Easily explained in simple terms - a Good Quality Internet Router / Firewall keeps your data safe and the Internet Hackers away. The Router / Firewall is essentially a police officer who decides which internet traffic should be allowed in and out of an organization – without the police officer the Internet Hackers (essentially thieves) are looking to steal your data.
We hear about stories in the Media all the time of Hackers getting sensitive data – ransoms for Bitcoins – stealing credit cards – compromising records and unfortunately so much more. What would it mean to your organization if you didn't have a professional level of protection keeping your data safe? All too often we see an old low cost poor quality router protecting the customers data, even worse is when it has the default passwords on the router – how much easier could it be for Internet Hackers – a basic unit with basic protection and then default passwords. The worst part is that's what we see at a lot of SMB customers!!
NATG recommends a proactive approach to Internet security – this means having a router / firewall with an active support contract – as soon as a new virus is known the router / firewall automatically updates the firmware to protect against known virus’s, malicious code, known vulnerabilities, and more. It kind of makes a lot of sense when you realize that new virus’s come out every day – so if you have a several year old piece of hardware with software that's out of date – it’s really like leaving the front door to your house unlocked – sure there is a basic level of protection – but essentially it won’t take much effort to get in at all.
If you’re unsure about your data and Internet security we can provide you with a FREE cyber threat assessment report with our CTAP device. It's a great simple snapshot put into an easy to understand report that we review with you to help identify and correct any areas of concern.
With Internet Security there are different levels of protection and steps we can take to help lock down data. Sometimes, it’s as simple as locking down IP addresses and data access levels, other times its more advanced with multiple levels of protection and multiple different authentications processes.
A good quality Firewall with a valid support contract also not very expensive – especially compared to a data breach!
We want your business to succeed and one of the best ways to do that is with Internet that's reliable, fast, and most importantly safe to use – we ensure that the internet is available and secure so you can focus on your business.