Firewall and Network Security

Protecting your sensitive business information against theft, unauthorised access and manipulation and viruses is crucially important to your business.

What is a Firewall?

A firewall is a network security system, which can be either hardware or software that uses rules to control incoming and ongoing network traffic. It effectively acts as a barrier between your trusted network and an un-trusted network. A Firewall will control access to the resources of a network through a set of access policies, which means that only some traffic is allowed onto the network whilst other traffic is denied.

An access policy is simply a set of rules that determines who gets “in” and “out” of your network.

What are the benefits of a Firewall?

Having a Firewall in place provides increased security for your computers and devices, especially on networks that are connected to the internet and it can help reduce the chances of your network being attacked. It will detect intruders, block them from entering the your businesses network, notify the system administrator, record information about the source of the attempted break-in, and produce reports to help authorities track down the culprits. Since firewalls can be set to monitor both incoming and outgoing Internet traffic, they can also be used to prevent employees from accessing games, newsgroups, or adult sites on the World Wide Web.

Our Firewall Solutions

We work alongside Sophos to provide business grade firewall solutions, the Sophos XG firewall delivers all the protection insights you need in one solution. It includes a number of innovations that ensure your network is more secure and provides all the network protection you require to stop sophisticated attacks and advanced threats. In additional to this it also provides web protection and application control with network policies to ensure your users stay secure.

The Next Step…

Our specialists are trained to provide strategic advice as part of our consultancy approach on current technology and security policies. We can ensure that your business is protected from internal and external risks and threats including viruses, spyware, malware, hackers, phishing, and spam.

Our firewall solutions ensure high reliability, performance, monitoring, management, reporting and are suited for businesses of all sizes, even those based across several locations.

For more information about our firewall and security solutions, contact one of security consultants about your specific business requirements on 01392 824 022.

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