The new offering lets SoftLayer customers protect one, multiple, or all Cloud, Dedicated, and Virtual systems that share the same Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN), for just one price.
SoftLayer’s Dedicated Hardware Firewalls stand between an entire VLAN and the Public Network, analyzing and filtering all network traffic.
With the company’s Customer Portal, customers can configure the firewall settings for the entire VLAN as well as for individual computing systems. The Portal even provides a library of templates for applying protection rules and configurations for specific applications.
Current templates include mail and Web services, Parallels Plesk, and cPanel, with more to be added soon.