Frequently asked security questions.
Absolutely, with the rise in cyber-crime even large organisations such as the NHS and Sony aren’t invulnerable to attack, we would recommend every business has at least some protection.
Content filtering is half of the battle in keeping your business safe from cyber-crime, if dubious websites and files cannot be accessed in the first place they cannot harm your network.
A content filter is a program that can screen an incoming Web page to determine whether some or all of it should not be displayed to the user. The filter checks the origin or content of a Web page against a set of rules provided by company or person who has installed the Web filter. A Web filter allows an enterprise or individual user to block out pages from Web sites that are likely to include objectionable advertising, pornographic content, spyware, viruses, and other objectionable content.
A firewall is part of your computer system or network that is designed to block unauthorized access while permitting outward communication. It keeps the bad guys out, which is good. It also can be used to keep your employees off of sites that could potentially pose security risks or efficiency risks to your business.
If you’re looking to get the most utility out of a firewall, though, you will also use it as a monitoring tool. It provides useful data like what kinds of people and what kinds of threats are targeting your business. Of course, monitoring your network is resource-intensive, time-consuming, costly, and requires expertise. That’s where a managed firewall service, provided by security experts, comes into play.