If you are like most businesses, you have probably heard of firewalls, but may or may not be using them in your business. A managed firewall can be thought of as a traditional firewall on steroids. Today we will discuss more about what a managed firewall is as well as explain a bit more about how managed firewall pricing works.
What is a Managed Firewall?
If you are a small to medium sized small business owner, you have enough to worry about on your own. A firewall is not something that you should have to deal with on a daily basis. A managed firewall allows you to turn this vital service over to a managed service provider like Unified Network Group. With a managed firewall you pay a set monthly fee for a robust firewall as well as security updates which are released regularly to ensure your private information stays secure and your data is protected while accessing the internet.
With a managed firewall, there is no capital expense. You are simply paying a monthly fee for your MSP to proactively manage the firewall and make sure it is always working properly. Even better is that if the firewall stops working, it will be replaced with a new device at no extra monthly cost. This helps you to better budget your firewall pricing.
How Much Does a Managed Firewall Cost?
Providing a detailed estimate without knowing more about your company and your network infrastructure is extremely difficult. Your firewall pricing will typically depend on the size and speed of your network.
Questions to Ask Your Current MSP About Your Firewall
If you currently have a firewall that is managed by your MSP, it is important to get answers to some of the following questions:
- Is your firewall adequately sized for your needs?
- What internet speeds should you expect from your firewall?
- Are you performing regular firewall maintenance such as firmware updates and other upgrades that can help to improve the security of your device and your company data?
- Do you have anyone that is looking at the router logs to identify potential threats?
- Are the firewall’s security services enabled and properly configured?
These are just a few of the questions that can help to unearth whether you have the proper firewall protection for you and your company.
Have Additional Questions About Managed Firewalls?
If you have any additional questions about a managed firewall, do not hesitate to reach out to Unified Network Group today. We can be reached by phone at 864-278-0202 or through our online contact form. We’ll be happy to discuss your current firewall configuration to help you understand whether it’s adequate in today’s constantly evolving technological landscape.