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Three Steps to a Successful Firewall Implementation

Posted on Fri, Aug 16, 2013

With the increasing determination, creativity, and intelligence of hackers, it is more important than ever to make sure that an organization's IT systems are adequately protected from viruses, trojans, and other forms of intrusion. Though there are many ways to help ensure the integrity of a network's security, one very important method of safeguarding sensitive data is through the implementation of a firewall.

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Tags: firewall solutions, IT Security, firewalls, managed security

3 Simple Steps to Implementing a Firewall Solution

Posted on Tue, Jun 25, 2013

With the increasing determination, creativity, and intelligence of hackers, it is more important than ever to make sure that an organization's IT systems are adequately protected from viruses, trojans, and other forms of intrusion. Though there are many ways to help ensure the integrity of a network's security, one very important method of safeguarding sensitive data is through the implementation of a firewall.

A firewall keeps the network, and everything in it, secure by analyzing the data that is passing back and forth. Based on the rules that have been configured, the firewall solution determines whether or not the information should be allowed to proceed. It is imperative that every organization include a firewall in their overall security solution.

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Tags: firewall solutions, firewalls

7 Warning Signs Your Network Has Been Hacked!

Posted on Wed, May 1, 2013

You’ve implemented the firewalls and other security mechanisms, documented the policies and procedures, sent out the periodic reminders, and instituted the password policies, but it can still happen – your network could be hacked or hijacked. It can be hard to tell though - network connection can slow due to testing procedures, installing updates, or other functions. Still, it is beneficial for every organization to recognize when that an area of your network has been hacked.

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Tags: firewalls

Firewall Solutions, And What They Can Do for You

Posted on Fri, Apr 5, 2013

A firewall is a system that sits between a computer or network, and the Internet. It aims to protect the computer or network from unauthorized access and use. Firewalls work by inspecting the data that enters and exits the network, based on an organization’s rules and other custom configurations. It will prevent any viruses, worms, and other intrusions from entering and harming the network. Consequently, firewall solutions are a very important aspect in the security of a business.

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Tags: firewall solutions, firewalls, managed security

Facts about Firewall Protection You May Not Know

Posted on Tue, Feb 26, 2013

Firewalls remain a critical component to every business' IT security posture. Much like a firewall in a physical building, they are designed so that if one part of the network is under attack, other systems on the same network are able to remain unharmed. Let's look at some interest facts about firewall protection that give weight to their importance.

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Tags: Security, Network Security, firewalls

3 Steps to a Successful Firewall Implementation

Posted on Fri, Nov 16, 2012

With the increasing determination, creativity, and intelligence of hackers, it is more important than ever to make sure that an organization's IT systems are adequately protected from viruses, trojans, and other forms of intrusion. Though there are many ways to help ensure the integrity of a network's security, one very important method of safeguarding sensitive data is through the implementation of a firewall.

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Tags: firewalls, Network Monitoring, endpoint protection

Firewall Technology Continues to Grow in Importance

Posted on Thu, Aug 16, 2012

Less than a decade ago, predictions were rife in some quarters that firewall technology would soon see its last days.  The Jericho Forum advocacy group, among others, viewed firewall solutions as a hindrance to the development of global e-commerce technology.  As matters developed, however, the firewall has become ever more important in the years since such predictions were issued.  IT security consultants assisting businesses both large and small overwhelmingly favor it as an excellent way to help keep networks protected from both casual intruders and dedicated cyber criminals.

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Tags: Security, Network Security, firewalls

6 Key Steps to Help Prevent a Serious Breach

Posted on Wed, Jun 13, 2012

There are many ways in which network monitoring works to benefit businesses and other organizations that rely on their computer environment to process daily workflow and generate a revenue stream.  The experience of the City College of San Diego demonstrates just how essential this type of monitoring can be for maintaining IT security.

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Tags: Managed Services, Security, firewalls, Network Monitoring

Alternative Internet Browsers Help to Improve IT Security

Posted on Tue, Jun 12, 2012

Among both business and personal users, the most popular web browser of all is Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE).  In recent years, however, several alternative browsers have been developed for the Microsoft Windows operating system.  Many of these browsers were developed out of the perception that IT risk management in IE is inadequate. 

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Tags: IT Support, Security, Network Security, Risk Management, Cyber Security, firewalls

IT Solutions: Advantages of SonicWALL's SuperMassive E10000 Series

Posted on Wed, May 16, 2012

SonicWALL's latest firewall platform, known as the SuperMassive E-10000 Series is engineered to support large computer networks and operates at the multi-gigabyte speeds needed in today's cutting-edge computing environment.  SuperMassive combines SonicWALL's patented deep packet inspection routines known as Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection (RFDPI) with multi-core processing architecture in order to provide excellent control of applications and prevention of intrusion.

