Managed Dedicated Firewalls
As soon as any computer is connected to a network, the risks of data loss, malware, and viruses dramatically increase. In the case of web hosting, when servers are designed to send and receive traffic from the world’s largest network – the Internet – your data must be defended against a number of complex threats.
A firewall sits on the outer edge of a network, like a single doorway through which all incoming and outgoing traffic must pass. Defined by port number, any traffic that you don’t want to allow into or out of your network is denied entry, allowing you to exert control over who can access your data.
A managed dedicated firewall uses the latest in firewall hardware from industry leader Cisco to control which traffic moves around your network. Alternatively, a virtual firewall solution is possible for virtual hosting clients looking to keep costs low.
We then match our world-class firewall technologies with our engineers who can configure, monitor, and fine-tune your firewall. Best of all, since a firewall from Edge is completely dedicated to your data, you can be confident that your firewall is tailored to your needs, not the needs of other clients on shared hardware.
Edge partners the best Cisco hardware and software with the most talented engineers, leaving you to focus on building your business.
How does an Edge dedicated managed firewalls keep data safe?
Although you need your most crucial data to be adequately defended against threats from the Internet, it is important that your customers or off-site users can access your data in the ways you would want them to.
A firewall is used to create a demilitarized zone, or DMZ, around the network where your servers reside. It is within this DMZ, between the Internet and your databases, that your web server handles incoming traffic. The web server bridges the gap between the public and private networks – between the Internet and your data – without uncontrolled and unmonitored access.
Managed dedicated firewalls from Edge include:
- Cisco hardware for reliability and performance
- Dedicated firewalls, customized to suit your business
- Keeping public traffic and private data separate
- Port filtering functionality to block unwanted traffic
- Expert management services from CISSP certified engineers
- Fully-isolated hosting environments for unrivalled data defense
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