5 reasons IT Providers should have a FWaaS offering for clients
by Abbie-Lee Hollister, on October 8, 2019
Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) is the way to deliver firewall and other network security capabilities as a cloud service. FWaaS provides a simpler and more flexible architecture to leverage centralised management of policies, content filtering, malware and threat protection, and other firewall capabilities.
From speaking to over 4000 IT Providers in the past three years, we know that firewall hardware is often a hard sell. Getting approval for upfront expenditures for all sizes of clients can be difficult. Plus, it's definitely on everyone's mind that in just a couple of years, this hardware is going to grow obsolete.
4. Performance takes precedence
One of the biggest issues with appliance-based security is that the physical devices are limited by performance. Often, due to budget constraints, the limitations of physical appliances often force clients choose between security and cost efficiency (and we all know which is a higher priority). FWaaS will ensure security takes precedence over hardware concerns.
5. You can offer more than a firewall
Enabling clients to get the protection they need with no up-front capital expenditures, especially if you have an all-in-one UTM solution such as Untangle.
Untangle is a comprehensive and powerful all-in-one security solution, delivering intrusion prevention, gateway anti-virus, anti-spyware, application blocking, bandwidth management, IPSec VPN, SSL VPN, content filtering, and more.