OREM, Utah, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SecurityMetrics, a leading provider in data security and compliance reporting, today announces the release of SecurityMetrics Managed Firewall. The firewall is managed in-house by data security engineers in its Security Operations Center.
According to recent breaches analyzed by SecurityMetrics' team of forensic investigators, only 24% of investigated merchants had properly configured firewalls.
"Having a firewall doesn't mean you're secure," says Vice President of Investigations David Ellis. "If a firewall isn't properly configured, it could either reduce your security or completely negate the effectiveness of your firewall."
To help small businesses like retailers, franchises, and single entity healthcare providers efficiently protect customer data, SecurityMetrics' engineers configure, maintain firewall rules based on their businesses' unique environments, and immediately notify users when an issue is discovered.
Key features of the managed firewall service are log analysis, firewall status events, and alerting. SecurityMetrics' engineers review and analyze logs, events, and alert customers when they discover potentially threatening trends. This may include notifications of network traffic that is sent to known malicious sites on the Internet due to downloaded ransomware or malware.
SecurityMetrics Managed Firewall service includes:
24/7 firewall status surveillance and notifications
Notification if malware is discovered
Internal vulnerability scanning
Log monitoring and alerting
Unlimited rogue wireless detection
Firewall backup and recovery
The Managed Firewall also helps fulfill many PCI requirements, particularly sections in requirements 1 and 11.
"We help fulfill some of the PCI requirements dealing with firewalls, internal scans, and rogue wireless detection," says Zach Walker, Director of Technical Support. "We can also help customers create the Access Control Lists (ACLs) or firewall rules to keep their company PCI compliant and secure."
The Managed Firewall service is sold with SecurityMetrics PCI Defense package, which offers many features designed to help small businesses secure their data more easily. Some features include:
SecurityMetrics protects electronic commerce and payments leaders, global acquirers, and their retail customers from security breaches and data theft. The company is a leading provider and innovator in merchant data security, and as an Approved Scanning Vendor and Qualified Security Assessor, has tested over 1 million payment systems for data security and compliance. Among other things, SecurityMetrics offers PCI Level 4 compliance programs, PCI audits, mobile device vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, and forensic analysis. Founded in October 2000, SecurityMetrics is a privately held company headquartered in Orem, Utah, USA.