What is a firewall?
A firewall is a network security device that monitors incoming and outgoing network traffic and decides whether to allow or block specific traffic based on a defined set of security rules/policies.
They act as a barrier between secured internal networks and untrusted outside networks, such as the internet.
Firewalls are available in different formats such as hardware, software or both.
Why does my business need this?
By not having sufficient firewall protection you’re leaving a door open for attacks on your company’s network and data which can potentially have catastrophic results. The types of information that can be accessed through attacks can range from employee’s personal information to corporate credit card details, and this is just the tip of the iceberg.
If your business has multiple employees, everyone that uses your network can be used as a gateway into your system, so if these gateways aren’t properly secured your chances of attacks is massively increased.
What about small businesses?
If you’re a small business you may think you’re safe as you’re less of a target. However this is not the case.
Many small businesses are seen as easy pickings as they don’t have the budget for robust security systems and often don’t think they need them and this leads to an easy and quick job for an attacker.
However, with firewall protection becoming more and more affordable each day it is vital that it is implemented at your small business as it not only significantly reduces the success of attacks but also acts as a deterrent against potential attackers.
It is an affordable and easy first line of defence for your business (but isn’t impregnable).
How we can help
If you would like to find out more about our Firewall options please don’t hesitate to get in touch: 0161 464 6101 or firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our team will get back to you shortly.