ControlScan Extends Services to Cisco Meraki UTM Firewalls
ControlScan, the managed security service provider (MSSP) that “IT leaders and their organizations rely upon for unified security and compliance,” has extended its managed security services to support customer-owned Cisco Meraki UTM Firewall security appliances and wireless access points.
Businesses utilizing the fully-managed ControlScan UTM Firewall service will benefit from its “expertise and manpower for streamlined internal processes and a strengthened security posture,” the company says.
Many IT professionals deploy firewalls with Unified Threat Management (UTM) capabilities, because they provide additional security layers above and beyond those of a traditional firewall. However, the company says that, “as with any security technology, the UTM firewall must be expertly managed in order to remain effective against an evolving threat landscape. The ControlScan-managed UTM Firewall service addresses this gap for both new and established Meraki users.”
“A UTM firewall isn’t something you just set up and walk away from,” said Cory Miller, Director of Security Operations. “It’s a security appliance that has to be actively managed and monitored.
“The firewall’s rules have to remain current and aligned with the latest security threats, as well as your organization’s evolving business processes. Many IT teams are unable to stay on top of this due to staffing constraints, and that’s where we add value,” Miller said.
ControlScan takes “a proactive approach to protecting businesses from cyber threats, while helping ensure their compliance with security and privacy standards like PCI DSS and HIPAA/HITECH,” the company says. “Our unified security and compliance solutions deliver confidence to millions of businesses as well as the IT professionals who serve them.
“Merchant service providers and web-hosting companies also partner with us to reduce cybercrime-related business risk.” The Atlanta-based company says it is “venture backed and supported by a worldwide base of customers, partners and strategic alliances.”
For more information, visit ControlScan.com or call (800) 825-3301.