The Issue:

Firewalls have long been touted as a key component to securing your environment. Today they are just as important, but their place in today’s modern office have drastically changed. Applications today can easily circumvent traditional port based firewalls and their security controls. Cloud services and applications have complicated the picture; however, it is important that every organization consider whether they need to have a next-generation firewall (NGFW) that monitors and protects the entire technology stack.


The Solution:

An understanding and analysis of your existing environment, with respect to your wholistic security needs, is important to understand when designing a next generation firewall implementation.  Done properly, a next generation firewall will add a layer of protection against a possible security breach. Remember that a firewall alone doesn’t mean you are secure, but it is a big piece to the puzzle. Ideally determining your firewall requirements should be part of an overall Strategic Technology Plan or Comprehensive IT Security Assessment.


Our Consulting Methodology starts with listening so contact an ETS Trusted Advisor now to discuss your situation and how we can help.


Next Generation Firewall Recommendation:


The ETS recommended firewall solution is brought to you by Sophos. The new XG Firewall offers "Unrivaled Security, Simplicity and Insight" especially when used in conjunction with other Sophos solutions. Features you just can't get anywhere else.

  • Full protection suite of network, wireless, IPS, VPN, web, app, email, and web application firewall technology
  • Automatically identify and isolate infected systems on your network until they can be cleaned up
  • Unprecedented visibility, including user and application risk, with traffic-light style indicators and rich reporting
  • Unified policy management that makes powerful policies and rule sets easy and intuitive
  • Industry-leading performance at every price point with XG Series hardware appliances utilizing FastPath

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Contact Us:


Call us today at 630.620.1100 for a free consultation, pricing information, and to discuss your IT Security Needs. This comprehensive solution and approach will protect you from the latest threats including Ransomware. 



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