The firewall is an important first line of defence, controlling and monitoring access to your network. Choosing the best firewall solution for your business is critical. Let AVR review the most effective options for you.
A firewall is a network security system monitoring and controlling the incoming and outgoing network traffic based on predetermined security rules. Typically, the firewall establishes a barrier between a trusted, secure internal network and another outside network, such as the Internet, which is assumed not to be secure or trusted.
Firewalls enforce access controls through a positive control model, which states that only traffic defined in the firewall policy is allowed onto the network; all other traffic is denied.
Next Generation Firewalls
Next Generation Firewalls (NGFWs) were created in response to the continually evolving sophistication of applications and malware. Cyber criminals have largely outwitted the long-standing port-based classification of traffic by building port evasion techniques into their programs. Today, malware piggybacks these applications to enter networks and became increasingly networked themselves.
Whilst firewalls provide vital defence for your network, they should not be regarded as the only means. Those acting with malicious intent are becoming more sophisticated and threats are increasing. Recent analysis showed that in 2005 there were an average 25 threats a day across the globe, today, the number is almost 500,000 per day. Businesses and organisations need solutions that work with their firewalls against other forms of attack, including those that come via mobile devices and apps.
AVR works with two of the leading firewall providers, Check Point and Palo Alto. We can help you compare the two solutions and advise what is best for your network configuration. AVR offers Demo’s, Proof of Concept’s, Commercial Comparisons and a FREE Firewall Review to ensure your Firewall is as effective as it should be. We can also advise on additional measures that work with firewalls to ensure your company enjoys comprehensive protection, helping to keep your reputation safe and give you a competitive edge.
If you would like to request your Free Firewall Review or discuss any aspect of firewalls and whether your existing arrangements are right for your business, fill in the boxes below and one of the AVR account team will give you a call.
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