As the gateway to your infrastructure, a firewall is a critical element in the overall security of your Cloud platform and needs to be scaled to support not only traditional “external” traffic (as is the case with on-premise deployments), but all client traffic.
The approach taken to access your Cloud Infrastructure will have a significant bearing on your subsequent firewall requirements. Whatever your needs, we can support your business, supplying on-premise and hosted solutions.
Why Blue Chip?
- Our Cloud service provision is comprised of two options – Standard or Advanced - to meet all levels of requirement
- Integration with our range of public, private and Network as a Service connectivity options
- Ability to implement bespoke firewalls to support individual customer requirements
Infrastructure as a Service Firewalls
The nature of Infrastructure as a Service – built on the premise that services should be abstracted from the underlying hardware which supports them – lends itself well to the deployment of virtualised firewalls, which are made highly available through hypervisor technology, and which are also readily-scalable and capable of being provided on a monthly subscription basis. Our service provision is built on two standard virtual appliances, tiered to reflect the differing levels of functionality available - Standard and Advanced.
FortiGate Virtual Firewall
FortiGate’s best-of-breed virtual firewall mirrors our on-premise security offering, bringing the familiar FortiOS management interface and functionality to the Cloud. Offering the same capability as their physical counterparts, FortiGate virtual appliances are recognised as industry-leading.
All FortiGate devices offer standard stateful inspection firewall capabilities, VPN functionality, and the ability to support Unified Threat Management (UTM) functions in the form of web and email content filtering, antivirus/anti-malware, and Network intrusion prevention.
As a Gold Fortinet partner, Blue Chip have extensive experience in the configuration and support of FortiGate devices, and have been responsible for the delivery of countless successful on-premise and Cloud deployments.
Bespoke Customer Firewall
Bespoke and customer-owned dedicated firewall options can be accommodated through the provision of rack space and ports to allow connectivity with our Infrastructure as a Service and/or internet access provided through the Blue Chip Cloud platform.