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Fortify Your Network Security with Managed Next-Gen Firewall Services

In today’s ever-evolving threat landscape, traditional firewalls are no longer sufficient to protect your organisation’s network from sophisticated cyber attacks. F7Cybersec’s Managed Next-Gen Firewall Services provide a comprehensive solution that combines advanced threat protection, granular control, and expert management to safeguard your network against modern security challenges.

Our next-generation firewalls go beyond simple packet filtering and incorporate deep packet inspection, intrusion prevention, application awareness, and user identity management. By analysing network traffic at a granular level, our managed firewalls can detect and block advanced threats, prevent unauthorised access, and enforce application-specific policies.

With F7Cybersec’s Managed Next-Gen Firewall Services, you can fortify your network perimeterreduce your attack surface, and gain unparalleled visibility and control over your network traffic. Trust our expert team to manage and monitor your firewalls 24/7, providing you with peace of mind and allowing you to focus on your core business operations.

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Enhance Network Security and Simplify Management with Managed Next-Gen Firewalls

Discover the key benefits of F7Cybersec's Managed Next-Gen Firewall Services and strengthen your organisation's security posture.

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Simplify Firewall Management and Fortify Your Defences with F7Cybersec

Managing next-generation firewalls can be complex and time-consuming, requiring specialised expertise and constant vigilance. F7Cybersec understands the challenges organisations face in effectively securing their networks while dealing with limited resources and competing priorities.

Our Managed Next-Gen Firewall Services provide a comprehensive solution that combines advanced security capabilities with expert management and monitoring. By entrusting your firewall management to our skilled security professionals, you can free up your internal IT resources and ensure that your network remains protected against evolving cyber threats.

Don’t let complex firewall management hinder your organisation’s security posture. Simplify your firewall operations and fortify your defences with F7Cybersec’s Managed Next-Gen Firewall Services.

Frequently Asked Questions

A next-generation firewall (NGFW) is an advanced network security solution that goes beyond the capabilities of traditional firewalls. While traditional firewalls primarily focus on packet filtering and network-level access control, NGFWs incorporate additional security functionalities to provide a more comprehensive and effective defence against modern cyber threats.

The key differences between NGFWs and traditional firewalls include:

  1. Application Awareness and Control: NGFWs have the ability to identify and control applications running on the network. They can enforce application-specific policies, blocking or allowing traffic based on the application, user, or content. This granular control helps prevent unauthorised applications and risky user behaviour.

  2. Deep Packet Inspection (DPI): NGFWs perform deep packet inspection, examining the entire content of network packets, not just the headers. This enables them to identify and block advanced threats, such as malware, intrusions, and application-layer attacks that traditional firewalls might miss.

  3. Threat Prevention: NGFWs incorporate intrusion prevention systems (IPS), anti-malware, and anti-exploit capabilities. They use threat intelligence, behavioural analysis, and machine learning to detect and prevent known and unknown threats in real-time.

  4. User Identity Management: NGFWs integrate with user identity management systems, such as Active Directory, to enforce user-based policies. They can grant or restrict access to network resources based on user identity, group membership, or role, providing granular access control.

  5. SSL/TLS Inspection: NGFWs can decrypt and inspect SSL/TLS encrypted traffic, ensuring that threats cannot hide within encrypted communication channels. This helps prevent malware and data exfiltration attempts that leverage encryption to evade detection.

  6. Unified Threat Management: NGFWs often combine multiple security functions, such as firewall, IPS, VPN, and web filtering, into a single platform. This integration simplifies management, reduces complexity, and provides a holistic view of network security.

By incorporating these advanced capabilities, NGFWs provide a more comprehensive and effective security solution compared to traditional firewalls. They enable organisations to protect their networks against sophisticated threats, enforce granular control over applications and users, and gain deeper visibility into network activity.

F7Cybersec’s Managed Next-Gen Firewall Services include a comprehensive set of security features to protect your network against various cyber threats. The key security features of our managed NGFW solution are:

  1. Stateful Firewall: Our NGFWs provide robust stateful inspection, examining network traffic at the packet level and enforcing rules based on IP addresses, ports, and protocols. This ensures that only authorized traffic is allowed to enter or leave your network.

