Managed Security

From firewall to web and email security, VPLS’ Managed Security solution will help protect your company against today’s ever-growing online threats.

Protect against modern threats with VPLS' Managed Firewall service

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VPLS has partnered with Fortinet to provide our customers with an industry-leading next-generation firewall in a cost-effective, yet robust monthly service package. Fortinet’s FortiGate firewall is truly a leader, validated by both being a Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for Network Firewalls and consistently recommended by NSS Labs. Security isn’t something to be taken lightly, and this VPLS Managed Firewall will be your first line of defense against today’s sophisticated threats against your business, like botnets and ransomware.

And it doesn’t stop there – VPLS’ Managed Firewall service goes far beyond just deploying a great firewall in your network. Included in the Managed Firewall service is comprehensive advanced threat protection, SD-WAN services, VPN services, 24/7/365 monitoring and alerting by our in-house NOC/SOC, weekly/monthly reports delivered to your inbox, and much more.

Gone are the days of having a dedicated VPN concentrator. VPLS’ Managed Firewall supports both SSL and IPsec VPNs in both remote access and site-to-site configurations. Our team of certified engineers will document your business needs and configure the firewall to support one or both types of VPN during initial deployment and beyond.

Multi-factor authentication (MFA/2FA) is fully supported and encouraged, and VPLS can even provide a customized package of tokens as part of the Managed Firewall service.

Why pay for a dedicated SD-WAN appliance when VPLS’ Managed Firewall has Secure SD-WAN built in? With VPLS’ Managed Firewall service, you will have, included in the package, powerful SD-WAN functionality that your business can utilize to ditch costly MPLS links, load balance redundant ISP connections, achieve desired QoS for mission-critical apps, and more.

Ensure email security with Proofpoint Essentials

According to the Verizon 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report, 94% of malware was delivered via malicious email.

VPLS has partnered with Proofpoint to provide our customers with Proofpoint Essentials for Microsoft Office 365, as well as on-premise Microsoft Exchange deployments. Proofpoint Essentials protects users against malware, spam, phishing, and other advanced email attacks, provides IT resources with real-time monitoring and alerting of suspicious email activity, and ensures business continuity with 24×7 emergency email access.

Don’t let email be the attack vector that disrupts your business and causes unnecessary loss of time and money.

Proofpoint Essentials provides businesses of all sizes with enterprise-class security for both inbound and outbound email, including:

  • Spam and phishing detection
  • Malware detection
  • Protection against non-malware threats, e.g. impostor email threats
  • Dynamic sandboxing of URLs and attachments
  • Policy-enforced encryption and data loss prevention
  • Social media account protection
  • In-depth visibility into threats
  • Per-user controls and quarantine access

Email being down is a “no-go” for today’s businesses. With ProofPoint Essentials, your email infrastructure will be able to survive a partial network failure and continue to provide users email access when the normal mail environment is unavailable. Proofpoint Essentials offers:

  • 24×7 emergency inbox
  • Instant replay to send (or resend) messages to your messaging server for 30 days
  • Email spooling and failover

Data retention is crucial for various regulatory and compliance needs. With Proofpoint Essentials Email Archive, you can extend the capabilities of Proofpoint Essentials with a 10-year archive. This gives your business an enterprise-class archive enabling you to:

  • Import historical email
  • Automatically preserve all emails and attachments
  • Allow users to search their own archived email and forward emails to their mailbox
  • Perform complex searches across the entire archive
  • Export for search results

Prevent today's web application & API exploits with VPLS' WAF solution

According to the 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), almost 50% of all data breaches are caused by application vulnerabilities.

VPLS has partnered with Fortinet to provide our customers with a web application firewall (WAF) in a cost-effective, yet robust monthly service package. Fortinet’s FortiWeb is equipped with sophisticated protection mechanisms, such as machine learning, to ensure that your web applications & APIs are protected against the OWASP Top 10 and much more.

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Why choose VPLS for your Managed Security needs

Protecting against modern-day threats is no easy task. VPLS’ Managed Firewall comes licensed with all the necessary security services to ensure it is fully equipped to protect your network from any possible attack vector. These services will be custom-tailored to meet your business needs, and include:

  • Granular firewall policies based on application signature or user name/user group
  • IPS/IDS services
  • URL and DNS filtering
  • Application identification and filtering
  • Firewall-level antivirus with sandboxing capabilities to detect zero-day threats
  • Botnet domain and IP filtering

VPLS’ Managed Security service comes with 24/7/365 monitoring, alerting, and incident response by our in-house NOC/SOC staffed with certified security experts. Our trained professionals will have visibility into your network via real-time status monitoring and up-to-the-second logs, which will allow them to easily identify, alert, and mitigate any security issues that occur within a guaranteed SLA. All activity will be tracked and reported to you through our ticketing system.

Beyond what is described above, our Managed Security service includes the following additional perks at no extra charge:

  • Vulnerability and patch management of the WAF and/or firewall
  • Weekly/monthly reporting of WAF and/or firewall activity
  • Quarterly WAF and/or firewall configuration review by certified engineers
  • Two customer-desired WAF and/or firewall changes per month*

*These do not include or limit changes needed for our engineers to mitigate incidents, but instead are for any customer-desired changes to meet new business objectives. Number and complexity of included change requests can be negotiated.

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