Particular importance is attached to NextGen UTM-Firewalls in networks and in communication. They are responsible for safeguarding companies’ IT infrastructures against unauthorised attacks. They are the organisation’s first line of defence and are a fundamental communication system.
The company is cut off from the outside world and work practically comes to a standstill in most cases; that is, all Internet-based communication fails. The IP communication within the company may also be impeded if the network is still split by the firewall DMZ.
The Secure-by-Default philosophy makes it easy to implement high-availability firewall systems with Securepoint. If two systems are connected, then they are automatically configured for HA operation (high availability). Both systems constantly keep their data synchronous so that a switch to the slave system can be made automatically in just a matter of seconds if the master system fails.
With Securepoint high availability (HA) you can:
To ensure that your UTM-Gateway and your HA-Gateway are always up to date with respect to virus updates/spam filters/software updates etc., you require an activated licence. Here the HA gateway receives a special spare licence.