A firewall’s primary objective is to prevent rogue or unauthorised access by hackers and costly business interruptions.

Firewall management is resource-intensive and requires a high level of expertise to prevent unauthorised access and costly breaches. Devices must be provisioned, deployed, upgraded and patched to keep up with the latest threats. Security policies and configurations must be updated to ensure appropriate access controls are consistent with changing business environments. Network traffic must be monitored continuously to identify and respond to threats before damage is done.

Managed Firewall Services from Vectra provide the following:

  • Device provisioning and deployment
  • Device upgrades and configuration, including policy and patch management
  • Security event and appliance health monitoring
  • Managed appliance backup and restore
  • Portal-based service reporting

Remove the management and monitoring burden

Using the Managed Firewall Service simplifies and streamlines the management and monitoring of your firewall appliances. Vectra’s certified engineers perform all tasks needed to make the most of your firewall infrastructure, alleviating the burden of administering, maintaining and monitoring your appliances. This reduces your operational overhead, allowing you to spend your time and resources on other key initiatives.

Maximise update and availability

With the Managed Firewall Service, you reduce the risk of network and secvice interruptions due to poorly maintained or improperly configured firewall appliances. Vectra’s certified firewall engineers keep managed firewall devices patched with the latest vendor releases. To ensure auditable and accurate deployment of firewall changes, our experts use mature operational support systems and procedures that include health checks, staging, peer reviews and change validation. Additionally, daily backups are performed to ensure fast recovery in the event of firewall hardware or software failure.