall solution provides a robust platform to secure your network and information from unauthorized access, while maximising network resiliency and maintaining business continuity. The virtual firewall methodology enables the firewall to be partitioned into multiple standalone firewalls. Each standalone firewall acts and behaves as an independent entity with its own configuration, interfaces, security policies, routing table, and administrators.
Cost of Ownership.
The Virtual Firewall is provided as a managed service and as such will simply appear as a line item on your monthly invoice. This means that it becomes an operational expense rather than capital expenditure.
No end of life hardware.
As you are paying for a service, not the hardware, you will never have to upgrade end of life hardware again.
Additional hosted equipment.
As your DMZ has extended into the Netfilter Core, it is simple to take advantage of hosted and core managed services.
For multi-site networks, moving the internet access point to the hub of the private network removes mission critical status from the primary site, allowing the secondary sites to retain internet access should the primary site lose access.