Having to dedicate administrators to the task of securing the network along with their other duties is costly, consumes precious resources, and because the administrators are often not trained security professionals, the network tends to be much less secure than it can be. For a fraction of the cost of having and training a full-time security professional on staff, ISAG will manage your security assets for you, so you can focus on managing your network. We'll do for you what we know how to do best, and you can do what you do best.
In short, ISAG Firewall/IDS Management Services greatly reduce staffing and training costs. Additionally, we have backup staff while most organizations have a single Firewall or IDS administrator, who may take ill or resign from the organization.
ISAG's team consists of leading experts in the areas of firewalls and intrusion detection. Our staff includes consultants certified on the latest technologies from Check Point, Axent, Network Associates, and ISS to name a few. ISAG's President and Founder, Ira Winkler, was the Director of Technology at the National Computer Security Association, now known as ICSA, and in that role helped to shape and define the criteria used to certify firewalls.
Collectively, our consultants have implemented literally hundreds of firewalls, and we have funneled this experience into a knowledge base that is used by the security engineers in the Managed Services Group. All of the lessons learned, implementation quirks, and configuration experience are available to aid our managed clients.
Managed firewalls/IDS services are conducted from the ISAG Security Operations Center (SOC) and include 24x7 active monitoring, 8-8 EST availability for configuration changes, and monthly utilization, activity, and security reports. Clients can opt for full management, shared management, or simply active monitoring, log analysis, and monthly reporting.