Why do we need Firewalls?
A firewall is an essential component to all business’ security systems and is the digital equivalent to a security door. Without a Firewall, you are leaving your business wide open to threats and disruptions that can compromise not only the operation of your business but also the reputation and integrity of your business from a cyber-security breach.
A firewall can protect your data from being compromised by preventing unauthorised access to your computers and network.
Choosing a Business Grade Firewall
Just like security doors, not all firewalls are the same and they have varying levels of features and abilities.
Your standard home internet router, for example, will have an element of a firewall included, offering the most basic level of protection at the cheapest price point for the ISP, there will be little if any ability to configure rules or policies to control the flow of information. Whilst this is adequate for mass market consumers, businesses have responsibilities to protect their intellectual property, their staff and customer data whilst also supporting policies and requirements like GDPR, PCI DSS Compliance, Cyber Essentials and ISO controls.
Choosing a business grade firewall will enable you to meet those requirements.