ConnectDS Provide a Fully Managed Next Generation Firewall Service Monitored and Managed by our UK Team Based in our Surrey & London Office locations.

ConnectDS offer fully managed firewall (NGFW) services to small and medium sized businesses across the UK from our Surrey and London office locations – An enterprise firewall provides a first line of protection with Unified Threat Management (UTM) layered protection against internal and external network based cyber security threats.

Enhanced visibility of network and device activity is monitored for ongoing threats using advanced threat prevention, granular application and web filtering. Remote management ensures further control and reconfiguration can be performed remotely.

Next Generation Firewall Managed Service

As a trusted Managed Security Service provider (MSSP) we offer a next generation firewall service includes:

  • Signature based threat detection and prevention using Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) functionality.
  • Office network access via user VPN (SSL-VPN)
  • Next Generation firewall providing application aware capabilities and ability to filter upon specific applications in addition to port numbers.
  • Website and application filtering for inappropriate or malicious communication between internal and external entities.
  • Wireless internet access to be provided for both corporate and guest users with required isolation.
  • Fully managed network service to include all ongoing technical support for the firewall, including unlimited technical support both remote and onsite.
  • Hardware required for the service will remain the property of Connect Digital Security, upon end of term hardware ownership can be transferred upon agreement between both parties.
  • Hardware support and replacement is provided by Connect Digital Security and included within the service fee.
  • Any major project work, including office relocation that requires significant reconfiguration or additional hardware may incur additional upfront and/or service cost to the client.
  • Proactive monitoring of health and performance, including software updates to be managed by Connect Digital Security.

Frequently Asked Questions about Next Generation Firewall:

Please see below for some common questions on our NG Firewall service, if you would prefer to speak to someone then give us a call and speak to one of our team in our Surrey or London offices to understand your requirements and learn how our security experts support other businesses in the United Kingdom (UK).

The benefits of a managed firewall solution are simplified firewall management, 24/7/365 monitoring, reduced complexity, alleviating the requirement for internal expertise and greater protection.

Firewall appliances can either be deployed as hardware or software virtual machines – in most instances organisations deploy firewall solutions on hardware appliances that are optimised for the firewall software and have hardware support provided by the firewall vendor. Virtual firewalls are ideal for virtual and cloud environments.

ConnectDS provide 24/7/365 firewall support and security monitoring for our managed clients. We operate around the clock as we understand that your business operations don’t stop, and neither do advanced cyber threats.

Unified Threat Management (UTM) is a term used for a network firewall that also includes multiple threat detection and content filtering technologies into the single appliance. Consolidating single functions into a single appliance is an effective and cost effective strategy in most instances. ConnectDS monitor our clients UTM firewalls and all security modules to review and detect blocked traffic and threat detection.

ConnectDS support many Next Generation Firewalls Vendors for our clients including but not limited to Fortinet (Fortigate), Sophos XG, SonicWall, Cato Networks & Untangle.

ConnectDS can support your existing firewall investments, or provide next generation hardware as a service with our managed firewall solutions. We provide firewall management for UK businesses and support our global clients with secure connectivity for international branch offices.

Upon onboarding new clients, ConnectDS perform a full security review of our clients network security and work with client technical teams to validate effective security configuration for their individual requirements.

ConnectDS agreements include service level objectives. Our firewall management team is on call 24 hours a day and will support and response to security events or inbound client enquiries.

Absolutely, ConnectDS are your trusted cyber security partner; we can work with your business to provide the best options for your cyber security requirement and provide firewall resale or a complete solution with hardware as a service as part of our managed firewall solutions.

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