Spitfire has launched Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) providing customers using Spitfire MPLS or Ethernet services with a complete managed solution, including firewall.
Spitfire FWaaS uses FortiGate next-generation firewall technology utilising purpose-built security processors and threat intelligence security services from AI-powered FortiGuard labs to deliver top-rated protection, a high-performance inspection of clear-texted and encrypted traffic.
Dominic Norton, Sales Director said, "cyber-security is of paramount importance to our customers, with growing threats from a range of criminal and malicious sources. Our Firewall as a Service provision is a natural evolution of the move to the cloud for all applications. It ensures that customers have all the benefits of a SAAS solution including automatic updates for up to the moment protection and business continuity security without the need for internal IT resources."
Spitfire FWaaS is designed as a cost-effective multi-tenancy alternative to a dedicated managed firewall, which Spitfire can already provide. The service can be a comprehensive managed service by Spitfire, or entirely or partially managed by the customer for ‘white lists' and so on. Spitfire FWaaS will be available through Spitfire channel partners as well as direct.
FWaaS enables Spitfire partners to address multi-site organisations with diverse internet usage and increasingly demanding compliance issues. In particular, it offers significant benefits to schools and academy groups. The service is designed for any organisation with a need for UTM features and those requiring a firewall refresh.