Firewalls and VPNs

It really hasn’t been that long since that the only people that needed a firewall were banks, hospitals, and casinos. Today, you wouldn’t think of connecting your business to the internet without one.  Firewalls prevent unauthorized access to your network.

Your home cable modem and your computers, iPads, kid’s computers, are all networks and just like your business, you’d never want strangers nosing around your private files, photos, or bank accounts.

A firewall can be a hardware device, or a piece of software. Firewalls can let certain applications through or authorized people, like remote employees. It’s designed to keep those you do not want in your network, out of your network.

Additionally, features within firewalls allow them to control web content of those behind it too. This is particularly helpful in keeping employees from accessing websites they should not be visiting during work hours.

VPN – Virtual Private Network

A VPN allows an individual to access resources behind a firewall in a secure manner. Branch office VPNs allow a remote network to access your network and the two share data as one.

Utilizing a VPN can be a cost effective method for connecting remote users in a secure fashion. Our team can help design, and manage your connectivity.