Managed Firewall Service

Managed Firewall Service

Make Managed Firewall your first line of defense.

Firewalls are a key component in safeguarding your business from malicious threats. CenturyLink offers a variety of dedicated and shared, managed and co-managed, and monitored NextGen firewall solutions that free you from the resource-intensive work of maintaining your firewall.

CenturyLink® Managed Firewall Service delivers 24/7 firewall management and monitoring for advanced NextGen context and UTM content features and monitors threats leveraging CenturyLink® Analytics and Threat Management. Whether we supply the hardware or manage and monitor what you already own, you have more time to focus on your core business competencies while we provide the security expertise.

CenturyLink® security services are fully supported globally by a skilled team of certified security professionals capable of delivering operational protection to your network and infrastructure resources.

Supported Firewall Manufacturers include:

  • Palo Alto Networks
  • Cisco
  • Fortinet
  • Imperva (for web application firewalls)
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
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Features
 
  • Robust firewall options for every need: Multiple firewall service options include delivery inside the network, at your premises, at our data centers, or completely virtual in the cloud. Other options include co-managed, fully managed, and monitored using next generation firewall technologies
  • Selection support: Custom consulting to help you select the right firewall solution for your needs
  • Configuration support: Custom configuration for installing and managing firewall systems according to your policies
  • Implementation Support: Device provisioning, implementation, and integration with existing systems, locations and networks
  • Device Management: Ongoing device management, proactive device upgrades, and patch management with unlimited policy changes
  • NextGen and UTM Support: Broad support for context (application and user identification), content (anti-malware and URL filtering) and other key features including high availability, site-to-site and client VPNs and virtual contexts
  • Monitoring: Real-time health and security event monitoring with rapid escalation per your incident response plan
  • Reporting: Periodic firewall activity reports based on log file analysis
  • Innovative User Experience: Access threat intelligence and device management information via the same console and views used by the CenturyLink Security Operations Center analysts; and use a mobile app for some features
  • Analytics and Threat Management: Correlate your firewall logs and security events with logs from your other network computing resources
Benefits
 
  • Ensure compliance with PCI, HIPAA, GBLA, FISMA and other regulations
  • Remedy gaps in your security team's skills. CenturyLink has specialized professionals on staff with experience in security practices across a broad range of industries
  • Scalable solutions poised to meet your security needs as you grow with our extensive network of data centers located around the globe
  • Protect your organization against a wide range of network attacks
  • Cost effective solutions require no capital outlay. Hardware and maintenance costs are bundled into a single affordable and predictable all-inclusive monthly charge
  • Increase employee productivity and optimize network performance by blocking hacking and other malicious activities
  • Select from market-leading technologies to deliver full-featured firewall capabilities including VPNs, IPS, anti-malware, web filtering and application and user identification
HOW IT WORKS
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To get started with Managed Firewall Services, CenturyLink performs a design review to ensure we understand your firewall needs, network and system topology, and security policies. We then use these details to help develop and define your firewall-specific security policies.

Once we ascertain your needs, we then provision, manage and monitor your firewall systems. We can provision your service on a range of platforms, including network-based and virtual firewalls as well as dedicated appliances deployed anywhere within your hybrid network.

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