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Ecessa Increases Customer Security by Adding Layer 7 Firewall

Posted by on October 10, 2019 7:19 am

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I am proud to announce the release of Ecessa’s firmware revision 11.1.0, which includes enhanced Layer 7 Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) security with intrusion detection services (IDS) and intrusion prevention services (IPS) and website filtering capabilities. With this release, we deliver both advanced security and resiliency in a single device.

Ecessa’s NGFW is built into every Ecessa Edge®, PowerLink® and WANworX® device. Security features include:

  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDS/IPS)
  • Selectable threat classes (Malware, Ransomware, DDoS)
  • Threat package updates (automatic and configurable)
  • Website filtering
  • Custom rules engine
  • Customizable inbound and outbound rules
  • Quality of Service (QoS) engine
  • Access Control List (ACL) with change logs
  • Full read/write control of all rules and policies
  • Full reporting, logging and alerting
  • Full support for IPSec and SSL VPN (PowerLink and WANworX models)

Download the Data Sheet here.

Security and resiliency are top priorities for all organizations today, particularly those dealing with compliance issues, such as banks and healthcare providers. We’ve all read about data breaches and other cyber-attacks damaging reputations; they also cause loss of productivity, loss of revenues and can result in substantial fines. According to Small Business Trends, 43 percent of cyber-attacks target small business, and 60 percent of small companies go out of business within six months of being attacked. With the need to securely off-load Internet traffic at the edge, and encrypt sensitive business data traversing public broadband circuits, stronger security features have become essential throughout the network.

For many years, Ecessa has included a stateful Layer 4 firewall in our wide area network devices. This met the edge security requirements for many organizations, sometimes in conjunction with a purpose-built firewall at their headquarters. Technological advances and our 18-year tradition of innovation drove us to develop intellectual property that not only meets market needs for advanced security, but also offers the greatest customization options with unlimited technical support.

Ecessa recognizes every network is unique. Our goal is to empower network architects to easily create the exact solutions they need, with uncompromised security and resilience.

Upgrading to Ecessa’s secure SD-WAN is your next strategic step in protecting your IT environments and ensuring your networks stay Never Down®.

Existing customers can contact or call 800-669-6242 to verify whether their Ecessa units qualify for a free firmware upgrade.

Schedule a Layer 7 Firewall demo now or contact Ecessa at 800.669.6242 to learn more.

Register for our October 29 webinar on Ecessa Firewall Features here.


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