Managed Firewall: SecurePCN Managed Firewall is a managed service product on our custom platform running a fully open source firewall based on the FreeBSD operating system and fully supported commercially by Netgate (www.netgate.com). Open Source also allows vulnerabilities to be detected by anyone worldwide and submit them to Netgate for remediation. SecurePCN monitors all deployed devices 24x7x365 in our dedicated Security Operations Center. All logs of firewall rules and the overall health of the appliance are streamed real-time into our monitoring platform. As part of kick-off, we build rules to allow only the devices and their perspective ports to the edge appliance to filter out any unnecessary traffic. This benefits the customer the following ways:
- Unnecessary "chatter" is filtered out to prevent potentially costly cellular data overages.
- Prevents any device from operating outside the normal configuration.
- Eliminates the possibility of "shadow IT" devices being added to the network without authorization.
SecurePCN monitors every rule including the default deny rule to know when any device on the network begins to attempt to transmit anything across the wire without authorization. When this happens, an alert will be generated in our SecurePCN SOC and the agent will then be able to triage the event; and if necessary, notify you of the event either via a phone call or generate a trouble ticket in your existing system. This includes notifications of any outages.