Protect your business-critical information against unauthorized access, and help ensure network security and availability with UKFast's managed firewall options.
The Cisco ASA (Adaptive Security Appliance) firewall protects corporate networks of all sizes, providing highly secure access to data - anytime, anywhere, using any device.
We take your protection seriously. So, as a UKFast customer your solution automatically sits behind a fully managed redundant Cisco ASA shared firewall. For extra control and security you may wish to consider a dedicated firewall, or a dedicated redundant firewall to protect your business-critical infrastructure.
A firewall provides a critical element of a hosting solution, as unprotected servers are vulnerable to online attacks, leading to downtime or a compromise of data. A firewall is a protective system that lies, in essence, between your network and the Internet, preventing unauthorized use and access to your network.
Its job is to analyse data entering and exiting the network based on your configuration. Playing an important role on your network, a firewall provides a protective barrier against most forms of attack coming from the outside world.
Your first layer of defence against hackers, virus attacks and other risks is the fully managed redundant Cisco ASA firewall your environment sits behind, which means all server traffic is inspected and filtered before it even reaches your hosting network. And because we know how important security is to your business, we place your solution behind a fully managed redundant Cisco ASA shared firewall, as standard. As a UKFast customer you can configure your firewall rules online in an instant - via your MyUKFast control panel - and set which ports should be open, as well as block any unwanted IPs.
If you want an extra level of control and security, then a dedicated Cisco ASA firewall may be the more suitable option. A dedicated firewall allows you to create custom firewall rules and VPN connections and you don't have to worry about the activities of those you share a firewall with. 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.
For business-critical infrastructures and high revenue sites, a dedicated redundant Cisco 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.
Not only does your solution sit behind a Cisco ASA firewall as standard, our data centres are ISO 27001 certified and PCI-compliant, which ensures your solution is protected by exceptional levels of security at all times.
You'll soon see our expert support engineers as an extension of your team. Supporting Windows, Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian and RedHat, our team are available 24/7/365 to answer questions or help resolve any issues, plus your call will be answered within 3 rings, guaranteed.
With UKFast we guarantee 100% network uptime, ensuring your business is always online. And with PROprotection you can combine extras such as 15min support response, 1 hour hardware replacement and proactive server monitoring to give you absolute peace of mind.
“We switched to a dedicated firewall, directly as a result of UKFast's recommendation, we've had no issues since. It is vital that we have a security team that we can rely on and this is definitely something we get from UKFast.”
Your solution is only ever housed in our government and ISO-certified, ultra-secure data centres managed by security cleared personnel. And as an exclusively UK-based company, hosting with UKFast offers guaranteed data sovereignty. UKFast is a government approved supplier through the G-Cloud 12 framework.