Standard firewalls used to offer adequate threat protection for your network by looking at traffic over network & transport Layers 3 & 4. But in a world of increasingly sophisticated threats, that traditional firewall protection may not be enough when it comes to protecting your intellectual property, or that of your customers. Modern exploits increasingly focus on weaknesses found within applications (Layer 7) rather than on network vulnerabilities alone.
That’s why when it comes protecting Media & Entertainment networks, the MPAA’s latest security guidelines recommend that firewalls provide thorough and proactive Layer 7 web & application filtering and protection.
Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW) with Universal Threat Management (UTM) are able to look deeper into actual application layer activity to inspect for malicious code, malware, viruses, and more.
Managing production networks is already complex enough. And when going it alone, upgrading to and managing Next Generation Firewalls can be a potentially expensive and challenging proposition. Luckily, we can help.
By entrusting Sohonet with your firewall management, you can free up your team and count on our two decades of battle-tested network/firewall experience for hundreds of customers. We know Next-Gen, and will help you get the most from it.
That’s why we will only recommend managed firewall configurations that make sense for your business and budget.
If you are curious to learn more about partnering with Sohonet to manage your Next-Gen Firewalls, please do reach out through the form here and let’s start a conversation.