Brightbox Launches The UK’s first IPv6-ready Cloud Firewall Service

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Brightbox has launched a new Cloud Firewall service - the first of it’s kind in the UK.

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Organisations moving their applications to the cloud need fine-grained and powerful controls over network access to their resources - something distinctly lacking amongst alternative cloud infrastructure offerings.

Brightbox, the UKs first multi-datacentre Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) has launched a new distributed Cloud Firewall service which provides a powerful and highly-configurable facility for controlling network access to, from and between customer’s Cloud Servers within Brightbox Cloud.

The new IPv6-ready firewall service is the first of it’s kind in the UK and adds significant advantages over current market leader Amazon EC2, including management of both inbound and outbound traffic and the ability to manage Cloud Servers groups on-the-fly.

Brightbox Co-founder Jeremy Jarvis said:

“Organisations moving their applications to the cloud need fine-grained and powerful controls over network access to their resources - something distinctly lacking amongst alternative cloud infrastructure offerings. So, I’m incredibly pleased that we’re able to bring such a comprehensive solution to the market - a real credit to our development, engineering and ops teams.”

Highlights of the new Cloud Firewall service include:

  • Security: The firewall service wraps each Cloud Server, insulating it from other Cloud Servers as well as external networks.
  • Full control: Manage both inbound and outbound network access
  • Flexibility: Organise your cloud servers using server groups and add/remove in real-time
  • Convenience: Easier to manage than in-server firewall solutions such as “iptables”
  • Simplicity: Intuitive and powerful firewall rule format.
  • High performance: Distributed architecture scales linearly - designed to handle millions of concurrent connections
  • Future proof: Fully IPv6 compatible.

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