FIREWALLS, threat management and encryption To protect your data
Firewalls to protect your network, range from very simple devices to very complex that can be deployed on a per-site basis (two per site if there are diverse network links) or the entire network can be protected using two centralised firewalls.
next connex has chosen Fortinet for its superior Next Generation Firewall capabilities and these devices can either be employed individually on customers' sites or centrally hosted in the network core with two devices per customer VPN for resilience. The simplicity of management and additional threat management features of the Fortinet range make it the best choice to protect your network.
There are three factors to consider when recommending a centralized or distributed approach to firewalls:
- Performance: A firewall must be able to meet the needs of the network and the traffic load. Fortinet firewalls provide excellent high performance hardware dedicated to the operation of firewalls, filtering, anti-virus and anti-spam.
- Redundancy: Dual, centralised firewalls are located in two separate Data Centres on the next connex network so that even if there is a power or equipment failure at one site the network remains protected and available.
- Cost: As a result of their needs for performance and redundancy, centralized firewalls have a higher cost per unit than smaller distributed firewalls. Smaller distributed firewalls cost less per unit, but the combined cost of all firewalls to cover an enterprise can often be larger than the cost of the single distributed system and ongoing management and updating are much more time-consuming and prone to error.
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