In July 2016, Gartner introduced firewall as a service (FWaaS) as a new technology segment, entering it into the Gartner Hype Cycle for infrastructure for the first time and shifting it even further into mainstream awareness.
FWaaS offers the enterprise significant benefits – there is no risk or investment, and the service provider takes care of everything from uptime to scalability to hardware. Every aspect is managed externally, while delivering cutting-edge protection and capability, says Ralph Berndt, Director, Sales at Syrex.
The FWaaS market may still be in its early stages, but already it is seeing impressive uptake thanks to its ubiquity and budget-friendly customisability. Investing in a managed service as opposed to on-premises hardware and software reduces capex and mitigates the strain on skills, administration and architecture. These are, of course, some of the most common benefits of any cloud solution, so how does FWaaS add cream to the top?[Full Story.]
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Cutting-edge cloud security - firewall as a service
Last updated: 22 March 2017