A fortress is only as strong as it’s built to be…

And the same is true when it comes to your firewall.

A firewall is an essential part of your IT security system; indeed it is the gatekeeper to your network. Like a castle guard who never sleeps; it decides which traffic enters and which is allowed to leave, based on a predefined set of security rules.

But if your firewall has been configured badly, or has not been maintained, it leaves you vulnerable to attack.

Firewalls are just as susceptible to malicious attacks as your laptops, desktops and software.  It is essential that your firewall has regular security patches and its rules reviewed to make sure it is keeping your network as safe as possible.

As with most hardware the firewall manufacturers will only support their devices for a certain number of years, usually between 3-5.  After this point they will not release any security patches for the firewall, so it will become a security hole in your network, rather than the device that is there the most to secure your network.

To ensure your firewall is as strong as possible, you need engineers who know the devices well. And can set them up, maintain them and deliver the ongoing support you need, whenever you need it.

That’s where we can step in and help.

For more information about firewalls and network security, arrange a time to speak with Louise from her calendar below.