Enhancing Your Firewall Security

CDW knows that providing secured and flexible remote access to your workforce and trusted partners is pivotal to your organisation and productivity. CDW’s Professional Services Consultant’s will perform a review of your Remote Access Services from the ground up, providing you with insights into topology, security stance, bottle-necks and potential risks.

Why Should I Assess My Firewall Security?

As solutions evolve and adapt to business demands, legacy configuration is often be left behind which over time can result in degraded performance and a weakened security stance. In addition, organisations often lack understanding of the traffic traversing their firewall and the protocols and applications that make up that traffic.

CDW Firewall Health Assessment Security Risk

The CDW Remote Access Service is designed for organisations who want to baseline and benchmark their remote access services & who need assurance that their remote access service is robust, performant and is configured in accordance to industry good practice. The resulting report is targeted at your IT management team who are responsible for ensuring a high level of continuity and availability on the network.

We perform

  • Discovery and review of your firewall platform(s) including associated device configurations, policy sets, features and review of existing management or monitoring processes.
  • Identification of risks with clear recommendations around configuration updates, support status, operational performance and identification of single point of failures.

The report includes hardware, firmware, agent software and associated vendor support status, network topology, device serial numbers, routing and redundancy / HA configuration, device, port and authentication methods and configuration as well as highlighting any concerns and providing remedial recommendations.

Requirements

  • Read-only access to the device GUI, CLI and management consoles (where available) for lower level script-based discovery.
  • Valid read-only SNMP access enabled.
  • A definition of in-scope firewall devices to be reviewed - CDW can offer additional bespoke physical audit services if you are unsure of the makeup of your estate.
  • Monitoring software is sometimes installed to capture utilisation and health statistics where existing services are not available.
  • Physical access to hardware for physical health check purposes.

Why Choose CDW?

Value

CDW has access to the most comprehensive sales, technical and lifecycle services training and vendor resources. For most customers prevention of a single critical outage will more than offset the cost of a health check. CDW recommends a firewall health check on an annual basis, depending on how often the firewall rules are updated or changes are made within the organisation, especially after major changes in the business such as mergers or acquisitions, deployment of new services and applications, or changes in technical administration staff.

Business Impact

The toolsets and methods utilised by CDW Consultants to perform the health check assessments are designed to run in a production environment with minimal impacts on the existing infrastructure. Where possible, the assessment can be performed entirely remotely although we typically recommend that for the first day our consultants visit your site where practical to engage face-to-face discussions and perform any required physical checks.

Customer Satisfaction

CDW has capabilities to architect, implement and support complex network environments which truly meet your business requirements. CDW will identify strengths and develop targeted plans to serve your needs.

Services

Essential

Discovery review of one or more in-scope stand-alone firewall appliances or HAclusters, discovering and documenting basic physical topology, scale and operational health.

*This package does not include any configurational deep-dive or policy analysis.

Premium

Discovery and creation of assessment of one or more in-scope firewall appliances or HA clusters, including physical (Layer-1/2) and logical (Layer-3) network diagrams for in-scope devices, management and monitoring of in-scope firewall platforms, deep-dive configuration review, and more.

The Changing Nature of Work

46% of respondents at organisations are intending to implement remote or hybrid working. For these strategies to be successful, IT decision-makers will need the support of their organisation’s leadership.

Read our report to understand what other organisations like yours are experiencing and which solutions are being considered.