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Topics: Increased Reliance | Integrated Approach | Mission Critical

Increased Reliance, Increased Exposure

There has been an explosion of business activities taking place on the Internet. With the vast number of business networks connected to it, the need is greater than ever for powerful and easy to administer Internet gateways providing secure connections while enhancing and improving network performance.

Although an Internet firewall solution is no guarantee of a secure environment, itís an essential measure if your business is connected to the Internet. To provide complete security and peace of mind, a firewall solution should be implemented alongside thorough virus detection, strict access control, strong file system security and strict security policies and procedures.

Foxfire has experience with a number of firewall solutions and has found that each must be viewed in relation to the role that it is expected to fulfil. The right choice depends upon the situation. As a company we recommend a range of products including Microsoft ISA server and Cisco PIX.

Integrated Approach

The Internet provides business with new opportunities to connect with customerís partners and employees but it also introduces new risks and concerns such as security, performance and manageability. Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server addresses these needs, providing a multi-layered firewall that helps protect network resources.

The Web cache feature enables business to save network bandwidth and provide faster Web access to users. Built to work with Windows 2000, ISA server provides secure and fast Internet connectivity with powerful integrated management tools. With its rich feature set including content filtering, Secure NAT, Web proxy service, secure Web publishing and intruder detection, ISA server is the natural choice for both the small business and enterprise organisation looking for a firewall solution to integrate into an existing Microsoft environment.

Mission Critical

Cisco PIX is regarded by many as the most advanced and secure firewall solution on the market. One reason for this is its smooth integration with other Cisco communications devices and its packet layer translation methodology.

A Cisco PIX as your point of contact with the Internet represents a formidable first line of defence against intruders. When used in combination with Microsoft ISA server internally it presents the hacker with a complex and secure barrier to attempt to penetrate.

Foxfire has extensive experience of designing and implementing firewall and related security technologies and we can help you select the solution that is right for your business.

The Problem

Determined Hackers.
Departed IT staff.
Denial of Service Attacks.
Constant Port Scans.
Increased Exposure to the Internet.

The Solution

Strong access control lists on routers.
Demarcation Zone for web facing services.
Port Address Translation (PAT).
Network Address Translation (NAT).
Private Address Range, non internet routable.
Multi VLAN Routing Architecture.

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