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Are Firewall Security Assessments Vital?
Firewalls must be assessed and reviewed on an ongoing basis so that they maintain effectiveness in securing your company.
We customise our approach to your business. We implement measures in line with best practice. We operate consistently with your firewall change management and help you increase the chances of identifying weaknesses in your security systems before they become a problem. By doing this, we can prevent your data from being compromised by cyber attackers.
The most dangerous thing about a firewall is the false sense of security provided by a misconfigured instance. Your firewall is your first line of defence against threats from outside your business; any misconfiguration is a potential vector for attack.
We can help. Contact us today to discuss your requirements and to organise a review of your current firewall security.
Frequently asked questions about our Firewall Security Assessment
Please see below for some common questions on our firewall security assessment, if you would prefer to speak to someone then give us a call and speak to one of the security team.
HOW DO I PERFORM A FIREWALL AUDIT?
To audit securely and effectively it is best to speak to a specialist.
ConnectDS conduct firewall audits using a specialist appliance to probe the firewall and attempt to bypass restrictions currently in place. This requires the experience and technical ability to perform this safely and securely.
HOW TO ASSESS WHICH FIREWALL TO PURCHASE?
The best firewall for your business depends on a number of factors – speak to our team to help you scope the right firewall for your business.
WHAT IS FIREWALL ASSESSMENT?
A firewall assessment looks at the configuration of your current firewall to determine its efficacy. We look to see whether or not your current solution provides a suitable amount of protection against external threats.
WHAT IS A NEXT GENERATION FIREWALL (NGFW)?
A next-gen firewall is a conventional firewall combined with other network device filtering such as deep packet inspection and intrusion detection.
HOW MANY TYPES OF FIREWALL ARE THERE & WHAT ARE THEY CALLED?
There are 3 main types of firewall:
Hardware firewalls – these sit at the edge of your network.
Software firewalls – these sit on each endpoint or servers, such as web application firewalls.
Cloud firewalls – this is a hosted firewall with a maintained cloud platform, also known as Firewall-as-a-Service (FaaS).
WHAT ARE FIREWALL RULES?
Firewall rules examine the control information in individual packets. Ports can be blocked according to firewall rules. Firewall rules will block ports if they are found to be receiving malicious traffic.
DO FIREWALLS NEED TO BE ASSESSED REGULARLY?
To ensure maximum effectiveness of your firewall, network protection and traffic should be monitored on a regular basis and firewall configurations should be adjusted accordingly.
ARE THERE ANY LIMITATIONS OF FIREWALLS?
Traditional firewalls have many limitations compared to newer next-gen firewalls provided by ConnectDS. Due to encrypted communications there is often a lack of security visibility, this can be resolved by a layered approach to cyber security and leveraging endpoint and network data to be correlated by the ConnectDS SOC.
HOW DO I TEST FIREWALL SECURITY?
Testing your firewall security can been done in a number of ways. One such way is to conduct a penetration test. If you’d like to learn more, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
HOW DO I HARDEN MY FIREWALL?
Speak to a member of our team on how our firewall security assessments can validate the effectiveness of your network security and ensure your business is getting the best protection from your firewall platform.