Firewall Management

Firewall Management

Managed firewall service stops unauthorized access to business networks and can include advanced threat protection, intrusion detection/intrusion prevention, firewall administration, log monitoring, and response to security incidents. The service can also include using intelligence from global security research to block traffic from IP addresses of known threats.

Why It Matters to your customers

Connecting to the internet creates a vulnerability for a business network. Without a firewall, there is little to stop an unauthorized user or outside network from accessing a computer or system. Firewalls can halt attacks before they damage a business’ network, disrupt production, and result in costly and reputation-damaging data breaches. Some industries, including healthcare and finance, have specific requirements to meet regarding use of a firewall as a part of their overall IT security. Firewalls also address the issue of securely connecting remote workers to a business network.

Why Firewall Management is an Opportunity

Businesses may be relying on built-in firewalls on their computers, but they may actually require enterprise-grade firewalls to protect their businesses. Performing security assessments can reveal which security solutions they are currently using and which of your clients and prospects may need upgrades. Providing managed firewall services alleviates in-house IT staff from having to monitor firewalls and make sure they are working and updated with patches and new definitions.

Managed firewall solutions for MSPs include centralized control so you can deploy them across multiple clients, allowing you to maximize revenue with a single solution. They also feature easy configuration and setup templates, and some include professional services to monitor firewalls and analyze activity.

Bundle managed firewall with other managed security solutions such as managed antivirus and patch management  to provide your clients with a total solution—and more recurring revenue for your business.

Firewall Management Trends & Case Studies

Why Firewall Misconfigurations Are Putting Your Clients At Risk in 2020

When clients start suddenly working from home — using inadequate or misconfigured firewalls — they could be opening themselves up to noncompliance, security vulnerabilities and downtime.

Tips, Observations, and Takeaways from 2019 GlueX

3 takeaways from the GlueX conference that can help your MSP business add new revenue streams in Q4 and beyond.

Q3 2019 Security Update: How Much Can a Data Breach Cost?

Newly discovered vulnerabilities put businesses of all sizes at risk — and the penalties for data breaches reach new levels.

Firewall Management Best Practices for MSPs

Best practices include clearly defining your offering, understanding the resources it will take, effectively communicating with your clients, and use tools and processes that help you manage multiple firewalls efficiently.
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4 Mistakes MSPs Make with Firewall Management

Common pitfalls include poor communication, failing to have clients accept risks, not researching the impact changes can have, and not finding smart ways to deal with the volume of audit log data.
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4 Essential Firewall Management Solution Features

Equip your business with a solution that gives you full visibility into the security network, continually monitors compliance, and automates change management.

Recurring Revenue Best Practices

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The Pros and Cons of Remote Work for IT Solutions Provider Teams

Coronavirus forced your team to work at home, but are you realizing it’s the best strategy moving forward?
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Does Your Managed Services Agreement Address Contract Termination?

When your relationship with a client ends, can you guarantee it will be amicable?

Does Your MSP Business Need Employee Monitoring Software?

It’s hard to keep track of how employees are spending their time, especially if they’re working remotely. Is having that visibility valuable — or could it hurt your work culture?
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New MSP Growth Opportunities During the Pandemic (and Beyond)

Managed services providers serving these vertical markets are seeing significant increases in IT services demand that are projected to last well beyond the pandemic.
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Have You Developed Solutions for K-12 Education During a Pandemic?

Schools closed their doors, but learning continues. Are your clients prepared for what lies ahead?
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To better navigate these unprecedented times, channel partners have to adjust their business strategies and shift from in-person demand-generation events to online events.

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