Why Your Business Needs A Strong Firewall

​You may not be storing military secrets or running a billion-pound empire, but your business is still an attractive target for hackers. You need a firewall- a guard standing at the door of your network to stop the bad guys from getting in while still letting your staff come and go without interruption.

A surprising number of businesses are operating without a firewall, or with one unsuitable to the requirements of a business network. For most, it's a risk they don't know they're taking because they assume all systems have built-in protections. Unfortunately, by the time the lack is discovered, it's far too late.

A firewall is actually a special type of hardware or software that acts as a protective shield between the computers on your network and assorted cyber dangers. Data is constantly passed through at lightning fast speeds, invisible to the user experience.

Filtering: A strong firewall actively looks for known viruses, phishing emails and spam, and then blocks them before they can get in the door. Its internal knowledge of threats is updated regularly and search patterns quickly adjusted. Business firewalls also monitor data in both directions. When a computer goes online, all the data coming in an out is inspected to see whether it's safe or not. If it