Firewalls

  • Fortinet FGR-70F Ruggedized UTM firewall
    The Fortinet FGR-70F Ruggedized UTM firewall is the ruggedized version of the FG-70F. The FGR-70F follows the 40F, 60F, and 80F. It is seen as a replacement for the very good FG-60F. The Fortinet FGR70F is a SECURE SD-WAN security Read More
  • What kind of Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) do I need (and why)?
    An Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) protects connected equipment from power problems. It also provides battery backup power during outages. Some UPS systems also regulate abnormal voltages. UPS systems protect against downtime, equipment damage and data loss. Downtime – Blackouts and Read More
  • Rackmount IT RM-PA-T6 and Rackmount IT RM-PA-T7 for Palo Alto PA-400 series
    There’s several companies that make rack mount kits. But Corporate Armor partner Rackmount IT has several advantages. Rackmount IT is a refreshingly clean, reliable solution for your appliances. Every rack is tailored to perfectly fit a specific appliance. Often you Read More
  • How NOT to secure your Hybrid Network
    (With thanks to Fortinet) – Most organizations of any size use a hybrid network these days. This transformation to an increasingly- remote workforce been happening for a while, and COVID-19 kicked it into overdrive. That’s not news of course, but Read More
  • SonicWALL 3-and-FREE Promotion(!)
    Start the year off right by upgrading your legacy SonicWall or competitive hardware to the latest Gen 7 TZ series firewall with the SonicWALL 3-and-FREE Promotion! How it works Due to it’s huge popularity, SonicWALL has expanded the original “3-and-FREE” Read More
  • PA-400 Series subscription bundles: Palo Alto Professional and Palo Alto Enterprise
    Palo Alto is truly among the very top rated names in cyber security. They enjoy an almost mythical reputation among IT wonks, and their track record of innovation is a huge reason for this. And the PA-400 series forms the Read More
  • All about FortiConverter Firewall Migration Service
    Fortinet’s FortiConverter Firewall Migration Service provides hassle free migration. It helps organizations transition from a wide range of legacy firewalls to FortiGate Next-Generation Firewalls quickly and securely. It’s an automated service that converts existing policies to the appropriate, latest FortiGate Read More
  • Meraki GO GX50 Router Firewall Plus
    The Meraki GO GX50 Router Firewall Plus is a powerful router and firewall that keep devices on the network private and secure. It also provides control over network usage limits and website access. In addition to the Meraki GO GX50, Read More
  • Is Meraki GO a viable alternative to Unifi?
    The Meraki Go line are a family of access points, security appliances, and a switches. It is an “entry level” line perfect for startups, home offices, and other small businesses with little or no IT expertise. It is not really Read More
  • Fortimonitor Digital Experience Monitor – Here’s what it does
    First of all, Fortimonitor Digital Experience Monitor used to be Panopta. It’s now FortiMonitor. FortiMonitor is directed at Network Operations Center teams. If you work on an NOC or have an NOC in your organization, FortiMonitor is for you. It Read More
  • Zero Trust Access – Fortinet vs Palo Alto
    Now that Zero Trust Access is such a buzzword in the IT security field, it’s good to know just what it is. Learn more about the basics here. Now, we are going to compare Fortinet’s approach to ZTNA with Palo Read More
  • What is Zero Trust Network Access, exactly?
    You’ve probably heard the term ” Zero Trust Network,” or “zero trust,” or something like it a hundred times. And like most people, you might have thought it was just an industry catchphrase meant to convey a sort of healthy Read More
  • Fortinet FG-400F Next-Gen firewall – The Cadillac of your server rack!
    The powerful Fortinet FG-400F Next-Gen firewall is not only the state-of-the-art, lightning-fast apex predator of the cyber threatscape. It’s also in stock RIGHT NOW! And it’s bad news to any malware, exploits and known/unknown threats foolish enough to show their Read More
  • SonicWall Gen 7 Trade-Up Promotion!
