Network firewalls help K-12 schools ensure their students are securely accessing the internet
In Alberta, most schools host and manage their own firewall equipment, which drains valuable time and resources. Firewall as a Service is a pilot project that aims to remove the extra workload from individual schools by placing a virtual firewall upstream at Cybera’s network gateway. This scalable software solution is capable of supporting multiple K-12 schools, doing away with the need for them to host their own local equipment.
Potential Benefits of Firewall as a Service:
Secure and scalable: The infrastructure hosting the virtual firewall software is housed on Alberta’s Rapid Access Cloud.
Reduced infrastructure and overhead costs: Schools do not have to buy and host their own physical firewall appliances.
Increased opportunities to explore cutting-edge networking technologies: This includes software defined networking and network function virtualization.