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Managed Firewall

Managed Firewall Service

CEN’s Managed Firewall Service provides enterprise class technology to protect members with a first line of defense against malicious internet traffic. As a hosted solution, CEN takes care of installation, configuration, monitoring, and maintenance.   

CEN provides a high-level of customization, personalized service, and expert support reducing the burden on member technical teams. Monthly pricing is available for this service based on bandwidth utilization.

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Included Features:

Full Feature Next Generation Firewall

Enterprise feature set supporting your border firewall needs.

Co-Managed or Fully-Managed Service Levels

Co-managed to manage your own rules and policies, fully managed to leverage CEN’s MSSP expertise and partners.

Threat Prevention

Threat prevention level of service including App Control Service, IPS Service, Advanced Malware Protection (AMP), Antivirus, Mobile Malware, Botnet, CDR, Virus Outbreak Protection, and Sandbox Cloud Service.

Fault Tolerant Architecture

Resilient design including high availability architecture across geo-diverse data centers for greater fault tolerance compared to on-premise devices.

Scalable Capacity

Scalable and elastic capacity that can grow as your needs grow. Bandwidth levels 25 Mbps - 10 Gbps. Ability for traffic to burst at any time up to the handoff speed.


Backed by industry leader Fortinet.

Performance Monitoring

View the usage history of all your connections though CEN’s custom monitoring portal.

Integrated DDoS Protections

Paired with CEN’s DDoS mitigation service, provides additional upstream protection from large scale attacks that would otherwise overwhelm typical on-premise firewalls.

Cost Effective

Create a more economical cost structure and eliminate your hardware lifecycle management, reduce the burden on your technical staff for equipment maintenance, and provide a more predictable security service model.

24x7 Premier Support

Backed by CEN’s 24x7x365 Network Operations Center (NOC) who proactively monitors your connection and provides unmatched local engineering support.

E-Rate Eligible

E-Rate eligible (Category 2).


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CEN’s scalable, resilient network design offers an unmatched combination of performance attributes for speed, latency, reliability, and security.

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CEN’s cost recovery model provides competitive pricing, custom tailored services, and larger feature sets as compared to other for-profit ISPs.


CEN's Connecticut based team backs its members with a 24/7/365 Network Operations Center (NOC) and access to senior technical staff for the most consistent, local, expert service available.