As your first layer of defence against hackers, virus attacks and other internet risks our Cisco firewalls ensure the protection of your server and data, making certain only 'good', intended traffic reaches your solution.
Because we take online security seriously, we place all our clients behind a fully managed redundant Cisco ASA shared firewall as standard, so your traffic is inspected and filtered before it even reaches the network.
Contact our online security experts now to discuss your options or keep on reading for more information.
A firewall is hardware, software - or a combination of both - used to prevent unauthorised traffic, programs or Internet users from accessing a private network and/or a single server/computer.
A firewall is a critical part of a hosting solution, unprotected servers are vulnerable to online attacks, leading to downtime or a compromise of data.
Hardware firewall is a dedicated machine that protects a network of servers. Traffic is blocked the firewall/router level, so never reaches the server, whereas, software firewalls run on a single computer.
A firewall may allow all traffic through unless it meets certain criteria, or it may deny all traffic unless it meets certain criteria. These rules can be set by our customers through MyUKFast control panel.
As a UKFast customer you will be able to configure your firewall rules in an instant through the MyUKFast control panel:
* Dedicated firewall control panel features
Because we take your security seriously, as standard, we place all our clients behind a fully managed redundant Cisco ASA shared firewall, so your traffic is inspected and filtered before it even reaches the network.
As a UKFast shared firewall customer you can configure your firewall rules online via MyUKFast and set which prorts should be open, as well as block any unwanted IPs.
Like all shared environments, users can be affected by other users' activities. So if you're looking for extra levels of control and security, you may wish to consider a dedicated firewall.
If you're wanting an extra level of control and security, then a dedicated Cisco ASA firewall may be the more suitable option.
Designed to exclusively protect your solution, a dedicated firewall also allows you to create custom firewall rules and VPN connections.
With a dedicated firewall you don't have to worry about the activities of those you share a firewall with. With a limited amount of resources, if you share a firewall with those who have busy sites, or have unwanted traffic like DDoS or hacking attacks, then the speed at which requests to your solution are delivered are going to be affected.
Additionally, with a shared firewall you can only restrict requests/traffic that comes from outside your network, not from users sharing the same firewall. A dedicated firewall provides protection exclusively to your server(s), and ultimately, a greater level of security.
As a dedicated firewall is for your solution only, it gives you total access control - both in and out, down to each and every server within it, so bringing with it increased security.
Designed to exclusively protect your solution, a dedicated Cisco ASA firewall allows you to create custom firewall rules and VPN connections. As your first layer of defence against hackers, virus attacks and other internet risks, a dedicated firewall ensures the protection of your server and data, making certain only 'good', intended traffic reaches your solution.
For business-critical infrastructures and high revenue sites, a dedicated redundant firewall is the most resilient solution.
Ensuring high availability of your security infrastructure with redundant failover protection, so in the event the primary ASA fails, the secondary becomes active automatically without any downtime.
This solution supports two failover configurations - Active/Active failover and Active/Standby failover; with each configuration having its own method for determining and performing failover. With Active/Active failover, both units can pass network traffic, letting you configure load balancing on your network. With Active/Standby failover, only one unit passes traffic while the other unit waits in a standby state.
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