The majority of businesses would struggle to operate without access to the internet. Afterall, it powers your website, your emails and often, your phone system. But, with such reliance on broadband comes risks which is why our IT and telecoms experts recommend using a firewall as well as a spare/replacement firewall.
What is a firewall and how does it work?
A firewall is a network security system that monitors and controls network traffic that is both incoming and outgoing to ensure that only secure traffic is allowed within your network. Essentially, a firewall acts as a barrier between your network and unauthorised traffic.
Firewalls are used to enhance the security of computers that are connected to any sort of network including the internet or a local area network (LAN). They inspect every packet of data as it arrives either side of the firewall to determine whether or not it is safe to pass through the firewall.
Under the bracket of “protecting your network” firewalls defend the resources within your network, manage and control network traffic and record and report on any events within the network.
There are a number of different types of firewalls including; next-generation firewalls, proxy firewalls, network address translation firewalls and stateful multilayer inspection firewalls. All of which act as a virtual barrier to limit the chance of network damage in the event of a cyber-attack.
What are the benefits of a firewall?
There are a vast number of benefits to businesses using a firewall to secure their network including the following;
Why have a backup firewall?
A spare firewall comes into place in the event of your broadband going down. This means that your network is connected and secure even if your router goes down. This results in your business being GDPR compliant at all times.
Ultimately, a backup firewall offers the huge benefit of business continuity to ensure that your business communications never go down.
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