Firewalls & Network Security, San Francisco Bay Area
At a minimum, your perimeter firewall must efficiently inspect every byte of every packet to provide the deepest level of network protection. In addition to this essential function, your firewall may also provide application intelligence and control, traffic visualization, and VPN services to support encrypted site-to-site and remote user access. Over our 28 year history we have deployed, configured, and upgraded hundreds of firewalls from virtually every manufacturer.
The Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Next Generation Firewalls combines the industry’s most deployed stateful inspection firewall with comprehensive security services, including:
- Visibility and granular control of applications.
- Robust web security
- Advanced threat protection with intrusion prevention system (IPS)
- Highly secure remote access (Cisco AnyConnect)
- Botnet protection
- Proactive, near real-time Internet threat protection.
Available as standalone appliances in multiple sizes to protect branch offices to enterprise data centers, high performance blades for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series switches, or as VMs for private and public clouds. Cisco ASAs can be clustered to provide high availability security services for robust network edges.
Dell SonicWALL Next Generation Firewalls seamlessly integrate intrusion prevention, malware protection, application intelligence and control, and real-time traffic visualization and inspection. They also offer site-to-site and client VPN remote connectivity and are available in multiple sizes to accommodate enterprise to SMB:
SuperMassive Series – Designed for large networks to offer scalability, reliability, and deep security at multi-gigabit speeds.
E-Class NSA Series – Enterprise Class protection utilizing high-performance multi-core architecture for mid-size enterprise networks.
NSA Series – For small to medium sized organizations, branch offices, school campuses.
TZ Series – Unified Threat Management for small businesses and remote sites.
Meraki, now a part of Cisco, offers the first cloud managed security platform designed to make distributed networks fast, secure, and easy to manage. The controls are intuitive, requiring no specialized IT staff.
Auto provision site-to-site VPNs to connect branches securely and simply. Site-to-site connectivity is configured with a single click in the Meraki dashboard. Full and split tunnels can be easily configured.
It’s no longer enough to simply block protcols, hosts, and ports. Today’s environment requires protection be application aware. Meraki integrates Snort-based intrusion protection system (IPS) offering signature, protocol, and anomaly-based inspection and threat containment.
Cut inter-site application bandwidth requirements by up to 99% and accelerate CIFS, FTP, HTTP, and TCP traffic by up to 209 times! Integrated web caching dramatically accelerates browsing for users consuming video content or online applications.
Control Applications, Users, and Devices
Gain visibility and control over users, content, and applications using Layer 7 fingerprinting to classify evasive and encrypted applications. Identify and block clients by device, user, and even integrate with Active Directory to apply policies to groups of users.
Smart Link Bonding
Connect branches with multiple WAN links (cable, DSL, T1, etc.) and balance traffic between uplinks for redundancy and cost effective bandwidth.
Why Choose Forte To Secure Your Network?
As a Cisco Premier Partner with 28 years experience, our Cisco Certified engineers have secured networks, built VPN connections, and enabled safe and secure remote access for companies of all sizes throughout the Bay Area.
Our demonstrated ability to deliver security solutions to small businesses led to our selection to the Cisco Small and Medium Business Advisory Board, a select group of 24 partners nationwide that works closely with Cisco on product strategies.
With over 200 SonicWALLs deployed at customer sites, Forte knows SonicWALLs intimately. We have multiple SonicWALL Certified Security System Administrators (CSSA) on staff.
Call or email us to speak with an experienced engineer!
Firewalls and Network Security for San Francisco Bay Area Businesses
We provide remote and on site firewall and network security consulting throughout the greater San Francisco region, including:
- Berkeley, Emeryville
- Oakland, Alameda
- San Leandro
- Walnut Creek
- Concord, Martinez
- Richmond, Hercules
- Dublin, San Ramon