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5 Ways A Firewall Should Be Helping You

Steve Morrin, Sep 22, 2021

Protecting business data from probing hacker attacks and harmful data leaks is essential for businesses across the globe.

After rigorous testing of multiple products, Sorrin IT recommends SonicWall
Firewall appliances for their robust features and top-drawer performance.

Sorrin IT work closely with trusted partners like SonicWall to deliver the very best in IT support and help to provide a safe, secure and cost-effective solution for small to medium size businesses.

Here are 5 ways a SonicWall firewall from Sorrin IT can protect your business:

 

1. Kicking Out Unwanted Guests

Simply put, a SonicWall firewall acts as a barrier between an internal business network, like an office, and the rest of the internet.

Without a firewall, there’s nothing standing in the way of cyber criminals trying to access your network or its data, both of which can be catastrophic in terms of data breaches, leaks or hacks. In today’s world, where data is king, this is a huge deal.

To keep unwanted visitors out when working remotely, a SonicWall firewall creates a secure private connection (virtual private network or VPN) between the user’s home network and the company network they are trying to
access.

This can then be switched on remotely by the users, using a company log-in, letting staff access their work systems and to share data within the network without the risk of someone listening in or attempting to steal it.

Basically, a strong firewall means only permitted users can access your network and it ensures that any and all data is kept safe and secure from being exploited.

 

2. Stopping Threats In Real-Time

Think of advanced firewalls like a police database, they have detailed information on file that helps them to identify criminals, like height, markings or age.
It’s a similar case with firewalls, they’re able to spot suspicious code and flag it for investigation.

Products like SonicWall go one step further; they monitor all incoming and outgoing traffic from a network to check it’s safe — when it detects something never-before-seen or suspicious, like embedded computer code in an email attachment, it blocks it from passing through the firewall and sends it away to be analysed in real-time at a security lab in the cloud. Only when it is determined to be safe, will it then be allowed through the firewall into the company network.

Once a new threat is identified by the SonicWall lab, it immediately informs all SonicWall firewalls around the globe to help stop any further attacks.

It’s incredibly sophisticated stuff but bottom line, advanced threats are handled swiftly without impacting the business and avoiding potentially massive damage both legally and financially.

 

3. Privacy Means Private

Expounding on the earlier point of “unwanted guests” the advanced features of firewalls such as SonicWall mean that businesses can be certain that communication within their network remains private. This is equally true both when physically at the office and when working remotely using the secure VPN connection.

This means everything that passes through the internal network is 100% private and cannot be viewed or intercepted by anyone outside of the network.

Certainly in Ireland, there’s a huge emphasis on GDPR (General Data Protection) compliancy, so appropriate measures have to be taken to ensure customer data is kept safe and not susceptible to leaks.

 

4. Maintaining It All Behind The Scenes

It’s all well and good finding some snazzy software and implementing it company-wide but when it comes to maintaining it, that’s where the real expertise comes in.

Even for the most technically gifted IT enthusiast, there’s a lot that needs to be done in order to keep your network working optimally and up-to-date.

With advances being made in cyber security at a seconds notice and viral threats being conjured almost as quickly, it pays to let dedicated pros like Sorrin IT handle all the techy stuff so you can focus on the daily operations.

Because products like SonicWall monitor and can adapt to threats in real- time, updates and patches can be created and deployed much faster than usual to give you the best chance of fending off sophisticated cyber attacks. All of which can be managed by Sorrin IT.

 

5. Low Investment, Priceless Peace of Mind

One thing all businesses have in common is their desire to operate smoothly and produce at maximum efficiency.

This is what you get when you work with Sorrin IT who’s primary mission is strengthen the backbone of a business operation by implementing leading- edge solutions coupled with expert support and ongoing maintenance.

For what is a relatively low investment in the beginning, the benefit implementing a SonicWall firewall solution becomes abundantly clear for business owners once they see how it improves the productivity of their work force while keeping their networks and data, safe and secure.

 

Final Thoughts

Much like having the right employees that meet the demands of your business it’s just as important to have the right products and services that compliment them too.

Most businesses rely heavily on having a stable and secure internet connection and the pitfalls for not having strong protection in place can be very costly indeed.

Get in touch with Sorrin IT to find out more about how your business could be improved today and protected against the threats of tomorrow: https://sorrin.ie/contact/

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