Security IT Services
Firewall Management protects your business by blocking out the cybercriminals and hackers before they can enter your network.
As a Managed Service Provider we know how serious Firewall protection is for a business. Just one of the components in our Security IT Services, Firewalls are considered the first line of defense against cyberattacks. In this digital world, most of our business is done using some form of technology and email is our main method of communication. Cybercriminals are constantly looking for ways into your business, let's make it as difficult as possible for them to get it.
FIREWALL 101 - THE BASICS
WHAT IS A FIREWALL?
A firewall acts like a filter for your IT technology network. It works like an actual wall whose main goal is to contain and prevent dangerous material from infiltrating your computer. A firewall's job is to determine what objects are suspicious or pose a threat to your computer. If a potential threat is detected, the firewall will quarantine it from the rest of your network to prevent the spread of a virus.
WHAT DO FIREWALLS PROTECT AGAINST?
Firewalls protect from many different threats that could wreck havoc on your network, from viruses to denial of service attacks. What is a Denial of service attack? These are cyberattacks that makes it impossible for targeted users to access a network.
The most important aspect of firewall protection is its security against unauthorized web users from connecting to your private networks. If unauthorized users gain access then they can steal information and use it to harm your business. Preventing this makes your business safer and protects any information you’re sending online.
WHAT ARE MANAGED FIREWALLS?
Managed firewalls monitor all the information about the traffic going to and from your computer. This makes your data safer. At Applied Integration we oversee your firewall security so that you have the highest level of defense against cyber criminals.
Additional Firewall Resources
Watch our recorded Webinar to learn how to put together your company's Disaster Recovery IT Plan.
Learn about our Firewall Promotion: Access to 1 Year of our secure document storage software and password management suite
EVEN THE BEST FIREWALLS CAN GET BREECHED. WHAT HAPPENS THEN TO YOUR DATA? WILL YOU BE SCREWED OR PREPARED?
Get our FREE Disaster Recovery IT Planning Template. This is the starting point for all of our new customers. Make sure that you are ready in case of a a cyberattack or natural disaster.
HARDWARE VS SOFTWARE FIREWALLS
There are many different firewall categories. It all starts with either hardware or software. The main difference is that software comes in the form of a computer program that can be installed and hardware is a physical device. Software provides protection but hardware offers better protection because of how close it is to the router. Hardware firewalls stop threats before they get into your network while software firewalls depend on things like browsers or operating systems to provide protection. Hardware firewalls scan any incoming information to find a threat. Firewalls are also categorized based on how they block traffic.