Firewall Management

A firewall is necessary to protect your data, networks and devices. Yet year after year, the absence of a firewall or an improperly configured one is a key contributor to the majority of data breaches. Managing this mandatory and necessary security control can be extremely complex and costly. GTIS can help.


Overview

A firewall’s primary objective is to prevent rogue or unauthorized access by hackers and costly business interruptions.

These devices must be provisioned, deployed, upgraded and patched on a continual and consistent basis. Security policies and configurations must be kept current to ensure that access controls keep pace with evolving business needs.

Backed by our global network of security operations centers, GTIS Managed Firewall services offer around-the-clock support, deployment flexibility, integrated threat analysis and predictable costs so you can leave the heavy lifting to us and focus on running your business. GTIS Managed Firewall services provide complete management for third-party firewall products.

Managed Firewall services from GTIS provide the following:

  • Device provisioning and deployment
  • Device upgrades and configuration, including policy and patch management
  • Security event and appliance health monitoring
  • Managed appliance backup and restore
  • Portal-based service reporting
  • Unlimited support

Benefits

  • With GTIS Managed Firewall services, you can expect:
  • Reduced Cost— Zero capital investment with long-term reduced, predictable cost allows you to apply savings and allocate resources to strategic business initiatives, such as web, mobile and social media projects.

Proactive Management — Hands-on monitoring, configuration management and appliance health and status checks result in proactive response, detecting any resolving and issues before they impact network availability and business operations.

  • Compliance Assistance— As a core perimeter security technology, GTIS’s Managed Firewall service can be deployed much more quickly versus if it were managed in house, helping you to meet compliance requirements for a number of standards and regulations, including PCI DSS, FFIEC/GLBA, SOX, HIPAA and more.

Flexibility — With a broad portfolio of basic-to-advanced management and monitoring services that extend beyond our Managed Firewall offering, GTIS helps you grow as your business needs evolve.


How It Works

GTIS Managed Security Services

The GTIS Managed Security Services global Security Operations Center (SOC) network enables us to offer managed firewall services for vendors, including Cisco, Fortinet and Juniper Networks and others, all backed by certified expert staff. Our six SOCs provide around-the clock-support, staffed with security experts who have in-depth knowledge and experience working with complex network environments for highly distributed environments.


  • Visibility into the operation of the Managed Firewall service is available through theManaged Security Services module of GTIS’s award-winning TrustKeeper cloud portal. The portal offers:
    • Easy reporting access for security status and service performance
    • Log and event data for security, compliance and audit needs
    • Single login access to all contracted GTIS services
  • GTIS provides additional services to augment our Managed Firewall Service, including Managed Unified Threat Management based on GTIS firewall technology, Managed Intrusion Detection and Prevention, Managed Vulnerability Scanning and Managed SIEM offerings.