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SASE Provider Perimeter 81 Launches Firewall-As-a-Service Offering

Perimeter 81, a secure access service edge (SASE) and network-as-a-service provider, has introduced its Network Traffic Control (NTC) firewall-as-a-service (FWaaS) offering.

NTC brings FWaaS-level security to an organization's cloud network perimeter, the company said. In doing so, it can help organizations securely scale and protect their expanding perimeters.

IT teams can use NTC to create policies that apply to their Perimeter 81 cloud edge network and enforce network traffic control both inside and outside of their network, the company indicated. NTC lets these teams segment Layer 3 and 4 access based on user or group identity and create traffic filtering rules for network objects that include addresses, users, groups and services.

NTC also leverages Perimeter 81 Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), Zero Trust Application Access (ZTAA) and DNS Filtering capabilities, the company stated. It uses network policy rules that provide granular control of how data flows at every layer.

Perimeter 81 Funding, Security Business Focus

The NTC announcement comes after Perimeter 81 in August 2020 raised $40 million in Series B funding. Perimeter 81 has been using the funding to accelerate hiring and development.

Previously, Perimeter 81 secured $4.5 million in a Series A extension round in March 2020. Perimeter 81 also received $10 million in a Series A investment round in November 2019.

Perimeter 81 offers a SASE platform that combines network and security functionalities, the company said. The platform provides secure, private and unrestricted Internet access to organizations.

MSPs and MSSPs can incorporate Perimeter 81's SASE platform into their offerings. To date, more than 60 channel partners have joined Perimeter 81's Channel Partner Program.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.