managed firewallsMany companies lack the resources, expertise, and capital required to maintain their firewalls 24 hours a day. Managed firewalls can be an effective and affordable solution for these companies. A firewall is a tool that could protect the network and let legitimate company communication.

It could keep bad actors at bay and could also be used by employees to stop them from visiting unsafe or unrelated sites. Although firewalls provide excellent protection and security, they need to be managed and monitored. Monitoring your firewall can be a tedious, expensive, time-consuming and costly task. Regular upgrades and security expertise are required.

How a Managed Firewall works

managed-firewall-with-firstlight-servicesA managed firewall is a service that offers enhanced threat management. Remote monitoring by security experts can assist in reducing potential threats to your firewall. They analyze your network traffic to determine what your normal business traffic looks like. Any unusual activity can be identified quickly and addressed.

Your provider will also perform routine traffic analysis, and send you regular reports. This will give you a clear understanding of network traffic patterns and how managed services teams are managing threats to your network.

The Economy of Scale Makes Expertise Affordable

IT services such as managed firewall have the advantage of leveraging economies of scale to provide companies with the cybersecurity they require at a cost they can afford. In the past, you could only create an in-house network security solution, which was expensive and required capital investment.

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Protect against cybercrime

cybercrime-services-with-firstlightCybercrime is a growing concern for businesses and citizens alike. Cybersecurity Ventures published a report on cybercrime that showed cyberattacks are increasing faster than any other crime. It is estimated that cybercrime will cost the world $6 trillion per year by 2021.

Cybercriminals can cause serious damage to businesses and make it difficult for them to recover. A 2017 report by the Better Business Bureau found that half of all businesses would experience a loss in profitability within one month if their critical information was stolen.

A managed firewall and IT services Columbia SC can help business owners avoid or minimize the risk of cyberattacks or breaches.

Conform to compliance requirements

The burden of compliance regulations is increasing as cyberattacks continue to increase in severity. The existing regulations, such as HIPAA and PCI DSS and Sarbanes Oxley, continue to evolve and include more stringent and technical compliance requirements. The complexity is further heightened by new regulations like GDPR.

A managed firewall service provider can help you meet these legal requirements and avoid the severe penalties for negligence as well as provide you with managed IT services.

Monitoring is simplified

The burden of round-the-clock monitoring can be heavy for many SMBs. Monitoring services can be difficult for small IT departments with only one security specialist. This makes it impossible for them to monitor your network 24/7.

Business owners must keep their focus on their core business activities. They don’t have the time or resources to learn IT security. It may also be prohibitively expensive to hire enough staff to provide 24/7 monitoring. These problems can be solved by a managed firewall solution.

We Can Help

SpartanTec, Inc. can help you to shift the responsibility of monitoring, compliance, and network security to our security team. FirstLight’s Managed Edge Security service offers next-generation firewalls Columbia SC, unified threat mitigation, and network security monitoring. Our security experts are dedicated to staying on top of new threats, best practices, and compliance regulations.

Our security specialists will monitor your network for suspicious patterns or anomalies. Routine tasks such as security updates and patches can be performed by us to free up internal resources for more important tasks.

As an OpEx, we can provide high-level security for your network. We also bill you monthly. We will provide you with a Service Level Agreement (SLA) that clearly outlines our responsibilities as well as what you can expect of us in the case of a cyberattack.

Call SpartanTec, Inc. now if you’re interested in managed firewalls for your company.

SpartanTec, Inc.
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 408-7166

Serving: Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Columbia, Wilmington, Fayetteville, Florence, Charleston