A firewall is a key factor in any small business’s plan to protect against cybersecurity. Firewalls monitor incoming and outgoing traffic, filter out certain threats, and even block some sites altogether. A firewall is a key factor in any small business’s plan to protect against cybersecurity. Firewalls monitor incoming and outgoing traffic, filter out certain threats, and even block some sites altogether.
Check out these three reasons why your small business should have a firewall – like the SonicWall TZ series, which is SkyViewTek’s recommended firewall option.
1. Your office has no borders.
When you need to access files or programs from your office computer or server, a proper firewall provides your employees/users the capability for secure remote access to the office or connecting from office-to-office — also known as VPN (virtual private network). So if the weather is an issue for employees to get to the office and be productive, now employees can work from home until the weather cooperates!
2. You have better control over Internet usage in the office.
If employee productivity is an issue because of surfing the web for personal usage (like social media, shopping, gambling) or streaming videos (like watching the Olympic games or other sporting events), then a proper firewall can be set up to limit or disable access to certain websites or certain categories of websites.
3. You enhance protection of your client/patient data, as well as your business’s Intellectual property and trade secrets.
Data breaches happen all the time. And it seems that an incident can cause greater financial impact and mistrust with customers when it happens to small businesses, like yours. A proper up-to-date firewall, with the appropriate security suite bundle, along with other I.T. “best practices,” protects your internal network from outsiders and helps minimize these data breaches and other cybersecurity risks.
A strong firewall alone won’t protect you from all the threats on the internet, but it’s an added layer of insurance you should NOT be without. Contact us for more information on firewalls and other cybersecurity best practices, which will help minimize risks for your business and will help keep your employees as productive as possible. Call 610-590-5006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.