Thus far into 2020 it has not been business as usual as companies scrambled to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and rushed to implement a feasible work-from-home model in order to ensure a productive and secure workforce. To securely connect teleworkers to the enterprise networks, businesses must integrate multiple security functions into a single appliance, one that delivers not only end-to-end visibility for potential threats with zero-touch deployments but also flexibility for implementing security measures on the fly and simplicity for effortless centralized management.
Securing Remote Workforces at Scale
To help teleworkers establish secure accesses to corporate document and applications, the importance of enterprise NGFW comes in twofolds; first is to enable a scalable, trusted virtual private networks (VPN) for tunneled connections over public network and IPsec traffic encryption; another is to accommodate the unexpected surge of teleworkers during shelter-in-place, ensuring data integrity by way of delivering the following remote network functions
- SSL/IPSEC VPN pre-set for remote access
- Load-balance of VPN traffic and teleworker connections
- Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP)
- QoS for traffic intensive applications such as video/voice conferencing
- End-to-end monitoring and centralized analytics
NCA-5220: NGFW for Mid-size Enterprise
Lanner has succeeded in helping our customers by continuing to provide network security appliances so they, in turn, have been able to ensure their end customers’ preparedness for maintaining business continuity. Lanner’s NCA-5220, for instance, is positioned as a next-gen firewall, UTM and IDS/IDP gateway for enterprise network security.
The NCA-5220 can be configured with Intel® Xeon® E, Core i3, Pentium or Celeron CPUP (up to 6 cores). Its specs include 2x GbE RJ45 for dual MGMT Intel® i210, 8x GbE RJ45 Intel® i210, 4x GbE RJ45 Intel® i350-AM4, 4x SFP LAN ports and up to 5 pairs of gen3 bypass (by SKU). This appliance also comes with 2x NIC module slots for extended VPN capacity and supports up to 128GB of DDR4 2666MHz system memory (32GB per DIMM)) in either ECC or non-ECC UDIMM;
For storage, there are 2x 2.5” HDD/SSD bays available. Other I/O includes 1x RJ45 console, 2x USB 3.0 and 4x keypads; also available is the optional support for 2x PCI-E *4 FH/HL and M.2 2242 B+M key.