Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Spyware, and Hackers are all looking for an opportunity to vandalize your network via the internet. A firewall is your first line of defense against uninvited visitors. You risk exposing your information, your network, and your business to considerable disruption and cost if your connection to the internet is not shielded by a firewall.
The term “firewall” can refer to hardware on your network or software on your PC. Some ISP’s provide NAT devices that offer minimal firewall protection. But, the more effective firewalls scan every packet relaying in and out of your network and look for inappropriate traffic. PCS International utilizes both forms of firewalls to provide a greater range of IT security.
Firewalls are a mandatory part of every network and becoming less expensive . There is no reason to avoid installing a firewall for your business or home. We believe in a multi-tier approach to firewall installation:
- Install an onsite, hardware firewall to protect your office from the internet.
- Make sure the hardware firewall protects your remote offices from the internet.
- Install an onsite hardware firewall to protect your home computer(s) from the internet.
- Install a software or hardware firewall on all personal computers which use Wifi or other “public” internet outlets.