One of the security measures you can take to protect your business's network is to install a firewall. Firewalls are software- or hardware-based security systems that control the traffic that comes and goes on the network. They are essentially a barrier between trusted networks-such as yours-and untrusted or less trusted networks, such as the internet, other companies' networks, etc.
Firewall Installation and Management
A firewall should protect your network while also staying out of the way of productivity. Therefore, it must be properly installed, configured, and tested in order to meet your company's needs. Sentry Global Technologies offers numerous IT services, including firewall installation.
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Data Security, Network Security
Simply put, a firewall only permits traffic from sources that are defined within the firewall. Any other traffic is denied. Again, these can be either software or hardware based:
Software: A software-based firewall is a program installed onto a computer that protects the computer from traffic on the network. This is useful if a virus or other threat makes its way onto the network in that it can block it from infecting individual computers. It can also control traffic coming from an individual computer itself, allowing some applications through while blocking others.
Hardware: Hardware-based firewalls are located on the network router, thus standing as a barrier between the internet and the entire network. They may not be as precise as a software firewall, but they're still important for protecting the network from hackers and other unwanted traffic from outside the company.
In a commercial setting, a hardware-based firewall is absolutely necessary since you have so much sensitive data being transmitted over your network. Software-based firewalls can act as a second layer of protection against external threats while also guarding against any malicious or careless actions from inside, such as from an employee's computer terminal.