With a turnkey virtualization platform you can setup a managed firewall service in minutes
A managed firewall service is one of the key offerings from MSSPs but it needs to be quick to deploy, flexible and profitable. A network firewall service needs to build on the capabilities you have today so you don’t need to retrain your entire team. And it needs to work with your client’s existing security tools.
Setting up a managed firewall service is slow, cumbersome and expensive
When customers urgently need additional traffic inspection, you want to be able to respond immediately but historically, the most common strategy has been to deploy a bigger security appliance per customer. This is slow, cumbersome to manage, and expensive.
And, with a constantly changing IT landscape, evolving network traffic patterns and exponentially growing encrypted traffic, it is difficult to predict the inspection capacity needed in a few months, let alone a year from now. Continuing to add more physical appliances is a never-ending pursuit and it leads one to consider virtualization.
A turnkey virtualization platform for scaling traffic inspection per tenant
The turnkey Corsa Network Security Virtualization Platform is pre-built so it can be installed in minutes and your customers never have to deal with the infrastructure. Behind the scenes, the virtual firewall instances are creating any amount of inspection capacity, running on state of the art hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) specifically optimized for in-line network security functions.
By fully integrating with firewall APIs and policy managers, you get a cloud-like user experience for managing the infrastructure and more efficient operations with the Corsa Security Orchestrator. Multi-tenancy allows you to add or remove traffic inspection capacity as needed with the click of a button so you are only paying for the traffic inspection capacity your customers need resulting in better ROI for you.
Not only does this platform give you complete visibility into your customers traffic but you can enable all the NGFW threat protection profiles, including IPS, SSL/TLS Inspection, AppID, Web filtering and more. Each of these can be offered as additional value added services to your clients without having to install yet another appliance.
A single platform that supports all end-customers and allows granular scaling
Corsa Security provides all the necessary network, server, load balancing and management components in a turnkey package. You continue to offer your preferred security vendors by providing the appropriate licenses to the virtual firewall instances, and configuring the firewall policy from the existing policy manager while on the virtualization platform you can tune each customer’s inspection to meet their needs.
There is no longer any need to deploy new physical firewalls to increase inspection for each customer since with the Corsa Security solution they are collapsed into a single virtualization platform that supports all of the end-customers and allows granular scaling. In some cases, a single VM is enough for the end-customer needs whereas in other cases, a cluster of VMs is spun up to create the required amount of inspection capacity.
Multi-tenancy for improved efficiency and better ROI
With enterprises looking for the latest security solutions and and the ability to instantly increase inspection capacity, you have to be able to offer a flexible and up-to-date managed firewall service that protects your customer’s network, data and users. This is unsustainable with hardware alone which is why you need to have your managed firewall service use a turnkey virtualization platform for scaling inspection that offers these benefits:
- Quick installation
- Stronger security
- Improved IT operational efficiency
- Zero downtime
- Better ROI
This platform allows you to offer a new and more flexible service to your customers: complete yet elastic traffic inspection which is tailored to their needs and can scale up or down at any moment.