Installing a firewall is one of the basic security measures that can protect your business from hackers and malware intrusions. A firewall is simply a hardware device or piece of software that acts as a barrier between your systems and network, and the Internet. It works by limiting unnecessary communication between your computer network and the Internet.

An active Internet connection is a necessity for most businesses. A firewall allows you to visit websites without inviting a hacker into your network by only allowing information that has been requested by the user to filter back to your network.

A UTM-based (unified threat management) firewall is a crucial part of any business’ IT security infrastructure. This offers a number of protections to your network, such as:

  • Adjustable Content Filtering
  • Antivirus, Antimalware, and Limited Spam Filtering
  • Deep Packet Inspection
  • Stateful Inspection
  • Packet Filtering
  • “Default to Now” Traffic Filtering

While default firewall settings can be effective, its best to have an IT professional configure these setting for you to ensure your business is getting the maximum benefit from all of your firewall’s features.

Want to learn more about the protection a firewall can offer your business, or the firewall options available? Contact us at or (919) 313-9355 . We’re the trusted IT experts for businesses in Raleigh .