Research Solutions That Match the Specified Needs
Only once a business has defined what it needs from a firewall/managed security service can the process of researching solutions begin. In addition to services, make sure to research every potential IT provider's longevity in the business, history of servicing clients, and their all-around stability. Choose a vendor who has a reputation for providing quality and efficient service.
Installation, Configuration, and Maintenance of the Firewalls
Once a vendor has been chosen, the final step in setting up your firewall is the actual implementation. The IT provider you have chosen will install the solution in your environment, covering all of the areas you deemed necessary in your earlier assessment. Post-installation, the firewall will be maintained and upgraded with both manual and automatic updates. Feedback should be provided on a consistent basis to ensure that the firewall is performing as expected.
Implementing a firewall solution is imperative for all businesses to protect the sensitive data of their clients, vendors, and employees. A carefully laid out plan involving both your organization's internal IT team and your chosen firewall solutions provider will ensure that your business is successful in meeting its security needs.