Firewall as a Service
FWaaS delivers a next-generation Managed Internet Gateway from Microsoft Azure including 24/7 support, self service and unlimited changes by our security engineers.
What is Firewall as a Service?
Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) is a next-generation secure internet gateway through Azure. Providing customers with a secure internet connection for their private network, FWaaS offers businesses a significantly more cost-effective alternative to access market leading protection.
Hosted in Microsoft’s Azure datacentres, FWaaS is a scalable solution capable of servicing a broad range of businesses regardless of size or requirements and without compromising on availability.
Why does my business need it?
Cyber security is necessary for a business to prevent and defend against fraud, hacking, theft and many other serious threats that can damage and cripple business activity. These hostile organisations continue to evolve and are fast requiring stronger and smarter tools to guard against attack.
Azured’s FireWall as a Service offers businesses a solution for secure internet access over Telstra’s next generation network. Delivering peace of mind, Azured deploys and manages its FireWall service; offering a complete end-to-end solution protecting your business from the ever- evolving cyber threats and predators.
- Better cost efficiency
- Market leading FireWall protection (Palo Alto Networks)
- Increased network visibility
- Greater service availability
- Reduced management effort
How much does it cost?
Based on individual business requirements, there are many factors that are considered when determining project scope and therefore associated costs.
These factors include business activity and network size along with firewalls and subscriptions required, Azure hosting and connectivity, time and ongoing management.
We offer scalable solutions to meet your needs that are flexible; offering simple, intermediate and complex package options. Please contact us directly for more information regarding FWaaS pricing.
Take FWaaS to the next level with FWaaS+S. Delivering all the same great features offered by FWaaS, you can now also prioritise traffic and network workflows thanks to Sinefa. Enhance your online environment, operations and efficiencies like never before with FWaaS+S.
Features & Benefits
- Market leading Firewall protection (Palo Alto Networks)
- Instant insights. Real-time – One-second, Layer 7, deep packet inspection
- Greater service availability
- Improve application performance and site based internet bandwidth control and prioritisation, through easy traffic shaping by Active Directory [AD] groups, VLANs and more.
- QoS to the Edge
- Custom dashboards for easy reporting
- Benchmark the performance and health of applications to industry and geographic performance indexes
Why we choose to work with Palo Alto
When only the best will do, we chose to create FWaaS using Palo Alto’s next- generation Firewall.
Palo Alto Networks® next-generation firewalls detect known and unknown threats, including in encrypted traffic, using intelligence generated across many thousands of customer deployments. That means they reduce risks and prevent a broad range of attacks.
You can quickly create security rules that mirror business policy, are easy to maintain and adapt to your dynamic environment. They reduce response times with automated policy-based actions, and you can automate workflows via integration with administrative tools, such as ticketing services, or any system with a RESTful API.
For more information, please visit the Palo Alto Next-Generation Firewall page.
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How Azured can work for your Business
We like to pride ourselves on our knowledge of transitioning and we always start our engagements by listening to our clients! Our ultimate aim is to discover the pain points in your existing enterprise environment. Many of our clients say to us ‘where do we start?’ as at times there may appear to be no obvious starting point to commence the Azure journey.
Whilst delivering many successful projects for our client’s, experience has shown us that a good place to start is with Security and Identity Management. Understanding your security requirements is key as often the main impediments to public cloud adoption centre around security and network concerns.
Once we understand the security requirements, we can work out how we manage the users, the administrators and ultimately provide secure, reliable, auditable and accountable access to your most valued systems. This is necessary as Azure provides new and greater levels of access and control to your systems, meaning it’s best to get this right from the very beginning.
From here on in, experience suggests we work with your Network and Infrastructure teams to integrate and lockdown networks, after which we move on to synchronising identities and managing access controls. Often the simplest part of an Azure migration is the sizing and construction of the underlying virtual networks and machines with the complexity lying within the identity, security and network layers.
Let’s bear in mind this could be for PoC and whilst you may not want many users to access the services, your valuable data, infrastructure and often IP can be hosted in the cloud. We don’t take any chances and as such have developed a level of automation and process that provides us with the ability to securely transition nearly all service from on-premise to Azure, either on IaaS, PaaS or even to SaaS. We have even gone so far as to developing applications that learn about and optimise your IaaS solutions; this is known as CloudRight.
Ultimately, we help our customers get the most out of Cloud by leading them through the migration of their key applications and services to an optimal Azure service. This results in lower costs, enhanced management, and greater scalability for our clients through Azure adoption.
“Azured is our pre-eminent partner for Azure within Telstra Business. Whatever your Azure needs, I can confidently say that Azured have the in-depth knowledge to define and deliver the technical solutions you require of them.”
“Azured provided a solution that shifted Tigers from our existing, expensive IaaS environment to a more cost effective platform. This alone would have been enough however Azured also simplified collaboration across several continents and enabled a higher level of security for our information assets within our organization.”
“Azured has provided solutions to many complex issues we faced in building out one of the largest IaaS subscriptions in Europe for one of the top 10 FTSE companies in the UK. Their knowledge of Networking, Automation, Security and more importantly – how the Cloud works differently has enabled us to dramatically reduce time and cost without compromising quality. Azured’s ability to work-in with Microsoft Partners, advising how best to assist customers transition to Azure has made a significant impact. They are experts for the experts!”
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