Metronet offers several variations of a managed security solutions which are designed to:
- improve customer security
- ease the increasing burden of administration for IT managers and departments; and
- reduce costs by utilising Metronet’s infrastructure economies of scale and security expertise
All organisations now face a Blended Security Threat comprising potential attacks from network intrusion, viruses, worms, phishing, spyware, denial of service (DOS) attacks and spam. Management and administration of multiple point solutions that have traditionally been used to address the individual elements of the Blended Security Threat is now widely acknowledged as an enormous challenge. To address this, Unified Threat Management (UTM) solutions have emerged as the only reliable means of protection against the multiplicity of threats now targeting corporate networks.
Metronet’s Managed Security services encompass system administration and support, VPN configuration, policy management, hardware maintenance and support which can be delivered on-net or on-site.
Full service on-net
If you would prefer to hand over the day-to-day responsibility of your organisation’s Managed Security, Metronet recommends that you choose the on-net service. This will ensure that your data is managed around the clock at Metronet’s Network Control Centre with you using Metronet’s high-end firewall as your own.
An ancillary benefit to this service is that the Data Centre is directly attached to Metronet’s 10Gbps resilient fibre layoff to the Internet. As a result your last mile access circuits are not burdened with traffic blocked by the security process thereby safeguarding your IT resources and providing protection against malicious attacks designed to impact end users network performance.
As an On-net customer you also benefit from the economies of scale presented by a shared resource. As a result, SMEs can now benefit from the blue chip industrial strength security that would otherwise only be available to larger organisations.
For IT and Network Managers who want to retain control over security, this service comprises an on-site firewall with dual management responsibility.
Working in partnership with Metronet Consultants, you retain management control while taking advantage of Metronet’s 24 hour management service that provides cover for:
- Out of hours support.
- Holidays and sick leave.
- Day-to-day distractions.
- Specific systems expertise.
With an extensive range of spare parts in-house, you can be confident that in the unlikely event of hardware failure, Metronet has the resources to guarantee next working day replacements. This said Metronet endeavours to replace systems inside four hours.
Real-time protection 24/7
As well as guaranteeing service availability in line with its 99.95% Service Level Agreement, Metronet also ensures real-time updates to guard against the changing Blended Security Threat.
Both Metronet's Managed Security services compromise common elements that combine to provide a total solution.
For further details, please don’t hesitate to contact us.