Hello, fellow SingleHop clients and bloggers. It is Migzzy V, coming out to give you the skinny on some of our firewall features that have rolled out at the Hop and will perfectly compliment your dedicated server solution.Â After our awesome final third quarter closing last year, which included a company-wide sky diving trip,Â Singlehop launched our new Snapshield firewall feature.Â The Snapshield Firewall was released late last year and is only available in our Dupont Data Center at this time. This cost-effective, shared Cisco ASA 5510 firewall is only $39.95/mo per server. Â The Snapshield firewall is a shared service, offers a 10Mbps port, and is our solution for clients that are working with a specific budget in mind. Also, SnapShield is built right into your LEAP account so setting it up and going is a breeze even if you dont have in-depth knowledge of how to set one of these up.
Now, we do offer other firewall options, such as our software-based firewalls ($5/mo) and our dedicated Cisco ASA 5505 firewalls housed only in our CIMCO facility ($129/mo). What are the differences between the three? Essentially, they all perform the same way, which is to block unwanted access on the dedicated server it is connected to. However, an important benefit in choosing a hardware firewall like the Snapshield and Cisco ASA 5505 is that, unlike a software firewall, no server resources are being used during their process because they are physical devices that are placed in front of your server. This helps prohibit intrusions away from your server, as opposed to a software-based firewall.Â I would also stress that if you are operating a system that does not require more than a 10Mbps port and only protecting one dedicated server, the Snapshield shared firewall is an awesome option at only $39.95/mo. For those clients with larger dedicated server configurations that might have multiple solutions and need larger port speeds, the Ciscso ASA 5505 dedicated firewall can support up to seven servers on one device and includes a 100Mbps port.
If you have any questions about what options will best suit you, than you certainly should speak with one of our account executives.Â I, as always, welcome any questions or requests you may have at Miguel@Singlehop.com or @MiguelSingleHop on twitter.