Perimeter 81, an Israeli-based Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) and Network as a Service provider, has launched a Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) offering intended to build upon the company’s SASE offering, which includes Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), Zero Trust Application Access (ZTAA), and DNS Filtering capabilities. Network Traffic Control enables IT teams to create policies that apply to their Perimeter 81 cloud edge network and enforce network traffic control both inside and outside of their network.
“Companies are consuming security in a totally different way than they were a few years ago,” said Amit Bareket, co-founder and CEO of Perimeter 81. “SASE is paving a way forward, providing critical scalability and meeting workforces where they are — in the office or remote. By adding these capabilities, we’re guiding organizations into a new era of security, protecting them as their perimeters rapidly expand.”
Customers can segment Layer 3 and 4 access based on user or group identity, using network policy rules that provide granular control of how data flows at every layer. Users can create traffic filtering rules for network objects that include addresses, users, groups and services.
“We’re living in the era of hybrid work,” added Bareket. “It is even more crucial to ensure that employees are working securely. With our new offering, we can help our customers meet their security needs with a cloud-based firewall that secures their network and resources from incoming attacks.”
In an era when companies moving their operations to the cloud and dramatically increasing their number of remote workers, cloud-based firewalls are designed to scale with the organization and provide IT with a holistic view of network access.