“To us, the fact that Firewall as a Service is listed in the current Gartner Hype Cycle shows that it’s a red-hot technology trend – and the analysts also give it a ‘high’ benefit rating,” comments Dennis Monner, CEO of Secucloud. “With our cloud-based security portfolio, we’re a forerunner leading the FWaaS development, because the Secucloud solution for this emerging technology of the future is already available to our customers today. As one of the few providers offering a FWaaS in their product range, we see this Gartner mention as confirmation of the huge potential of our cloud-based approach.”
Flexible enterprise protection in the cloud
Companies using conventional firewall appliances need to build extra capacity into them from the start in order to ensure they can cope with peak loads and higher user numbers or traffic. In contrast, the Secucloud Firewall as a Service gives users much more flexibility because it scales up or down as necessary in a virtual cloud environment. It is also location-independent, so mobile devices like laptops and smartphones – along with equipment in home offices – benefit from the same protection as computers, machines and IoT devices on the corporate network. In this way, Secucloud provides universal enforcement of security policies regardless of location, including across a variety of subsidiaries and devices. The necessary security profiles are predefined and Secucloud ensures that they are implemented immediately, saving IT security managers valuable time. In addition, the solution eliminates the time and cost required for implementing patches and updates. As a cloud-based solution, the Secucloud firewall is automatically kept up to date at all times. Its high scalability ensures that there are never any compromises on performance – regardless of the number of users and even with the implementation of computing-intensive security filters.
Secucloud is the first German-based provider of a comprehensive, completely cloud-based, enterprise-class security system for telcos and mobile phone operators. The modular Elastic Cloud Security System (ECS2) is installed directly into the carrier’s network infrastructure, enabling it to protect its customers from all cyber-threats on the internet in a centralised way. Customers do not need to install any software on their devices, so no setup or maintenance is required. The Secucloud solution scales elastically and can protect more than 100 million users effectively and in real time. While customers are surfing the web, the various analysers in ECS2 scan all data traffic for malicious and damaging content. To ensure extensive protection, Secucloud combines multiple powerful security technologies, including multi-AV engines, next generation firewall, packet analysers (including deep packet inspection as well as IDS and IPS systems), global cloud intelligence, DNS layer analysers, SSL scan decision, trust & reputation analysers, APT sandbox analysers and content analysers.
Further information about the company and its solutions is available on www.secucloud.com.
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