Security Services

The right level of security at the right price
Maximising protection against advanced security and network threats

With today’s ever-evolving cyber security threats, keeping on top of these is an increasingly challenging task. As zero-day threats and regular patching gets thrown into the mix, finding the time and skillsets to keep ahead of the threats can be daunting for businesses.


With our fully managed service, you benefit from the leveraging of our in-house expertise and advanced tooling to design, build, support and maintain your solution under competitive SLAs. If you opt for our unmanaged service, we’ll still provide you with our high-quality maintenance service, but you will be responsible for the management of the solution.

Firewall managed service
IBM i Security and Compliance

Firewall Managed Service

Blue Chip’s Firewall Managed Service removes the headaches of maintaining skillsets and the constant need to stay ahead of the curve by patching and keeping your eyes open for the latest threats. As a matter of course, we maintain our industry-recognised accreditations, continually evolving our technology and processes, so that you know your security concerns are always our priority.

The service consists of enterprise-class firewalls, from a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls, deployed in a highly available configuration, spanning two Blue Chip Availability Zones with intrusion protection configured as standard.

To minimise hardware failures, the firewalls are deployed as virtual instances that can be migrated between the Availability Zones, ensuring maximum availability of the highly available firewall cluster. 

We will also design, document and deploy the firewall cluster to your specific requirements, to ensure your solution is exactly as you require it.

Maintaining the complete independence and isolation of customer firewalls is paramount in Blue Chip Cloud, and every customer deployed has a dedicated firewall cluster to themselves. This allows us to configure specific requirements for you in a totally granular manner, ensuring the solution is secure, scalable and as cost-efficient as possible.

Handing over the day-to-day management to Blue Chip ensures that you can concentrate on the running of your business knowing that your front door is kept securely locked from known and future threats.

IBM i Security and Compliance

It’s tempting for system administrators to overlook security on IBM i, because of the built-in anti-DDoS security facility that comes with the operating system. Many long-term users will happily state that no IBM i environment has ever had a virus, and with its heritage linked to the AS/400 and iSeries servers, the platform can feel like it’s bomb proof.

However, there are increasingly complex threats being aimed at the platform and it is possible for viruses to be shared across your network. Attackers are utilising cloud technology and exploit kits. Botnets are used in an aim to seize corporate data.

The result of not protecting your IT infrastructure against modern threats could be a huge security breach, which, in turn risks huge fines or even the collapse of a company.

Thankfully, we have the security and compliancy skills to ensure your IBM i environment is robustly protected. We look after business-critical IT infrastructure across many IBM Power Systems for hundreds of organisations. Our experience spans back decades across the architecture, covering IBM i, iSeries, and AS/400.

You’ve spent a lot of time and money building your data, an essential foundation for your business. Don’t put this at risk by just relying on basic security that is geared towards common threats.

Blue Chip manages hundreds of IBM i platforms for a wide variety of industries, to find out more about our OS Managed services click here. We extensively monitor your system for vulnerabilities, apply market-leading protection and deploy best-of-breed network and firewall technologies.


All your business circumstances are considered when you take advantage of our compliance checks. Our expertise is underpinned by an industry-leading range of credentials, such as;

  • ISO 27001 Information Security Management
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management
  • SOC 2 (formerly SAS 70)
  • PCI-DSS Level 1 (Payment Card Industry)

With over 100 reports, we can provide reporting for PCI, SOCS, SOX, ISO and many more. To find out more about our security and compliance certifications click here.


Our world-class service produces a positive business impact, enabling you to keep your IBM i systems secure, expertly defended and compliant. Through our scorecard system, you’ll understand where your business is on its security journey and how to get to a secure destination.

We bring you peace of mind through our knowledgeable and skilled personnel, including our mature CISSP level qualifications and our experience in managing over 450 IBM i LPARs.

72% Of IBM i administrators say their greatest concern is security


We can supply, build and support you with a service that contains some or all of the following technologies:

  • Next Generation Threat Prevention appliances
  • Load Balancers (Local and Global)
  • Web Application Firewalls
  • Identity Access Management appliances
  • Wireless Gateways
  • Routers and Switches

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