NextGen Firewall Deployment

Project Description: Perform refresh of the University Border firewall environment with Next-Gen firewall infrastructure that integrates both Layer 4 and Layer 7 infrastructure.

Project Purpose/Business Need: Implement a converged firewall solution that integrates both Intrusion Prevention / network device filtering and security packet inspection and intrusion prevention-based firewall functionality within the same appliance.

Project Scope:

1.1     Solution overview

Assess various Next-Gen Firewall models and perform an evaluation.  Then work towards implementing the solution no later then (NLT) October 1st, 2020.

1.2     In scope

The following components are within project scope:

  • Vendor submittal
  • Product assessment and evaluation
  • Procurement
  • Hardware Rack and Stack
  • Product configuration:
    • Network (Layer 4)
    • Security (Layer 7)
  • Test
  • Go live
  • Clean-up
    • Discontinuance of old border firewall
      • Physical
      • Logical

1.3     Out of Scope

Network configuration excluding Firewall deployment:

  • Physical
  • logical

IT Partners Impacted by Project: Existing Campus network and security environment

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Posted on

July 21, 2020

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