7 ways that Firewall as a Service increases
business security, flexibility and growth
With the importance of continuity and uptime in order to
maintain a competitive advantage in business, your network protection needs to
be on point. With more and more migration to cloud-based platforms, and the
rise of doing business using mobile devices, the protective barrier that
firewalls used to offer has changed shape and can no longer offer as much protection
against the threat of cyber-attacks as it previously could.
That’s why Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) is so important. With
security threats emerging on a daily basis, a breach of the security network
could result in a disaster that results in not only high costs financially, but
also to business reputation and resources as uptime is also critical to
customer satisfaction and retention.
These challenges are all resolved with FWaaS. Firewall as a
Service is a technology that offers firewall and other crucial network security
as a cloud service.
Here are the top 7 reasons to choose Firewall as a Service
1. Peace of mind
With FWaaS, the risk of network security threats that come
about as a result of firewall misconfigurations are minimized. According to
research on firewall breaches, 95% of firewall breaches that happened in 2018
were as a result of misconfigurations, as opposed to flaws in the firewalls.
2. Expert handling
A managed firewall service ensures that the management of
firewall transitions, migration of policies between platforms, security
protection consolidations, and other time-intensive tasks are done by
professionals who possess specialized skills in security services.
3. Reduced Costs
In order to provide your company with the necessary
safeguards against sophisticated security threats, you need to deploy multiple
firewall appliances such as an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), content
filtering systems, and threat prevention applications. The purchase of these
network security capabilities can be costly when it comes to monitoring,
management, and maintenance in addition to the purchase and setting up of
equipment. Each component also needs its type of maintenance updates that can
restrict visibility regarding end-to-end protection. Firewall as a Service
reduces expenses by unifying the necessary security management technology. Your
firm ends up with next-generation firewall technology that is managed by IT
professionals on a subscription basis. According to research by Secure Data, a
company with 500 workers utilizing FWaaS will minimize its firewall expenses by
37 percent and save an average of $139,000. With FWaaS your cloud
infrastructure, WAN and internet, as well as other IT components you have will
be secure at a low cost.
4. Mobile Workforce Protection
Business is constantly changing and evolving. Many
organizations are taking advantage of new technologies that enable remote
working. In fact, according to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics in 2015,
38 percent of employees performed part or all of their work remotely from home.
In order to utilize this advancement, many businesses are using cloud-based
access, SaaS, and mobile access to company applications and resources.
Unfortunately, typical network securities have been unable to keep up with
Thankfully, Firewall as a Service is also cloud-based and
allows your mobile users to be protected.
The performance limitation of physical devices is among the
biggest problems regarding security that is appliance-based. When a physical
devices encounters increased load as a result of a higher volume of traffic or
extra processing is needed in decrypting an excess SSL traffic volume, the
appliance usually needs upgrading in order to meet the growing requirements of
the capacity. Due to budget constraints, physical device limitations frequently
require the difficult choice of deciding between cost efficiency and security.
Using a managed firewall and security service removes the need to choose
between cost efficiency and security by eliminating the need to worry about
hardware capacity. Your company can grow organically with FWaaS, as with FWaaS
you’ll have unlimited scalability.
Improved Internal Threat Protection
a majority of security attacks originate outside of your business network,
threats can also originate from inside the organization. The use of social
media, web browsing, staff productivity activities, and online videos can
expose your network to malware. With managed firewall and security service, applications
can be implemented and configured in order to filter and safeguard against
threats created by staff activities.
As new cyber-attacks are created on a daily basis, by not installing the latest patches and updates for your firewall opens your company up to unnecessary risks. If you fail to install these updates, your security system becomes susceptible to attacks. By trusting this role to professionals, you’re protected.
As always, if we can be of help with your network or computer, give us a call here at RHYNO Networks. (855) 749-6648