Do You Know For Sure You're Protected?

Many businesses believe they are protected only to find out they’re not after they have been attacked by a virus or hacker.

Some of the statistics are sobering:

-The amount of spam email was between 88–92% of email messages sent in the first half of 2010. (Source: Message Anti-Abuse Working Group)

-This year, 40% of small to medium businesses that manage their own network and use the Internet for more than e-mail will have their network accessed by a hacker, and more than 50% won’t even know they were attacked. (Source: Gartner Group)

CIO Landing will perform a Complimentary Network Audit to determine if you are protected and you'll get the chance to experience the CIO Landing Difference.

CIO Landing IT Provides Excellent Service

The most important thing to me is the excellent service you provide while doing a great job performing all the technical tasks. You took the time to understand my business and then provided input that has allowed me to reinvent my company and grow my business. There are IT people all over the place, but with CIO Landing IT, I am not just another client, I have a partner helping to grow my business.

Michael Gould President
Michael Gould Inc.
Client since 2008

Your Managed Firewall solution includes all this:

  • Web content filtering - control access to certain sites for increased employee productivity and security from inappropriate content
  • Hardware & software - upgrades are included, along with real-time updates to your security, spyware and virus content to keep out new threats
  • Total security - completely protect yourself from online dangers
  • Simplified management - get reporting of your network availability, blocked threats, backup, Internet usage and policy changes

Protect your business from online threats, before it's too late.

Contact us today

We take the 'guess work' out. On a monthly basis you will receive reports like those below to know for sure that your traffic is being actively monitored and kept secure.




What Is a Managed Firewall?

Managed firewalls are perimeter security devices for your company's IT network. They offer on-demand management and administration of your firewall, which is more efficient than using in-house IT personnel. Read on to learn about the benefits of a managed firewall for your company. A managed firewall can significantly reduce your cybersecurity risks and costs.

Managed firewalls are perimeter security devices protecting your business IT network

Firewalls are critical perimeter security devices that protect your business IT network from cyber-attacks. By identifying malicious network traffic and blocking it from reaching your network, firewalls ensure the security of your business data and network. However, firewall management requires technical expertise, which not all companies have. Therefore, most organizations opt for managed firewall services to take care of firewall management for them. These companies not only install firewalls for you, but they also configure and monitor them for optimal performance and security.

A secure firewall is a crucial part of any business IT infrastructure, as it prevents hackers from accessing confidential and proprietary information. Studies show that over 95% of network security breaches are caused by misconfiguration or a flaw in firewalls. Moreover, firewalls are expensive investments that require constant monitoring and management. Managed firewall services eliminate these challenges and integrate security management into a single service.

A managed firewall offers advanced network protection against the latest threats. These threats can disrupt services, lead to fraud, and even destroy data. For this reason, it is imperative for businesses to protect their network perimeter. In addition, companies need to protect their data when they switch to external networks, such as the Internet. For that, they need to install an adequate firewall or a new generation UTM firewall. Furthermore, it should filter malicious websites and block them from accessing the network.

Whether you have a small business or a large enterprise, perimeter firewalls are an important part of any network security solution. As the threat landscape continues to evolve, hackers and cybercriminals have become more sophisticated. Firewalls, also known as next-generation firewalls, can help protect your business against these threats and provide comprehensive network monitoring. In addition to advanced security features, these firewalls also allow you to detect malicious content and prevent attacks on your network. For example, a Trojan can attach itself to a computer file and spread to other parts of your network.

A perimeter firewall is a firewall that acts as the boundary between a private network and the public network. It identifies and blocks incoming data packets based on predefined rules. This firewall also acts as a proxy, allowing the administrator to exercise greater control over access to data. By analyzing the header and payload of a data packet, a perimeter firewall can determine if a particular data packet is harmful and blocks access to it.

They provide on-demand administration, monitoring, maintenance, and management of your firewall

Managed firewall services are cloud-based or on-premises services that take responsibility for your firewall's management, monitoring, and compliance. These services typically employ a highly skilled and knowledgeable team of security experts. They also provide alerts, feedback, reports, and analysis of your firewall's activity. Managed firewalls can also reduce your staff workload and provide immediate response to incidents.

Change Management reports provide instant notifications and full audit trails of firewall configuration changes. Detailed reports can help you detect and prevent security breaches and network attacks. Change Management also allows you to automatically identify and report high-risk users and user groups, as well as monitor and manage bandwidth usage. These reports can also automate compliance audits and validate the security of your firewall.

