Protect Your Technology through Firewalls and Expert Monitoring
Many people are vigilant at protecting their physical places of business, but not the technology that is essential to efficiently run those businesses. Once a virus or a glitch occurs to a businesses’ technology, often irrevocable damage occurs and your integrity as a company can suffer. In businesses, there are rarely second chances, so preventive measures are essential and wise. Every computer, especially those relied upon to run a company and its services, needs to have some sort of network and data protection. One of the ways to protect your technology is through monitored firewall services.
Most business owners are too busy to monitor and direct the security that they need for their businesses and that is why many choose to outsource to a technology company that can offer 24/7 monitoring and expertise in the security and firewall area. Outsourcing your security needs and demands ensures that that your technology will be contained in an extremely safe and secure setting, with constant monitoring to immediately correct any breaches and eradicate any viruses.
There are many different types of firewalls on the market. There are two main categories of firewalls, software and hardware. Software firewalls are most often used in homes and are installed directly onto the computer. Their main function is to protect the computer from viruses and attempts from outsiders to gain access to the computer. Software firewalls have web filtering and privacy controls and other customization options so that you can mold it to fit your specific needs.
A hardware firewall is separate from the rest of your equipment. Nowadays they are often packaged inside a broadband router. Hardware firewalls usually only have a maximum of 4 network ports. If more are needed, that is when networking firewall solutions are utilized. Hardware and software firewalls function similarly, they both examine all of the information coming in and out of your computer in order to identify and monitor where it came from and where it’s going. CyberTrails prefers a firewall brand called SonicWALL. We consider it one of the best firewalls available on the market and have had continued success with it and the protection that it offers our clients.
Protection and safety are paramount. Don’t forget to protect the technology behind your business. If you do, you could suffer a loss of customers and reputations and revenue. Take the proper precautions and get the right people and systems in place and you will be able to sleep better at night. Benjamin Franklin said, “By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.” Outsourcing your technology security to experts and placing the correct firewall protection in place is one way you can prepare yourself to succeed.
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