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Tech Tip: Firewalls

March 19, 2012 Tech Tips

Firewalls are one of the most fundamental aspects in ensuring your company's availability and viability online.  

It's important to know the following tech tip when it comes to firewalls: even the smallest misconfiguration can leave your company exposed to hackers.  Here at Connections for Business, our firewall managed services in South Florida reduces the complexity of protecting your critical infrastructure by handling all aspects of your firewall maintenance.

Another tech tip when it comes to firewalls is; without them, upgrades that take your business offline for hours while new hardware and configurations are put into place can result in quite a bit of downtime.  If you have a firewall in place, this will not happen, but if you don't, you can almost be sure if/when you server is attacked by a malicious virus your business productivity will come to a grinding halt.

No out of the box firewall is a perfect solution, each and every one of them requires the proper configuration.  However, even after the configuration is done, the best firewall needs frequent software upgrades and patches, ongoing management, monitoring and testing by a professional.  By allowing us to manage your firewall, you'll can rest assured knowing your most important data is in great hands.

We will provide you with detailed, yet simple to understand network intrusion and monitoring reports on your firewall's status as well as updates, security incidents and attacks. Our support is provided around the clock; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  We want you to feel comfortable knowing your system is running safely and smoothly with limited interruptions.

Our number one tech tip when it comes to firewalls?  Make sure you have professionals, like us Connections for Business, managing and monitoring yours.  You don't want to spend the money to purchase and install one to only have it done incorrectly.  Leave it to the professionals.  We're happy to help!

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