KRACK, WannaCry, Bad Rabbit – The constant appearance of new cyberthreats has smart business leaders seeking to beef up their data and network security. So those looking to purchase a SonicWALL firewall are clearly on the right path. Today’s firewalls offer more protection and cover more threat vectors than even a few years ago. But even the best firewalls, including SonicWALL, are only as good as how well they are managed. That’s why a growing number of businesses are skipping the big capital outlay and instead signing up for managed firewall-as-a-service.
Firewalls once employed a “set it and forget it” approach to IT security. But the aggressive cat-and-mouse approach taken by hackers hungry for sensitive data they can monetize means firewalls must be proactively managed to deliver a high level of protection. Firewall developers including SonicWALL are constantly modifying their product to stay up to date, but several steps still require action on the part of the user. Managed firewall-as-a-service ensures all of these critical requirements are taken care of, so you maximize the value – and the protection.
Here is how a managed firewall-as-a-service from a qualified SonicWALL Partner like Exigent offers clear advantages over the direct purchase of a SonicWALL firewall.
With Exigent’s BOUNDARY firewall-as-a service, our experts assess your current needs and recommend the right-fit firewall product. Then as you grow, we take the time to understand your needs and circumstances and upgrade you to a new firewall, at a new monthly cost. You only ever pay for what you need right now.
The day the license lapses, your business instantly becomes vulnerable to all sorts of attacks. At Exigent we are often asked to come in and help remediate after companies’ firewall license lapsed and they suffered a breach. The pain those breaches inflicts can be extensive. The latest figures from the Ponemon Institute put the average cost at $3.62 million in 2017.
So if there is a sudden increase in activity directed at your network from Russia, for example, we will check with you to see if you have a new client there, then act to enable your legitimate business to carry on while the firewall protects you from illicit activity.
Exigent’s BOUNDARY service enables you to attain top-level protection for a low monthly subscription fee instead of a big upfront cash outlay. The combination of a top-shelf product and Exigent’s value-added BOUNDARY managed firewall-as-a-service provides you with important benefits that are not available with lower-level SonicWALL firewall products. These include:
The premium level of security afforded through Exigent’s BOUNDARY Firewall-as-a-service is increasingly being required of anyone doing business with larger enterprises. You many need to prove this level of protection to retain these customers, especially in legal and banking.
Choosing today’s next-gen firewalls is a smart move to protect your business and your customers. But purchasing a firewall outright not only demands a big investment, but requires extra steps or additional investment. Subscribing to a managed firewall-as-a-service from Exigent, a certified SonicWALL partner, is the smart way to get maximum protection at an affordable price to protect your business and your customers. Visit this link to learn more. Finally, here is a short firewall-as-a-service video for your viewing pleasure.