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Managed Security

Managed Security Overview

The Internet has been a boon for many businesses, dramatically changing many existing business models and creating new ones. With assets such as customer and employee information, Intellectual Property, and company information so tightly interconnected, it is ever more important to safeguard those online assets. Recent news stories about numerous security breaches highlights the need to remain vigilant.

First Communications’ Managed Security offers Managed Cloud and premised based solutions with feature packages that include Intrusion Detection and Prevention, Malware/Antivirus protection, Application Control and Web Filtering. The Managed Cloud Security infrastructure is a redundant Next Generation Fortinet firewall platform located in First Communications’ Data Center facilities. With Managed Security, you get access to the Managed Security Reporting portal. Managed Cloud Security provides centralized Internet access for your network and users, providing a cost effective security solution.

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Industry Certified Systems

First Communications’ Managed Security provides cost-effective solutions for each customer’s network security needs based on industry certified systems.

Around the Clock Monitoring 

Around the clock monitoring by First Communications assures that the proper level of attention is always provided to the security of the customer’s network.

Up-to-date Anti-Virus Protection

Ongoing management assures that the Managed Security systems are always up-to-date with the most current virus and attack signatures, as well as operating systems revisions.

Web-based Security Reporting

The Web-based security reporting provides the customer with reports critical to meeting the requirements of HIPAA, GLBA, Sarbanes-Oxley and other regulatory mandates.

  1. Cost effective, industry standard security solutions are selected to meet each customer’s particular requirements.
  2. Each solution is configured and managed by First Communications to meet the customer’s specific security policies.
  3. Web-based security reporting tools provide customers with a view into their Managed Security, including reporting and trending data. A wide range of reports display critical activity on firewall and virus attacks, bandwidth usage, web site visits, user activity and more.

Network-based Antivirus (ICSA Certified) 

  • Description
    • Detects and eliminates viruses and worms in real time. Scans incoming and outgoing email attachments
      (SMTP, POP3, IMAP) and Web (HTTP) and file transfer (FTP) traffic — with-out degrading Web performance.
  • Benefit
    • Closes the vulnerability window by stopping viruses and worms before they enter the network.


  • Description
    • Scans and eliminates viruses and worms found in encrypted VPN tunnels.
  • Benefit
    • Prevents infection by remote users and partners

Firewall (ICSA Certified)

  • Description
    • Industry standard stateful inspec-tion firewall
  • Benefit
    • Certified protection, maximum performance and scalability

Web Content Filtering

  • Description
    • Processes Web content to block inappropriate material and mali-cious scripts via URL blocking and keyword/phrase blocking
  • Benefit

VPN (ICSA Certified)

  • Description
    • Industry standard PPTP, L2TP, and IPSec VPN support
  • Benefit
    • Lower costs by using the public Internet for private site-to-site and remote access connections

Intrusion Detection (ICSA Certified)

  • Description
    • Customizable database of over 7000 attack signatures
  • Benefit
    • Addresses the growing threat from blended attacks

Intrusion Prevention

  • Description
    • Active prevention of over 1300 intrusions and attacks, including DoS and DDoS attacks, based on configurable thresholds
  • Benefit
    • Stops the most damaging attacks at the network edge

Remote Access

  • Description
    • Supports secure remote access from any PC equipped with the Fortinet Remote VPN Client
  • Benefit
    • Low cost, anytime, anywhere access for mobile and remote workers and telecommuter

Small Office/Home Office (SOHO)

  • Description
    • Wireless access point for the SOHO, using WEP (64 or 128) or WPA1 and WPA2 (pre-shared key) encryp-tion. For connectivity to a private network, a VPN authenticated connection is recommended
  • Benefit
    • Reduce SOHO cabling costs, giving employees greater flexibility in small offices or home offices