Network Security


Securing everything from the perimeter to the desktop, from mobile to the cloud is your challenge. Your environment is significantly more complex than it was a few years ago, and the pace of rapidly evolving threats at every possible point of entry shows no sign of slowing.

Managing network security can be extremely difficult when you layer in the additional complexities of compliance, mandates, new services, performance optimizations and the requirement to rapidly solve problems.

Sanapptx helps leading organizations like yours stay ahead of new technology, understand which improvements are right for your infrastructure, and separate real threats from the security noise.

Auto VPN

Cisco Meraki’s unique auto provisioning site-to-site VPN connects branches securely with complete simplicity. Using IPsec over any wide area network, the MX links your branches to headquarters as well as to one another as if connected with a virtual Ethernet cable. Site-to-site connectivity is established through a single click in the Cisco Meraki dashboard. Gone are the configuration headaches of traditional site-to-site VPNs: route discovery, key negotiation, authentication, security policies, crypto maps, and access lists are all handled automatically from the cloud. Ease of use does not come at the expense of flexibility. Both full and split tunnel VPNs can be configured easily. New sites can similarly be added with a few simple clicks.

WAN Optimization

Reduce intersite application bandwidth by up to 99% and accelerate CIFS, FTP, HTTP, and TCP traffic by up to 209x with the MX. A state-of-the-art WAN optimization engine uses advanced algorithms, deduplication, compression, and hard-disk based caching to make the WAN feel like a LAN. Integrated web caching dramatically accelerates browsing for users watching videos or using online apps. Built-in WAN optimization aids in server consolidation and private cloud initiatives, as well as any distributed network where end-user bandwidth costs or performance are a priority.

Control Applications, Users, and Devices

The MX was purpose-built for modern, multi-use networks, providing extensive visibility and control over users, content, and applications. Far beyond simple host-and port-based solutions, the MX’s Layer 7 fingerprinting classifies evasive and encrypted applications including P2P. Block unwanted web traffic with CIPA-compliant content filtering, throttle bandwidth hogs like Netflix and BitTorrent, and even prioritize productivity apps like VoIP. The MX also provides insight into the users on the network, identifying clients by device type (e.g., iPads) and even username. Inspect, throttle, or block users, and integrate with Active Directory to apply different policies to different classes of users.

Content Filtering

The MX’s CIPA-compliant content filter enables administrators to block categories of content (adult, drugs, gambling, etc.) as well as individual URLs. Active Directory integration allows for different content filtering policies for different groups of users. The MX automatically refreshes its filtering lists from the cloud, so that your rules are always up to date, even as websites change. Built-in Google SafeSearch and YouTube for Schools enable a safe and secure learning environment without additional appliances or complex configuration. Integrated web caching dramatically accelerates browsing for users watching videos or using online apps.

Smart Link Bonding

Connect your branch with multiple WAN links, e.g., cable, DSL, T1, or even 3G/4G. Configure the MX to balance traffic between primary uplinks and failover to 3G/4G if those connections go down. The MX’s Smart Link Bonding increases bandwidth and reduces cost. Supplement a T1 with an affordable DSL connection, increasing bandwidth for video and cloud applications. For maximum cost savings, forgo leased lines altogether by deploying the MX’s site-to-site VPN over DSL, cable, or 3G/4G for secure, redundant, inexpensive connectivity.

Bonjour Gateway

The MX includes an integrated Bonjour gateway, enabling seamless support of Apple TVs, printers, AirPlay mirroring, and any other Bonjour server device. Selective bridging of services with subnet filtering allows for Bonjour support without overloading the network with multicast traffic. The MX’s intuitive configuration interface simplifies management of large-scale networks with many Apple devices, allowing for Bonjour support to be enabled with just a few clicks.

If you are looking for the strongest and affordable network security, allow us to perform our vulnerability and penetration security assessment on your network. Call us today to schedule your Free Consultation and assessment today.

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