Firewall And Network Security: What It Means To Your Business

Businesses depend on a lot of technology for their operation and communication needs. Computers used for online transactions are exposed to a lot of data and viruses that can bring harm not just to a single computer, but to a whole business network.


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An internet firewall is a device designed to protect computers from viruses and other unwanted data. The name “firewall” came from firewalls that were used to secure buildings from fire. An antivirus is different from firewall. Antiviruses protect a computer from unwanted programs while a firewall is designed to protect a unit from outside access.

Big and small businesses must have effective firewall to protect computers. A firewall can keep a company’s private information secure. It reduces chances of identity theft, private information leakage, and more. Companies without firewall protection are vulnerable to such attacks, which may compromise their operations.

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Information privacy is important not just for the company, but for customers as well. When companies are technologically protected, customers are assured that their information is safe.

Firewall protection must be part of an overall computer security plan, as well as malware and virus scanners, WPA security, and drive encryption. If a company does not have an in-house tech team, it is recommended that they hire a consultant for firewall setup and updates.

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