SMALL & MEDIUM BUSINESS
We deliver firewall as a service, so you don’t need to worry about the cost of leasing rack space, paying for power supply and Ethernet ports in a data centre. You don’t need to purchase any software or hardware. And you don’t have to think about licence renewals.
As it is located in GCOMM’s data centre, the hosted firewall works as a centralised Internet gateway which enables you to facilitate Internet access through a single secure point to all the business sites connected to your private IP network.
This allows all user activity and company-wide security policies to be monitored from a single point, thus reducing the burden and costs associated with having to purchase, install and manage multiple firewalls. Additionally, you can add any number of sites to your network without impacting bandwidth performance for any of them.
This service is suitable for businesses that want to enjoy the benefits of having their firewall hosted in a GCOMM data centre, but prefer to have full access and control over their firewall. Our engineers will set up your firewall with WAN and LAN IP addresses and provide you with a login so your IT experts can configure the firewall according to your business needs and perform ongoing moves, adds and changes.
This service caters to those businesses that don’t have the technical expertise or resources to perform maintenance of their firewall and instead prefer to outsource this function to GCOMM’s IT specialists. With the maintained hosted firewall service, GCOMM takes care of everything. Our engineers will configure the set of rules you need applied to your network and perform ongoing moves, adds and changes as needed.
Reduce costs as you won’t have to purchase expensive equipment, pay for software upgrades or manage multiple firewalls.
Experience continuous network protection guaranteed through a 99.90% availability service level agreement.
Leading edge technology
Delivered as a service, our enterprise grade firewall technology comes at affordable small business prices.
Simplified security management
Implement and administer security policies across all of your branches on the private IP network via a single point.
|Maintained Hosted Firewall||Hosted Firewall||Service inclusions and responsibilities|
|Included||Optional extra||Setup and configuration|
|Included||Optional extra||Support for ongoing moves, adds and changes|
|Optional extra||Customer||Routing (policy, dynamic (RIP, OSPF, multicast)|
|Optional extra||Customer||Traffic shaper|
|Optional extra||Customer||IPSEC VPN|
|Optional extra||Customer||SSL VPN|
|Optional extra||Customer||User authentication (single sign on (LDPA, Radius, TACACS+)|
|Optional extra||Customer||Two-factor authentication (Fortitoken) – additional licencing required|
|Included||Optional extra||Network Performance Monitoring (Netview)|
● Optional extra – service can be purchased for an additional fee
● GCOMM – GCOMM is responsible for firewall maintenance
● Customer – Customer is responsible for firewall maintenance
Step 1: Client orders service from GCOMM.
Step 2: GCOMM sets up the firewall with WAN and LAN IP addresses.
Step 3: GCOMM configures the firewall rules. In the case of hosted firewall, the login details are sent to the customer so they can perform configuration of the firewall rules.
Step 4: GCOMM performs cutover of the network to the new firewall.
A: Yes, the licences are included in the service. It supports IPSEC VPN and SSL VPN.
A: No, UTM features, including content filtering, gateway anti-virus and intrusion prevention system are not included as part of the service.
A: There is a flat monthly fee for the service.
A: The initial configuration of the firewall is covered by the monthly fee for the maintained hosted firewall service. For the hosted firewall service, the configuration is performed by the customer and is not included in the service fee.
A: The support for moves, adds, changes and configuration related requests is covered by the monthly fee for the maintained hosted firewall service. For the hosted firewall service, the customer is responsible for configuring all of their own firewall rules and performing any ongoing moves, adds and changes themselves.
A: Our hosted firewall service is backed by a 99.90% availability service level agreement.
Contact us regarding hosted firewall service
For more information about our hosted firewall service, contact us on 1300 221 115 or fill in the form below.