Managed Firewalls

Protect your business from the ever-growing risk of cyber threats – without burdening your in-house teams with complex firewall management.

ARO’s managed firewall services combine specialist knowledge and 24/7 firewall monitoring with proactive, adaptive cybersecurity measures to provide continuous firewall protection against evolving cyber threats. By maintaining a robust security posture, we can help minimise business disruption and ensure regulatory compliance while freeing up your in-house resources from firewall administration to focus on core activities.

The business of security

ARO’s managed firewall service makes your cybersecurity our core focus – so your core focus can be delivering value to the business.

The continued growth of cyber threats, and the raft of regulations and standards designed to combat them, make manging network security a business in itself.

Our fully managed end-to-end solution gives you a customised firewall deployment, designed and configured for your network environment based on your business objectives, proactively monitored 24/7 to ensure firewall optimisation and best-in-class protection at all times.

Safety first

Our managed firewall service gives you the peace of mind that comes from a flexible, well-resourced, strategic security solution delivered and maintained by experts.

  • Evolving defences. We invest in real-time updates on global security threats – and how to tackle them – as they emerge, pre-emptively defending against them before they become a problem.
  • Real-time responsiveness. Our 24/7 Operations Centre proactively monitors your networks round-the-clock, enabling us to take swift action against potential firewall breaches, minimising their impact.
  • Scalable and adaptable. Because our firewall solutions have redundancy designed in, we can scale up capacity, add firewall rules and adapt firewall configuration and capabilities to ensure you maintain a robust security posture as your business grows and changes.
  • Fully managed. Firewall maintenance, updates and administration chew up time and resource. So we do it all – along with 24/7 firewall troubleshooting – so your people can focus on the business.

We provide the technical and strategic expertise, and best-in-class infrastructure, to build and run a firewall solution to secure your networks and data for the long term. Saving you time, money and IT resources that are more profitably directed towards innovation and growth.”

Our technical expertise

Managed Firewall. Only better.

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Currency

We invest in continuous, up-to-the-minute information on the latest security threats and best practices to protect you from threats before they emerge.

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Compliance

Our firewalls are compliant with all major industry regulations and compliance standards, including PCI DSS, HIPAA.

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Complexity

We’re experienced in managing firewall security for enterprise organisations across complex network architectures with multiple entry points and interconnected systems.

Impact where it matters

Build resilience

Long-term protection against the disruption and costs associated with malware attacks, data theft and other cyber threats.

Reduce risk

Ensured compliance with regulations and standards, avoiding potential legal and reputational costs of non-compliance.

Save time and money

Free up internal resources to focus on core business activities and strategic initiatives without compromising security or compliance.

A firewall is a network security device or software that acts as a barrier between a trusted internal network and untrusted external networks, such as the internet.

The main function of a firewall is to analyse and filter network traffic based on a set of predefined rules. As data packets pass through, the firewall examines them and determines whether to allow or block them based on things like source and destination addresses, ports, and the type of traffic. This helps to prevent unauthorised access, protects against malware and cyber attacks, and establishes a secure perimeter for the network.

A managed firewall is a firewall system that is outsourced to a third-party service provider for monitoring, maintenance, and ongoing management. In a managed firewall arrangement, the service provider is responsible for configuring the firewall settings, updating security rules, monitoring network traffic, and responding to security incidents.

The key distinction between a managed and unmanaged firewall lies in the level of oversight and responsibility for the firewall’s operation. In an unmanaged firewall scenario, the organisation is solely responsible for configuring, monitoring, and maintaining the firewall. However, a managed firewall involves outsourcing these tasks to a service provider.

Having a managed firewall allows organisations to focus on its core business while still benefiting from robust network security. It provides access to specialised expertise and the continuous monitoring and management offered by a managed firewall service enhances the organisation’s overall security posture. Outsourcing firewall management also enables quicker response to emerging threats, reducing the risk of security breaches. Additionally, organisations benefit from cost savings and resource efficiency, as they no longer need to hire and train in-house personnel for firewall management.