“Do you need a firewall? The short answer is yes. Do you need a skilled partner to manage your firewall to maximize its effectiveness? That is the bigger question that needs to be addressed.”
– Glenn Baruck, eDot
Two of the most common questions we receive as an MSSP (managed security service provider) are in the headline. This brief article by Security Analyst Todd Hovorka will introduce you to the definition of a Managed Firewall, help you understand its nuances and determine whether this type of service is right for your company. Many companies have an internal IT person that can purchase and even implement the initial set-up of a firewall. What happens after that is as critical as having one in the first place and requires constant vigilance.