The Benefits of a Firewall and Outsourced Management

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Cyber-attacks are at an all-time high with no signs of slowing down. To make matters worse, cyber criminals are focusing on small- to midsize businesses, seeing them as easy targets, compared to large organisations with dedicated IT security teams.

It’s now a matter of ‘when’, so don’t fall victim to these cyber criminals. Stay focused on what you do best and let us take care of all your Cyber Security needs without disrupting day-to-day business operations.

Whatever size business you are, your business needs a firewall. As the first line of defence against hackers, firewalls act as a barrier between computers and potential threats from the internet. They’re like security guards who inspect your bag before you enter the premises – a firewall’s job is to keep suspicious data out of your network while letting safe data in.

At Blue Cube Security, we understand that out-tasking your firewall can be a big decision. It’s important to select the right partner and ensure you receive the quality of service your business demands.

Firewalls are a critical component of IT security and out-tasking the management of them to a service provider requires a high level of trust in its experience and skills, an understanding of how any kind of situation would be dealt with, with full transparency of the work being done. We ensure our processes are compliant and transparent at every stage of our managed service – below is the value we bring when outsourcing your firewall management to Blue Cube Security:

Constant Monitoring

One of the main benefits of using a Managed Service Provider (MSP) for your firewall, is continuous monitoring. Your firewall, among other parts of your network, is monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. That way, if something happens to your firewall, the problem is detected instantly. The MSP can switch to alternate solutions while the primary firewall undergoes repairs.

Access to a Team of Security Experts

With the ever-increasing threat of cyber-attacks, IT security experts are in high demand. Keeping an internal security team together is difficult due to costs and high turnover rates. It is also difficult to keep up with the constant training needed to stay ahead of ever-changing threats. When you use an MSP for your firewall management, you don’t need to worry about all of that. You get access to a full team of security experts, with the latest training.

Save Money

IT and Cyber support is a significant cost to build and maintain a solid firewall strategy. These costs include the equipment, constant software updates to maximise security and an internal security team. Using an MSP will provide you with significant cost savings. You pay a single cost every month and the MSP handles everything for you.

Cyber Security is Not Your Core Business

Unless your company specialises in Cyber Security, you don’t need to divert your resources and budget to cover these specialised skills. Outsource to a MSP instead. That way, you can keep focused on your core business without worry about keeping your firewall secure.

The Threat from Within

The growth of threats that come from within the business have increase dramatically over the last few years. Having someone from outside, an MSP looking both inside and out can detect these threats more readily. The MSP can help define basic rules and requirements for internal resources to follow. They can also detect when those rules and requirements are not met.

Minimise your operational complexity and maximise your IT investments by talking to our experienced and knowledgeable team that specialises in Cyber Security at Blue Cube Security, helping you to reduce risk.

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