  2. Application Visibility and Control: Our managed firewalls provide deep visibility into the applications running on your network. They can identify and control application traffic, enforcing policies based on application type, user identity, and content. This helps prevent unauthorised applications and risky user behaviour.

  3. Intrusion Prevention System (IPS): Integrated IPS capabilities enable our NGFWs to detect and block network-based threats, such as malware, exploits, and attacks. The IPS uses signature-based detection, behavioural analysis, and anomaly detection to identify and prevent known and unknown threats.

  4. Anti-Malware: Our managed firewalls incorporate anti-malware engines that scan network traffic for malicious code, including viruses, worms, trojans, and ransomware. They use a combination of signature-based detection, heuristics, and machine learning to identify and block malware in real-time.

  5. URL Filtering: Our NGFWs include URL filtering capabilities that allow you to control access to web content based on categories, reputation, and risk levels. You can block access to malicious websites, enforce acceptable use policies, and prevent users from accessing inappropriate or unproductive content.

  6. SSL/TLS Inspection: Our managed firewalls can decrypt and inspect SSL/TLS encrypted traffic, ensuring that threats cannot hide within encrypted communication channels. This helps prevent malware and data exfiltration attempts that leverage encryption to evade detection.

  7. Virtual Private Network (VPN): Integrated VPN functionality enables secure remote access to your network resources. Our NGFWs support various VPN protocols, such as IPsec and SSL/TLS, and provide secure connectivity for remote users and branch offices.

  8. User Identity Management: Our managed firewalls integrate with user identity management systems, such as Active Directory, to enforce user-based policies. They can grant or restrict access to network resources based on user identity, group membership, or role, providing granular access control.

  9. Threat Intelligence: F7Cybersec’s Managed Next-Gen Firewall Services leverage real-time threat intelligence feeds to stay up-to-date with the latest threats and vulnerabilities. Our firewalls use this intelligence to proactively detect and block emerging threats, ensuring that your network remains protected.

  10. Reporting and Analytics: Our managed firewalls provide detailed reporting and analytics capabilities, giving you visibility into network activity, security events, and user behaviour. These insights help you identify potential security risks, investigate incidents, and meet compliance requirements.

By combining these advanced security features, F7Cybersec’s Managed Next-Gen Firewall Services provide a comprehensive and multi-layered approach to network security. Our expert team manages and monitors these features on your behalf, ensuring that your firewalls are optimally configured and effectively protecting your network against evolving cyber threats.

F7Cybersec provides comprehensive management and monitoring services for your organisation’s next-gen firewalls. Our team of skilled security professionals takes a proactive approach to ensure that your firewalls are properly configured, updated, and monitored to provide optimal protection against cyber threats.

Here’s how F7Cybersec manages and monitors your next-gen firewalls:

  1. Initial Assessment and Configuration: Our team begins by conducting a thorough assessment of your network infrastructure, security requirements, and business objectives. We work closely with your IT staff to understand your existing security policies and identify any gaps or areas for improvement. Based on this assessment, we design and implement a customized firewall configuration that aligns with your specific needs.

  2. 24/7 Monitoring and Threat Detection: Our security operations center (SOC) continuously monitors your firewalls 24/7, 365 days a year. We use advanced monitoring tools and threat intelligence to detect and respond to potential security incidents in real-time. Our SOC analysts investigate alerts, analyze log data, and proactively hunt for threats to ensure that your network remains secure.

  3. Firewall Rule Management: F7Cybersec’s team manages and maintains your firewall rules to ensure they remain effective and up-to-date. We regularly review and optimize your firewall policies, eliminating unnecessary or redundant rules and implementing best practices for security and performance. We also assist with creating new rules and modifying existing ones as your business requirements evolve.

  4. Security Updates and Patch Management: Our team keeps your firewalls up-to-date with the latest security updates, patches, and firmware upgrades. We monitor for new vulnerabilities and apply the necessary patches to mitigate potential risks. We follow a rigorous change management process to ensure that updates are tested and deployed in a controlled manner, minimizing any impact on your network operations.