    Corporate Armor is excited to announce the SonicWall Gen 7 Trade-Up Promotion. Here’s the way it works. For a limited time, SonicWall is offering existing customers a 22% discount when trading in legacy SonicWalls for a new Gen 7 firewall Read More
  • Fortinet re-designs firewalls in defiance of surly supply chain
    The FortiGate 40F and FortiGate 60F firewalls are currently available! Gotta love Fortinet. They’ve been burning the midnight oil, and figured out how to keep putting firewalls into client’s hands, even when most other vendors are struggling mightily with supply Read More
  • Sophos to the Rescue: Hackers spend months inside a network; nobody noticed
    This is a somewhat lengthy read, but it is interesting. Sophos comes to the rescue against some ransomware bad guys and provides some great insight to the cost of carelessness in managing a network. It shows that even IT professionals Read More
  • Fortinet FG600F firewall: Bad news, in a good way
    The new, beastly Fortinet FG600F firewall is just about here. And it’s bad news to any malware, exploits and known/unknown threats foolish enough to show their ugly little faces around it. It is designed for mid-sized to large enterprises, at Read More
  • Fortinet FG70F firewall – We’re not worthy!
    The Fortinet FG70F firewall is the latest in Fortinet’s “F” series. The FG-70F follows the 40F, 60F, and 80F. It is seen as a replacement for the very good FG-60F. The Fortinet FG70F firewall is a SECURE SD-WAN security appliance. Read More
  • SonicWALL TZ600 firewall review
    The SonicWALL TZ600 is an affordable, high-performing firewall designed for small and medium-sized businesses. The SonicWALL TZ600 firewall offers a ton of protection features, which is typical of SonicWALL firewalls. It also has advanced security services that leverage on-box and Read More
  • SonicWALL TZ300 firewall – good features, good wireless, equals GREAT value
    The SonicWALL TZ300 firewall offers an all-in-one solution. It protects networks from advanced attacks brilliantly. Unlike consumer grade products, the SonicWALL TZ300 combines high-speed intrusion prevention, anti-malware and content/URL filtering. In addition, it has broad secure mobile access support for Read More
  • SonicWall firewalls are in stock now! SERIOUSLY!
    (With thanks to Kayvon Sadeghi, SonicWall) It’s true. SonicWall firewalls are in stock now. We’re not sure how, but SonicWall is fulfilling orders quickly and seamlessly. Nowadays, just about all hardware is backordered a mile, due to the same supply Read More
  • Palo Alto VM series Virtual firewall
    Palo Alto is truly among the very top names in cyber-security. They enjoy an almost mythical reputation among IT wonks, and their track record of innovation is a huge reason for this. The Palo Alto VM series certainly doesn’t drop Read More
  • Sophos XGS and APX price increase – bummer!
    First, the good news: The Sophos XGS series of Next-Generation firewalls are just as far ahead of the field as ever, with advanced features like on-box reporting, dual AV scanning, WAF AV scanning and the email message transfer agent functionality, Read More
  • FortiGate VM Virtual Firewalls
    We’ve talked lots about FortiGate firewall appliances. But did you know that Fortinet features virtual firewalls as well? They’re called FortiGate Virtual Appliances, or FortiGate VM. Virtual firewalls are commonly used to protect virtualized environments in software-defined data centers and Read More
  • How Do I set up my Sophos XGS firewall?
    Sophos XGS firewall is known for it’s blistering speeds and ease of use. But setting up a firewall can be a little intimidating for those who have limited experience with the. So as a service to our many Sophos customers, Read More
  • How Do I set up my Meraki MX firewall?
    Meraki MX firewall is famous for its’ sleek interface and amazing ease of use. They are also known for the fact that all their appliances and solutions are cloud-managed from the same place, and can ‘talk’ to each other. But Read More
  • Palo Alto Cortex XDR – Extended Detection and Response
    First of all, an introduction: Palo Alto Cortex XDR is, as they tell it, the world’s first extended detection and response platform that gathers and integrates all security data to stop sophisticated attacks. It unifies prevention, detection, investigation, and response Read More
  • FortiGate Ruggedized firewalls
    Fortinet’s FortiGate Ruggedized line of firewalls is comprised of the FGR-30D, FGR-35D, FGR-60D, FGR-90D, FGR-60F, and the FGR-60F-3G4G. The 60D and 90D are, however, being gradually phased out. Of course, traditional firewalls are intended for the world of offices and Read More
  • FortiGate vs Cisco firewalls in our latest Firewall Roundup!
    For any large-scale network, the next-generation firewall is a very important asset. It offers more than just a stateful network firewall. It has things like URL filtering, intrusion prevention, and application control. Plus, it will have frequently enhanced threat prevention Read More
  • Linksys HomeWRK for Education – Secured by Fortinet
    We’ve recently looked at Linksys HomeWRK for Business – Secured by Fortinet. Now, we will look at Linksys HomeWRK for Education – Secured by Fortinet. Linksys HomeWRK for Education offers the essential hardware and software for creating an easily manageable Read More
  • Linksys HomeWRK for Business Secured by Fortinet – EXPLAIN!
