Virtual Firewall Service

Alberta’s public Virtual Firewall Service adds new security capabilities

The Virtual Firewall Service allows Alberta public organizations to cut down on their firewall maintenance costs by removing the need to host their own physical firewall devices. The service has now expanded to include FortiNet offerings, and is being made available to any small public institution in Alberta that is a member of Cybera. A …

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Cybera’s Virtual Firewall Service: An Introduction and History

Earlier this month, Cybera launched a Virtual Firewall Service (VFS) for Alberta’s public sector institutions. In this first of a two-part blog series, I will describe the history of Cybera’s VFS and what the future holds. Part Two will then provide a deep-dive into the technologies that the VFS uses, and how Cybera members can …

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Alberta educators reduce IT costs and improve bandwidth capacity with Cybera’s shared Virtual Firewall Service

 A virtual solution to the cybersecurity resource constraints faced by Alberta’s public sector has been developed by Cybera. The first of its kind in Alberta, the Virtual Firewall Service removes the need for schools to host their own physical firewall appliances. This saves them both time and money, as they no longer need to buy …

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Cloud-Based Security Services

Authors: Jean-François Amiot, Byron Chu, Neil Stewart Beyond Firewall-as-a-Service The concept for the K-12 Firewall as a Service pilot is simple: leverage Cybera’s existing cloud resource, the Rapid Access Cloud, to provide a virtualized security solution for schools. These institutions are looking for an alternative to the individual security appliances employed by the majority of K-12 …

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