The basic building block of a sound security plan is a firewall. The firewall monitors and controls traffic between two separate networks; it acts as a barrier while utilizing specific rules to assure that only the network traffic you want reaches your systems. Rules can be used to restrict access by IP, port, protocol, or the like. A firewall is a static, basic level of security, but is a simple way to manage a large number of potential security threats by substantially reducing public access to certain systems or applications. It is a required component of most compliance standards.
But having a firewall is not enough. Without proper rules, updates, and monitoring, your firewall is not very useful. Every firewall provided by Steadfast is a managed firewall, so we can help manage your solution.
Our Juniper SRX firewalls do more than provide basic firewall functionality; they also support IPsec tunnels, which allow setup of a secure, encrypted, point-to-point tunnel. The tunnel allows you to setup off-site systems, such as systems inside your office, to behave as if they are on the protected side of the firewall, improving ease of access for devices that are already authenticated or approved.
Learn more about our firewalls below. Contact us to discuss adding a firewall secure your network.