Firewalls are fundamental to protecting network traffic including the flow of sensitive data. They are required for compliance to mandates like PCI DSS, HIPAA, and GDPR. Companies that don’t have the personnel resources available to manage their firewall or other security devices can close data security gaps and better prevent data breaches by using a managed firewall service. Most businesses do not have the personnel to manage their firewalls and security overall. We can provide option so that you can better focus on your core business objectives.
Comprehensive firewall management requires a high degree of expertise and constant vigilance. Firewalls are not a point-and-click or set-it-and-forget-it technology. Purchasing and initially configuring a firewall that is adequate for any given environment is only the beginning.
Whether for compliance or data security alone, a managed firewall service can add significant security to a network.
One of the first questions many business owners have about hiring a managed firewall service provider is: “How much will it cost me?” This is a perfectly natural question to have. But, here’s the better question: “How much can using a managed firewall service save me?”
In any cost/benefit analysis, it’s always important to assess the risk of using or ignoring a particular tool or resource. In the case of not using managed firewall solutions, the risk can be quite high.
For example, how much productivity would your business lose if a poorly-optimized firewall configuration caused legitimate access requests to fail? Or, how much would it cost your business if an improper firewall configuration let a cybercriminal breach your network?
So, when weighing the cost of managed firewall services, consider the price you might have to pay if you don’t have a well-managed firewall.