Network security risks

Firewall configuration.
With the right training to more network security.

The best firewall excludes the human risk factor

As an IT manager, you will know: Network security is mission critical for any professional establishment, be it a large corporation, a small law firm, a retail chain, or the public authorities. At the same time we face increasing risk from all kinds of cyberattacks on companies, including new types of malware and attemp­ted blackmail by ransomware.

The obvious solution in this situation is a state-of-the-art security infrastructure with, for example, a next-generation UTM firewall. But this is just one side of the coin, because 99% of security vulnerabilities arise from incorrectly configured firewalls.

Is the biggest risk factor sitting in front of the computer?

People make mistakes – not least when it comes to the complex topic of network security. Configuring a firewall appliance often feels like Sisyphean work: You never finish and find little to no help. Not so with the LANCOM usability concept! With a clear Web interface that simplifies firewall configuration, cloud-controllable firewalls, and user-oriented firewall training, we help IT managers to implement tailored and, above all, attack-resistant security policies for their network in a dynamic working environment.

 

Firewall configurations are demanding and nerve-racking

In contrast to other network components such as routers, switches or access points, firewall configurations require regular checking and updates.

What’s more, operating most commercially available firewalls can be very time consuming and can be incredibly confusing. Endless tables and drop-down menus make it hard to find and understand the right buttons to configure the policies.

The result is stress, insecurity, and errors – and consequently an insecure network.

Disruptive usability with the LANCOM R&S®Unified Firewalls

Network security can be stress-free. The easy-to-use web interface of the LANCOM R&S®Unified Firewalls helps you to deliver the highest levels of network security. Human error in firewall configuration is greatly reduced as the network firewall rules are clearly and intuitively displayed in graphic form. Displayed in a browser, a centra­lized management GUI enables granu­lar fine tuning while providing a comprehensive overview of the secured devices and connections in the network. This makes it not only simpler to implement security require­ments, it also saves time by allowing rules to be combined easily.

Transparency is maximized thanks to exhaustive audit and compliance reports.

Firewall configuration in under 5 minutes with LANCOM

Firewall configuration made easy: For many IT administrators, setting up a firewall for the first time often means an encounter with uncer­tainty, inexperience, or bad memories. Our answer to these concerns are the user interface and the helpful wizards that come with our firewalls.

A few mouse clicks with the intuitive installation wizard for the LANCOM R&S®Unified Firewalls is all it takes for a quick and easy initial configuration in under five minutes.

Cyber Security reimagined

„Cyberattacks are omnipresent and constitute a huge threat to the entire economy, regardless of size or industry. The rapid increase in mobile work and cloud services is also making companies even more vulnerable to cyberattacks. While greater flexibility is achieved through remote work and cloud services, the new structures, at the same time, create new attack vectors for cybercriminals which should sound the alarm bells with IT security experts.“  – techconsult study from 2022

 

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And it gets even easier: Cloud-managed security!

Maximum protection. Minimum effort.

Go for the cloud – go for “One-Click Security”. The LANCOM Management Cloud (LMC) handles every aspect of the manual firewall configuration as well as setting up VPN connections (Auto VPN). The content filter, anti-virus features, SSL inspection, and the application management are configured centrally and applied at all sites automatically. The implementation of even complex security policies is reduced to just a few mouse clicks in the LMC.

It was never easier to implement network security. So easy it is disruptive, our simple operation and monitoring concept helps you to implement a made-to-measure security architecture for your network, entirely based on industry-leading cybersecurity technology.
 

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Secure devices in a secure network management cloud

Assessing the security of network components is not easy. What should be considered in particular? What characterizes a 'secure' device? In addition to some thoughtful device settings, there are benchmarks from the BSI that help make a well-considered and informed purchasing decision and ensure greater network security. With the IT Security Label of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), for example, manufacturers commit to meeting the strict security requirements of the BSI with their product and provide insight into the security properties of the product with a QR code and the associated BSI platform. This makes it easy to select truly secure devices and further reduces risks to network security.

More about the BSI IT Security Label

Step-by-step to firewall expertise

But there’s more to our support than a clearly structured interface and professional tutorials: It is not only the development of our firewalls that focuses on your concerns and needs – a wide range of services, support, and training around firewalls are also available to take you further.

 

Jump start

For a relaxed introduction into the world of firewalls, we can help to get you going: The LANCOM Firewall Config Service offers you competent support with the configuration of your firewall.

Have a member of the LANCOM support team work directly to set up your LANCOM R&S®Unified Firewall.

There are two possible ways for you to benefit from our expert know-how; either during a remote session, or by a LANCOM technician visiting you directly on site.

Training

Become an firewall expert with our firewall workshops! The new LANacademy booking and training platform, you have access to a training offering that meets your individual requirements. Our trainers are network specialists with many years of experience in IT training. They provide you with in-depth knowledge that you can directly implement for specific application scenarios.

With the LANCOM Professional Workshop Unified Firewall you take the first steps towards professional handling of our firewalls.

The LANCOM Specialist Workshop Unified Firewall provides you with the knowledge you need to implement more extensive tasks with LANCOM R&S®Unified Firewalls.

Help in practice with firewalls

If questions crop up or you need urgent assistance while operating your LANCOM R&S®Unified Firewalls, our Support Team is there for you. In addition, for a guaranteed initial response time of max. 4 hours with professional support in case of small and large problems, the LANCOM Service Pack 10/5 is available for 10 hours on 5 working days.

Or would you prefer an all-round carefree package? In the event of massive operational disruptions or a total outage, our LANCOM Service Pack 24/7 gives you quick help from our LANCOM experts within 30 minutes – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

In addition, our Support Knowledge Base provides you with helpful hints, tips, and tricks on all aspects of the LANCOM R&S®Unified Firewalls.


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