Cloud Plus Managed Firewall is built on enterprise grade security appliances from Fortinet, the world leader in Unified Threat Management (UTM), configured in a High Availability (HA) cluster for maximum uptime. It offers Cloud Plus clients access to a highly robust and extremely scalable firewall platform with a wealth of features. Connected directly to the core of the Cloud Plus network using multiple gigabit links, Cloud Plus Managed Firewall can be tightly integrated into solutions in order to deliver granular control and full use of the available features.

A discrete firewall instance is provisioned for each client with multiple interfaces as necessary (e.g. Internet, DMZ, VPN, Server). Cloud Plus can enable features such as remote access or site-to-site VPN termination using IPSec or SSL, network-based anti-virus, content control (e.g. disabling peer-to-peer transfers or social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace), IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) and WAN optimisation, to suit a given client’s needs. Pass-through authentication is also supported such that clients can leverage their existing Active Directory or radius database, thereby avoiding the need for multiple logins and enabling client administrators to create, suspend and delete users as necessary.

Without Managed Firewall clients typically need to maintain both Internet and VPN connections at their head office. This results in additional cost and places multiple single points of failure between remote sites and the Internet. As such, a solution incorporating Managed Firewall often results in a net saving as well as significantly increasing fault tolerance by allowing remote sites to access the Internet independently of the head office whilst maintaining a single point of control for Internet security. It also tends to deliver increased performance as the default interface speed on Managed Firewall is 10Mb/s and this is easily upgraded to 100Mb/s or even 1Gb/s if necessary.

Cloud Plus Managed Firewall has been priced so as to ensure that it is accessible regardless as to whether it is used to protect a 250 site Private IP Network or a single Virtual Server. As such, clients of all sizes are able to leverage the investment that Cloud Plus has made in enterprise grade firewall infrastructure from Fortinet to protect their network and systems.