firewall

A firewall is a security system that controls the incoming and outgoing network traffic between your business and the internet


A firewall could be seen as the all-in-one security system to protect your house. It’s a bit like securing the perimeter with a good fence, then adding good door locks, intruder alarm, security camera and all the other parts to home security.

Unlike the house with only a few entry points, a computer network has thousands of entry points and all these need to be controlled. The firewall has the main purpose of controlling all these entry points, only allowing those who should have access get in. Having a firewall can help deter potential attackers as they see the extra layer of complex security and move onto find an unprotected network.  

features

Protect against attackers spoofing your network details for spamming

Ability to prevent access to certain websites (e.g. Facebook) or to types of websites (e.g. all Gambling sites)

Control what communications can take place between the network and the Internet

Protect your companies data by preventing methods for sharing it to Internet resources

Protect your network from ransomware and advanced malicious threats

Limit traffic coming in to only what is actually needed, reducing the changes of unwanted traffic attacking your systems

Decide which systems are allowed to communicate with your network

Block malicious viruses being installed on computers through emails or dangerous downloads

Benefits

  • Protect downtime for computers and devices on your network, keeping them safe from cyber attacks 
  • Protect your business data 
  • Protect your staffs data 
  • Become Data Security compliant. A firewall is a required security control to comply with security regulations and standards, including GDPR 
  • Realtime monitors 
  • Firewalls keep up to date with the latest threats 
  • Firewalls can also provide a VPN solution to allow staff to connect remotely in a safe, controlled and authorised way