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Tags: IT Solutions, Security, IT Services, Network Security, Cyber Security, firewalls, SonicWall

Symantec Report Illustrates Importance of a Managed Programs Model

Posted on Mon, May 14, 2012

The giant anti-virus company Symantec has released a new version of their Internet Security Threat Report.  The study, which is published on a yearly basis, outlines the current threat environment in detail.  Among the findings were some facts likely to startle employees of small and medium businesses, even those who regard themselves experienced with today's online environment threats. 

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Tags: IT Consulting, IT Solutions, IT Support, Security, IT Services, Managed Programs, Risk Management, Cyber Security, Outsourced IT Support, IT Security, Encryption, IT company, Outsourced IT, firewalls, Malware

2 Things to Know About Understanding Firewall Protection

Posted on Wed, May 9, 2012

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Tags: IT Consulting, IT Solutions, Security, IT company, firewalls

A Firewall Still Essential Under IPv6

Posted on Mon, Apr 16, 2012

According to John Curran, who serves the American Registry for Internet Numbers as its CEO, Internet Protocol version 6 is designed to offer more safety and security features than the current paradigm of IPv4.  In part, this is because IPv6 was designed from the start with security needs in mind.  This does not mean, however, that IPv6 will present small and medium-sized businesses with no challenges to overcome. 

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Tags: IT Consulting, IT Services, firewalls

IT Solutions: Understanding Firewalls

Posted on Thu, Mar 29, 2012

A firewall is one of the most important computer security components that any business can adopt.  The term ‘firewall’ itself, however, is not always clearly understood.

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Tags: IT Solutions, Managed Programs, firewalls

Verizon Security Expert Recommends Firewall IT Solutions

Posted on Tue, Mar 27, 2012

According to the 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report compiled by Verizon, security breaches linked to hactivist organizations such as Anonymous are increasing at a dramatic rate. There is good news in the report, however: Most intrusions rely on modes of attack that can be defeated with some simple measures well within the reach of even the smallest business. This is true no matter if the attack is launched in order to secure some financial gain, through the theft of credit card information, for example, or if it is intended instead to send a political or social message about the company's stance on a controversial issue.

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Tags: IT Consulting, IT Solutions, firewalls

Understanding IT Solutions: Next Generation Firewalls

Posted on Wed, Dec 28, 2011

Many business organizations have heard of the concept of a ‘next generation firewall,’ but what does the term actually mean? A next generation firewall is more than a traditional firewall system with better filters.  Instead, it takes a fundamentally different approach to network security.  Firewalls originally classified data traffic according to IP address or port access number.  Based on these criteria, the firewall would decide whether to allow traffic from outside to enter the network.

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Tags: IT Solutions, Network Security, firewalls

Understanding Modern Firewalls

Posted on Fri, Dec 23, 2011

Most computer users these days understand the concept of a firewall as a program that stands between the protected system or systems and the outside world. It controls both what data can get into a network and what software applications can reach out to connect to data on the outside.  Today’s enhanced firewalls are actually a great deal more sophisticated than early models of such a system and are more properly referred to as UTMs, unified threat management systems.  These kinds of firewalls are referred to as belonging to the next generation of network security.

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Tags: Managed Services, Network Security, firewalls

SonicWALL Releases Application-Aware Firewalls

Posted on Wed, Nov 2, 2011

SonicWALL has long been a leading innovator in the field of data protection via firewalls.  That legacy of innovation has jumped forward again with the release of two new program series designed to assist small and medium-sized businesses as well as branch office operations of larger companies.  Both the NSA 220 Series and the NSA 250M Series are considered "next generation firewalls" for their ability to be deployed on a highly flexible basis that still maintains intrusion prevention that his tightly integrated at the application level.

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Tags: IT Consulting, Security, Managed Programs, firewalls

SonicWALL Network Security Devices Offers Benefits To All

Posted on Tue, Sep 13, 2011

When it comes to providing data security solutions and protecting networks from malware and other invidious attacks, SonicWALL is an industry leader.  This was demonstrated again this week when the organizers of the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship chose SonicWALL to provide secure Wi-Fi access during the event.  Athletes, event staff, and hundreds of journalists will use the service, which will be managed through SonicWALL's Global Management System.

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Tags: Managed Services, Network Security, firewalls

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