Security & Firewall Protection

SECURITY & FIREWALL PROTECTION

CYBERSECURITY

Cybersecurity is based on software and/or hardware technologies that are designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access.

Ensuring reliable cybersecurity, requires well coordinated efforts throughout an information system. These elements involved are generally:

  • Application security
  • Information security
  • Network security
  • Disaster recovery / business continuity planning
  • Operational security
  • End-user education

Hardware Firewall OR Software Firewall

Hardware and software firewalls overlap in some important ways:
  • Both block unwanted incoming traffic by default, protecting vulnerable network services from the wicked Internet.
  • Both can block certain types of outgoing traffic. (This feature may not be present in many routers.)

 
Advantages of software firewalls:

A hardware firewall sits between your computers/servers and the Internet, while a software firewall sits between your computer and your network. If other computers on your network become infected, the software firewall will most likely protect your computer from them.

Software firewalls allow you to easily control access to the network on a per-application basis. In addition, controlling incoming traffic as well. A software firewall can prompt you when an application on your computer wants to connect to the Internet and allow you to prevent applications from connecting to the network.

Advantages of hardware firewalls:

Hardware firewalls sit apart from your computer – if your computer becomes infected with a worm, that worm could easily disable your software firewall and wreak havoc. However, that worm couldn’t disable your hardware firewall.

Hardware firewalls can provide centralized network management. We can easily configure the firewall’s settings from a single device remotely or in person. Its important that you have an experienced network admin to deploy and configure a firewall. Without proper knowledge of correct configurations you may not be able to access the internet. Call us today and we will make sure you have the very best protection, and the best price on the market. 
Check with us if your not sure

It’s important to use at least one type of firewall – a hardware firewall (such as a router) or a software firewall. Routers and software firewalls overlap in some ways, but each provides unique benefits that work well together.

If you already have a router then you have a basic hardware firewall, leaving the Windows firewall enabled will provide both security benefits with no real performance cost. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to run both.

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