Managed FirewallsAfter ascertaining your needs, we will decide upon a hardware configuration and ruleset for your new firewall. We will carry out the installation and configure the firewall to the agreed specification.
We offer two main hardware firewalls - one for small businesses, the other for medium to large businesses:
|Small Business Model||Medium/Large Business Model|
|CPU Frequency||600 MHz||1.2 GHz|
|CPU Core Count||1||9|
|RAM||64 MB||2 GB|
|Capacity (kpps/64 bytes)||60kpps/40Mbps||765kpps/501Mbps|
|10/100 Ethernet ports||5||0|
|10/100/1000 Ethernet ports||5||8|
|Max Power Consumption||6 W||35 W|
|Redundant Power Supply|
|CPU Temperature Monitor|
|PCB Temperature Monitor|
|ONE OFF COST*||£117.00||£399.00|
Once we have decided on your hardware configuration, you are able to choose from three levels of support for our Managed Firewall Service.
If you do not need any support package then we are happy to supply and install your firewall without one. Feel free to contact us for more information.
|Support Level 1||Support Level 2||Support Level 3|
|Ruleset and Configuration Changes|
|Offsite Configuration Backups|
|Proactive Patching and Upgrade|
|Site to Site VPN Implementation - what's this?|
|Traffic Shaping - what's this?|
|Load Balancing - what's this?|
|Offsite Event Logging (SIEM)|
|Detection of Unusual Trends in Traffic Patterns|
|Intrusion Detection System (IDS)|
Managed Firewall - Support Level 1With any Optinium Managed Firewall service, our highly trained, firewall administrators will monitor, manage and maintain your firewalls, so you don’t have to. This managed firewall delivers a cost-effective means of ensuring that your company’s network perimeter is always kept secure.
Managed Firewall - Support Level 2In addition to the Support Level 1 features, with the Support Level 2 we will provide you with a secure Site to Site VPN, Load Balancing and Traffic Shaping.
Managed Firewall - Support Level 3In addition to the Support Level 1 and 2 features, with Support Level 3 service firewall logs are sent into the Optinium SIEM platform for proactive monitoring of unusual trends in activity. Through our 24/7 NOC, we will alert you of potential security incidents that we identify. Our centralised correlation and reporting logic will bring security issues to your attention, without the requirements for you to run your own SIEM implementation.
Optional Out-Of-Band AccessFor an additional £29.99/mth ex VAT we can install a 3G access point and manage your firewall over a secure encrypted connection completely externally from your existing network. This increases availability by allowing us to connect even if you are experiencing network problems.
Cold/Hot Standby FirewallWe can provide additional firewalls for high availability to be used in the event that your main firewall suffers a hardware failure.
Site to Site VPNAny data shared between two remote locations will always be vulnerable to interception. By creating a secure site to site VPN, you can extend your network across multiple sites knowing that your data will never be visible to malicious parties whilst in transit.
Your data is encrypted as it uses a secure virtual tunnel as it passes through the internet. No additional software is required, as the firewall itself manages the VPN between sites.
Implementing a VPN would otherwise require third party software or dedicated VPN hardware and require considerable outlay in IT resources.
If you have ever experienced dropouts in your VOIP calls then you could have simply used all your available bandwidth from your ISP. The problem is not just limited to VOIP calls, without a traffic shaping policy, network traffic which exceeds your current available bandwidth will be indiscriminately dropped. This can often result in loss of service and yet can easily be avoided. A managed firewall service is capable of shaping your traffic so that primary services are given a reserved bandwidth amount, leaving any remaining bandwidth free for secondary services. Different groups of users can also be given higher priorities ensuring that those who need it always have bandwidth available.
Load BalancingIf you have more than one ISP, a managed firewall can perform load balancing by splitting traffic across each connection. For example you can route critical traffic through your favoured ISP and leave the rest to your less favoured ISP. Alternatively you can simply split the traffic to use both on a somewhat equal basis.
In the event of a loss of service from one of your ISPs, the firewall will handle the problem and route all traffic over the remaining connection.