Network firewalls are meant to keep outside threats, such as viruses, malware, spyware, and other malicious software away from your computer. They also keep unauthorized users out of your company’s internal network resources.

A network firewall is essential for businesses in order to protect their sensitive information and disrupt outside attacks that could hold a company’s ransom. It can also help monitor your employee’s activities to ensure they corporate with company policies. 

What is a Firewall?

Put simply, a firewall is a network security device that keeps out unauthorized users and hackers. Antivirus software can be added to a firewall in order to protect files from viruses. A firewall should always be installed on your network in order to keep it as safe as possible. 

If you’re running a business and don’t have a firewall installed, here are a few reasons why you need to get one as soon as possible.

Protect Yourself From Hackers

The most common and easiest way for hackers to compromise your business system is through carefully crafted social engineering attacks. This trick can trap unsuspecting employees to give a hacker access to your sensitive information and data.

High-quality cybersecurity training is the best way to prevent this but a firewall goes a long way to protecting your company as well. 

Firewalls can alert you when an outside threat tries to make its way in. To protect yourself fully, it’s best to have a firewall with antivirus protection. 

Block Access to Certain Websites

A firewall can also give you the power to block certain websites from being accessed while on the network. This can prevent employees from going on certain websites while working or downloading malicious software from a business computer.

For example, you can prevent an employee from accessing a website that has pornography or gambling. This allows you to prevent unnecessary websites from being accessed while working.

Limit Bandwidth Usage

Firewalls can also be used to control the amount of bandwidth a certain program uses. This can be used to give certain computers access to media files and other streaming services. For example, someone can have access to the printer but not certain websites.

Get a Firewall Installed Today

Firewalls can be the security blanket that your business needs to run safely. In today’s world, cybercrimes can happen at any moment so it’s best to be prepared for when it happens. If you need a firewall professionally installed, reach out to CPT of South Florida today

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Scott Bonora 24/1/19

Barrett and his team did a great job throughout the whole process of installing a new phone system. We went with the Avaya phone system and we are very happy with it.

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They provide high quality post implementation services. CPT support team remains engaged until my requests are fulfilled. Thank you!