Firewall: A firewall is a system designed to prevent unauthorized access to or from a private network. There are software, hardware and hybrid (a combination of the two) firewalls. Firewalls prevent unauthorized Internet users from accessing private networks which are connected to the internet, like a home or small office network. All messages entering or leaving the intranet must pass through the firewall, which examines each message and blocks those that do not meet the specified security criteria.

Firewall Programs

What can a properly installed firewall do for you or your business? When installed and maintained properly, a firewall is the easiest and most cost-effective way to keep unwanted users from accessing your computer network. There are currently several hardware firewalls on the market which are inexpensive, easy to setup and maintain, and offer built in features like VPN access, which allows you to access your home or office network from anywhere with an internet connection. For more information about firewalls or to inquire about having a firewall installed please contact us.