A managed firewall can help protect your business's data and prevent data breaches. By monitoring and managing your network traffic, managed firewalls prevent malicious hackers and other threats from infiltrating your company. In today's world, it's important to secure your network to protect your data. However, maintaining your firewalls effectively takes time and energy. Managed firewall services can reduce these costs by providing you with a team of security specialists to help you manage your firewall.

Managed firewalls can also provide you with comprehensive monitoring services that ensure your firewall is running efficiently and protecting your network. A good monitoring solution will offer tools that allow you to see the firewall's configuration, the list of permitted and prohibited actions, as well as real-time threats and alerts. It will also provide access to your firewall's event logs.

Firewalls can be divided into two types: stateful inspection and stateless inspection. The former filter traffic based on predefined conditions and rules, while stateless inspection firewalls filter traffic based on the source, port, and destination. Both types filter incoming and outgoing data, allowing only trusted traffic through.

Managed firewalls are designed to fill in the gaps left by traditional firewalls and provide the best possible network and data protection. As a result, they can limit security breaches and reducing the risk of cyber-attacks. However, firewalls have been in existence for more than 40 years and security protocols are becoming outdated. It is not possible for an outdated firewall to continue working without frequent upgrades.

They are more efficient than traditional firewall solutions

Managed firewall solutions offer businesses several benefits. One is that they are continuously monitored and updated and come with 24/7/365 support. This translates to better efficiency. These solutions also come with experts who are familiar with next-generation firewalls and can mitigate risk.

Firewalls are one of the most important components of any IT security strategy. Traditional firewalls work by denying connections to specific protocols and ports. They also provide security based on the source and destination IP addresses. They can be easy to use and affordable and are effective in ensuring the security of your network.

Next-generation firewalls use stateful inspection to identify and block malicious traffic. This feature allows them to monitor and block large amounts of network traffic without causing a significant performance degradation. The stateful inspection method also allows firewalls to determine the state of a connection. As a result, managed firewalls are more efficient than traditional firewall solutions.

Managed firewalls are a great option for organizations that need more control over their network. While some companies prefer to have complete control over their firewall, this can be more complicated and costly. Companies with large networks often have hundreds of thousands of rules. And they may not be able to devote the time and resources necessary to manage such a complex network.

While managed firewall solutions are often more efficient than traditional firewall solutions, they cannot replace the need for dedicated network resources. They also need less configuration and can block more threats than traditional firewalls. However, they can offer greater flexibility and peace of mind. It's important to choose a firewall solution that offers all the benefits you need.

Often, companies don't understand their firewalls well enough to ensure proper security. This leads to risky firewall policies and configurations. This can compromise the security of the network while leaving sensitive data exposed. Using a managed firewall solution can help reduce this risk. If you're concerned about security in your organization, a managed firewall service may be the right choice for you.

Managed firewall solutions are also more effective than traditional firewall solutions in blocking malware and APT attacks. These solutions integrate several security applications to provide comprehensive protection.

They are cheaper than in-house management

Managed firewall services leverage economies of scale to provide cybersecurity at a fraction of the cost of in-house management. In the past, cybersecurity experts and other specialists had to shell out large sums of money to install and maintain firewalls. But managed firewall solutions have the advantage of 24/7 monitoring and comprehensive expertise at a price that is cheaper than hiring in-house staff.

The advantage of managed firewall services is that businesses can focus on more important priorities and improve their efficiency. This is especially important for small and medium-sized businesses where it is difficult to train staff. Besides, managed firewall services provide best practices and technical control. In addition, they can help companies negotiate better deals with vendors.

Managed firewall services offer a variety of benefits for small and large businesses alike. First, they save significant up-front costs by removing the need for in-house IT staff. Additionally, they provide a predictable monthly cost for the firewall service. Managed firewall services provide comprehensive monitoring, 24/7 security, and robust SLA. As a result, your firewall is always up and running and continuously protecting your systems from threats.

Managed firewall services provide more effective network security than in-house management. They are run by trained professionals who keep track of your firewalls and ensure their optimum performance and availability. They also guard against malware and other cyber-attacks and control access to your network. The managed firewall service also takes care of hardware replacement, firmware revisions, and security patches.

In-house management of firewalls can be expensive and time-consuming. Hiring a qualified third-party provider is a wise decision for many reasons. For one thing, it can help you avoid problems that can occur because you do not have the knowledge and experience to handle them.

Managed firewalls can help ensure that your business meets all legal requirements and does not run into legal pitfalls due to inadequate security. This can be especially important for small and medium-sized businesses, since round-the-clock monitoring of security is often beyond the capacity of a small IT department. Furthermore, most business owners don't have the time to become IT security experts. Moreover, hiring staff for 24x7 monitoring can be expensive.