3 Advantages of Protecting your Network with a Firewall

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Nowadays, it is essential to provide security to one of the most critical assets, your information. Unfortunately, in 2021, cyberattacks increased by 151%, according to the World Economic Forum report, which highlights an average of 270 cyberattacks per organization.

Digital security has become necessary for all companies, regardless of their size. As a result, it becomes more critical to protect your company’s network to avoid economic and information risks. If you want to increase the security of your network, a firewall is one of the first lines of defense you can implement.

What is a Firewall, and how is it used?

A Firewall is a network security device that monitors incoming and outgoing network traffic and decides whether to allow or block specific traffic based on a defined set of security rules.

Here are 3 of the main advantages of having a Firewall in your company’s network.

Security

By having a Firewall in your network, you will be able to inspect incoming traffic and detect malicious attacks by blocking them immediately to ensure that your network is clean of software or malware that can slow down or interrupt your operations.

Access Control

With a firewall service, you can manage and control the access to content and web pages that your network users have through pre-defined browsing rules.

With this, you can prevent users from accessing content that could create vulnerabilities and malicious impacts on your network.

Bandwidth Management

A firewall allows you to prioritize localized bandwidth for essential and latency-sensitive applications (for example, video calls, VoIP, and web applications for transferring critical information). At the same time, it allows you to limit localized bandwidth on non-essential applications, such as social networks.

Reduces the risk of cyber attacks

Cyber attacks are becoming more frequent, and our information and network are constantly under attack. With a Firewall, all of these inconveniences are reduced to a minimum since it provides you with a protected network free of intrusions and mitigating attacks.

In Flō Networks, we know how important it is to protect your networks and information. That’s why we offer security solutions for your network. Learn about our Managed Firewall solution and its benefits.

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