ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - June 28, 2016) - #ManagedSecurity -- ControlScan, the managed security service provider (MSSP) IT leaders and their organizations rely upon for unified security and compliance, has extended its managed security services to support customer-owned Cisco Meraki UTM Firewall security appliances and wireless access points. Businesses utilizing the fully-managed ControlScan UTM Firewall service will benefit from the company's expertise and manpower for streamlined internal processes and a strengthened security posture.
Many IT professionals deploy firewalls with Unified Threat Management (UTM) capabilities because they provide additional security layers above and beyond those of a traditional firewall. However, like any security technology, the UTM firewall must be expertly managed in order to remain effective against an evolving threat landscape. The ControlScan managed UTM Firewall service addresses this gap for both new and established Meraki users.
"A UTM firewall isn't something you just set up and walk away from, it's a security appliance that has to be actively managed and monitored," said Cory Miller, Director of Security Operations, ControlScan. "The firewall's rules have to remain current and aligned with the latest security threats as well as your organization's evolving business processes. Many IT teams are unable to stay on top of this due to staffing constraints, and that's where we add value."
A team of ControlScan security experts delivers the Managed UTM Firewall service, which includes the following ongoing activities:
- Ensuring firewalls are set up and configured according to security best practices as well as applicable compliance standards;
- Regularly updating and upgrading firewall firmware and threat definitions to protect against the latest threats;
- Remotely monitoring all firewalls for alerts and unexpected events, such as unauthorized devices appearing on the network, outages or malicious traffic;
- Maintaining firewall rules to keep pace with changes in the organization's IT network; and
- Monitoring and reporting on connectivity, historical usage and appliance stats, change management logs, VPN tunnel and latency, and more to provide real-time visibility into the organization's state of security.
"Our relationship with ControlScan is not only critical to our security and compliance program, but it also makes my life easier," said Tim Yoder, Director of Technology, Hacienda Mexican Restaurants. "As our IT infrastructure grows and expands, the ControlScan team is with me every step of the way, making sure our firewall protection adapts along with it."
More information about the ControlScan Managed UTM Firewall service is available at ControlScan.com/security/utm-firewall/ or by calling 800-825-3301, extension 2. ControlScan also recommends its recently-published white paper, "5 Critical IT Challenges You Can Solve Today with a Managed UTM Firewall Service."
ControlScan is the Managed Security Service Provider with a difference: We take a proactive approach to protecting businesses from cyber threats while helping ensure their compliance with security and privacy standards like PCI DSS and HIPAA/HITECH. Our unified security and compliance solutions deliver confidence to millions of businesses as well as the IT professionals who serve them. Merchant service providers and web hosting companies also partner with us to reduce cybercrime-related business risk. Based in Atlanta, ControlScan is venture backed and supported by a worldwide base of customers, partners and strategic alliances. For more information about our company and solutions, please visit ControlScan.com or call 800-825-3301.
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