  5. Incident Response and Remediation: In the event of a security incident or breach, F7Cybersec’s incident response team springs into action. We follow established incident response procedures to contain the incident, investigate the root cause, and develop a remediation plan. We work closely with your IT team to implement the necessary corrective actions and provide guidance on strengthening your security posture to prevent future incidents.

  6. Reporting and Compliance: F7Cybersec provides regular reports and dashboards that give you visibility into your firewall activity, security events, and compliance status. Our reports include detailed information on blocked threats, bandwidth usage, application activity, and user behaviour. We can also generate custom reports to meet specific compliance requirements, such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, or GDPR.

  7. Continuous Optimization and Improvement: Our team continuously monitors and analyzes your firewall performance, identifying opportunities for optimization and improvement. We provide recommendations on firewall rule tuning, network segmentation, and security best practices to enhance your overall security posture. We also conduct regular security assessments and penetration testing to validate the effectiveness of your firewall defences.

By entrusting the management and monitoring of your next-gen firewalls to F7Cybersec, you can benefit from our expertise, resources, and proactive approach to security. Our team becomes an extension of your IT department, providing the necessary support and guidance to keep your network secure and compliant. This allows you to focus on your core business operations while having peace of mind that your firewalls are being effectively managed and monitored by security professionals.

Yes, F7Cybersec’s Managed Next-Gen Firewall Services are designed to integrate seamlessly with your existing security tools and infrastructure. We understand that most organisations have a diverse set of security solutions in place, and our managed firewall services are built to complement and enhance your existing security ecosystem.

Integration with existing security tools and infrastructure is crucial for several reasons:

  1. Holistic Security Visibility: By integrating your next-gen firewalls with other security tools, such as SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) or SOAR (Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response) platforms, you can gain a comprehensive view of your security posture. This integration allows for the correlation of security events and data from multiple sources, enabling faster detection and response to potential threats.

  2. Streamlined Incident Response: Integration with incident response platforms and ticketing systems allows for seamless communication and collaboration between F7Cybersec’s security team and your internal IT staff. When a security incident is detected, our team can quickly create tickets, assign tasks, and track the progress of the incident response process within your existing workflows.

  3. Automated Threat Intelligence Sharing: F7Cybersec’s managed firewalls can integrate with threat intelligence platforms and feeds to automatically consume and share up-to-date threat information. This integration enables your firewalls to proactively block known threats and adapt to emerging risks based on the latest intelligence.

  4. Unified Access Control: Integration with identity and access management (IAM) solutions, such as Active Directory or single sign-on (SSO) platforms, allows for consistent enforcement of user-based policies across your network. This integration ensures that access control policies defined in your IAM system are automatically applied to your managed firewalls, providing a unified and centralized approach to access management.

  5. Compliance Reporting: F7Cybersec’s managed firewalls can integrate with compliance management and reporting tools to automate the collection and formatting of firewall logs and events. This integration simplifies the process of generating compliance reports and demonstrating adherence to regulatory requirements, such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, or GDPR.

To facilitate integration, F7Cybersec’s Managed Next-Gen Firewall Services offer the following capabilities:

  • Open APIs and SDKs: Our managed firewall platform provides open APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) and SDKs (Software Development Kits) that allow for seamless integration with third-party tools and platforms. These APIs enable bidirectional data exchange, configuration management, and automation of security workflows.

  • Standard Protocols and Formats: Our firewalls support industry-standard protocols and formats, such as syslog, SNMP, and CEF (Common Event Format), for log collection and event forwarding. This ensures compatibility with a wide range of security information and event management (SIEM) and log management solutions.

  • Customizable Integration Templates: F7Cybersec provides customizable integration templates and scripts that facilitate the integration of our managed firewalls with popular security tools and platforms. These templates streamline the integration process and reduce the time and effort required for setup and configuration.

  • Professional Services: Our team of security experts offers professional services to assist with the integration of our managed firewall services into your existing security infrastructure. We work closely with your IT team to understand your specific integration requirements, design integration architectures, and implement the necessary configurations to ensure seamless interoperability.

By integrating F7Cybersec’s Managed Next-Gen Firewall Services with your existing security tools and infrastructure, you can leverage the benefits of a unified and cohesive security ecosystem. This integration enables you to maximize the value of your security investments, streamline security operations, and enhance your overall security posture.

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