ITS Launches Managed Firewall Service BlackVault Guardian

Last updated on: June 6, 2016, Author: R Sahota

With offices in Birmingham and Lutterworth, IT Specialists (ITS) has launched BlackVault Guardian, a managed firewall service that is offered as part of the BlackVault Managed Recovery Platform solution.

BlackVault Managed Recovery Platform is described as an affordable off-site data backup and disaster recovery as a service offer, and is based on ITS’ private cloud platform or a data vaulting appliance stored on-site at the customer’s location.

Matt Kingswood, UK Head of ITS explains the companies decision to introduce the firewall: “Preparing for a network security breach is one of the most pressing concerns in today’s business world. Yet a major shortcoming of many firewall products is that they require businesses to purchase additional modules for complete protection. BlackVault Guardian comes as standard with all the services a business needs.”

The advanced protection features offered as part of the BlackVault Guardian service include:

  • Intrusion detection and prevention (IDS/IPS)
  • Deep packet inspection
  • Port scanning and protocol inspection
  • Perimeter anti-virus and malware blocking

As a managed service, BlackVault Guardian does not require an organisation to purchase hardware, and enables IT staff to reduce the amount of time they spend managing equipment and system settings.

“BlackVault Guardian also addresses cybersecurity threats from employees’ activity on the network, added Kingswood, as “network security breaches are not always from outside the company.”



Through application control functionality and real-time monitoring of each user’s Internet traffic and bandwidth consumption, BlackVault Guardian minimises internal threats to a business’s data and network. The solution also limits non-business Internet usage, allowing organisations to control expenses and manage bandwidth needs.

Kingswood concluded: “Combined with the managed data protection and disaster recovery services we offer through our BlackVault Managed Recovery Platform, businesses will have maximum protection of their IT environment.”

About ITS

ITS is a nationwide provider of critical managed IT services for businesses and channel partners. The company’s main focus is service-level-driven IT outsourcing of business continuity, IT support, field engineering and service desk services. In 2015, ITS launched BlackVault Managed Recovery Platform, a fully managed disaster recovery as a service platform including next-generation cloud-based data vaulting and recovery products. ITS also delivers a broad portfolio of related outsourced services, including IT implementation projects, tailored infrastructure hosting and creative web development services. For more information, please visit or contact us at 0800 028 7993.


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