    Now this is cool. Linksys, a big player in home WiFi, and Fortinet, network security superheroes, have come together. Why? To create a remote, turn-key, next generation firewall networking solution. It’s an all-inclusive home system for remote workers. It’s called Read More
  • SonicWall NSa 2700 Next-Gen firewall
    We’re going to step out of the SMB world a bit now to look at the SonicWall NSa 2700 Next-Gen firewall. The cutting-edge SonicWall NSa 2700 is designed for medium to large enterprises. It has industry-validated security effectiveness, and can Read More
  • SonicWall TZ270 Next-Gen firewall
    The cutting-edge SonicWall TZ270 Next-Gen firewall is ideal for home offices and lean branches. The 7 series is the latest SonicWall TZ series. Not only that, they are the first desktop next-generation firewalls with 10 or 5 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. Read More
  • Sophos XGS Flash Sale – What are these people thinking?
    Recently we wrote a short article on the Sophos XG Flash Sale that’s going on. In a nutshell, terms of the Sophos XG Flash Sale are simple. They apply to every firewall in the XG line. Basically, when you buy Read More
  • FortiGate vs PaloAlto in our latest Firewall Roundup!
    Here it is… The matchup everyone’s been waiting to see. FortiGate vs Palo Alto. For any large-scale network, the next-generation firewall is a very important asset. It offers more than just a stateful network firewall. It has things like URL Read More
  • The Sophos XG Flash Sale is ON!
    They’re calling it the Sophos XG Flash Sale, but it’s more like a fire sale. Or, just a giveaway, really. Sophos has released their latest line of Next-Gen firewalls, the XGS series. This isn’t super-new, the XGS series have been Read More
  • What’s a Gateway, what’s a firewall, and how are they different?
    The modern gateway and firewall are two technologies that complement each other. In a modern, secure network, they form a symbiotic relationship. We have talked about firewalls and routers numerous times, but now let’s see just how they compliment each Read More
  • Meraki MG41 cellular router and Meraki MX75 firewall – Why is this a match made in Heaven?
    We are going to discuss pairing the Meraki MG41 router and Meraki MX75 firewall, and why this makes sense. But first things first: the Meraki MG41 and MG41E are cellular routers. They are identical, except that the MG41E has external Read More
  • Fortinet vs Meraki small firewalls: Let’s make ’em fight!
    These are two of our most popular product lines, so it might be helpful to do a little non-exhaustive side-by-side ‘Fortinet vs Meraki’ SMB firewalls. These two have their own things they do well, and their own types of users Read More
  • Sophos SG vs XG vs XGS – What’s the diff?
    Let’s start with the difference between Sophos SG firewalls and XG firewalls. It’s pretty simple; the XG series replaced the SG series. The SG’s are still quite serviceable, however. Basically, the hardware on the Sophos SG and XG series are Read More
  • Meraki MX85 – ALSO brand spankin’ new!
    Everybody is excited about the new Meraki firewalls: the Meraki MX75, MX85, MX95, and MX105. It’s not news to anybody that Meraki has developed an unprecedentedly easy-to-navigate ecosystem for its’ products to co-exist in. And this cloud-based, centrally managed platform Read More
  • SonicWall TZ370 firewall-What comes AFTER Next-Gen?
    The SonicWall TZ370 is a pretty new release. It runs SonicWall’s new operating system, SonicOS 7.0. This means they can handle all the latest and greatest security and networking features out there. And SonicWall is a vendor known for feature-rich Read More
  • SonicWall TZ470 firewall review
    The SonicWall TZ470 firewall is an exciting new release. It runs SonicWall’s new SonicOS 7.0. So they can handle all the latest and greatest security and networking features out there. And SonicWall is a vendor known for feature-rich firewalls. Features Read More
  • Rackmount IT: The ingenious, affordable accessory
    Okay, you’ve finally received and unboxed your carefully-selected appliance. What do you do with it now? Because that pricey little box of bent metal is going to look like Medusa soon, with all those cables coming out of it. Well, Read More
  • Firewalls: Why so many kinds
    In order to make an informed decision about securing your network, you need to know a little about firewalls. Some of Corporate Armor’s most popular, successful models, like the Fortinet FG-40F and FG-50E, Sophos XG86 and XG115, and Meraki MX64 Read More