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Is your business ready for the future of firewalling?

Cisco ASA

It’s readily apparent that the security fortification landscape has shifted quite a bit in just the last few years. One key reason for this is that IT leaders face a major challenge when it comes to managing far-flung infrastructures and enforcing consistent security policies for everything and everyone. Today’s organization is balancing more networks, more endpoints, and more cloud assets than ever before, and keeping it all equally secure can be a major handful.

Things get especially complex when you zoom in and examine the firewall concept. Firewalls in the old days were simple – you had one office location, with one network, and you put up one firewall to safeguard everything. That approach won’t cut it anymore. With so many users operating in remote and hybrid settings, not to mention many employees whose work styles are mobile-first and cloud-first, it’s difficult to find a firewall system that safeguards everything. It’s harder still when you try to balance your firewall needs with a host of other IT priorities – management and control, threat intelligence, consistency of security policies, and of course cost.

At Zones, what we recommend is a firewall solution from Cisco. For instance, with Cisco's Secure Firewall 3100 Series, you get a rock-solid foundation for protecting everything – from your HQ to your home office, your data center to your cloud. You’ll enjoy limitless firewall capabilities, unified identity management policies, and even insights from artificial intelligence and machine learning. Plus, migration is easy and consumption models are highly flexible.

Cisco understands that the overall goal in IT is to maximize efficiency while minimizing cost. And here’s the simple truth – it’s nigh impossible to keep costs under control when you’re managing an overly complicated mess of security systems. That’s the beauty of using a single, unified firewall solution. It allows you to regain control and achieve consistency with a security framework that’s efficient, streamlined, and tailored to fit your budgetary needs.

Aside from dollars and cents, another top strategic priority is to be as supportive as possible for hybrid workers – and Cisco makes that part easy, too. Cisco security solutions are designed for today’s hybrid work world. They help organizations centralize IT management at all costs, no matter how diverse or complex their environments become. They’re also highly supportive of today’s “cloud-first” business model, as they enable businesses to create a tunnel from the traditional firewall to the cloud, leveraging remote access and zero-trust network access.

The bottom line is that Cisco designs security solutions with all of the modern organization’s priorities in mind. They look to protect all of your employees – no matter where, when, or how they work – and they deliver IT solutions that can make that happen.

And at Zones, we are proud to say we’re a Cisco Gold Certified Partner. This means we’ve achieved the highest possible level of partnership with Cisco, and we have a deep expertise of how Cisco solutions can make your business more secure and more successful.

To explore this potential further, connect with a Zones Account Manager today.

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