How to Protect Your Company Information from Hackers
When you started your business you may not have given much thought to your company’s data and information. How do you decide on how to properly secure your network devices form outside intrusion and hackers? There are a couple of options!
One would be to install a commercial firewall that has live security subscription and a second is to install managed network switches on your network. At Mantralogix 2e recommend a WatchGuard Firewall appliance with full UTM (Unified Threat Management) security subscription.
Some of the benefits to implementing a commercial firewall with live security enabled and managed switches include:
- Mitigate the chance of a hacker entering your network and stealing or encrypting your company data for ransom.
- The ability of blocking certain non-business related activities to maximize your network and internet performance.
Packet Filtering – Multi-gigabit packet filtering and transparent proxies mean true, line-speed security inspection on all traffic. You also get Virtual Private Networking (VPN) with the strongest encryption to secure connections from branch offices and mobile users.
Intrusion Prevention Service – Don’t let malicious activity run amok in your network. Intrusion Prevention Service (IPS) lets you shut. Intrusions. Down.
Application Control – There’s control – and then there’s strangle-hold. You can’t afford to let malicious or inappropriate applications through your defenses, but you don’t want to ding productivity with app controls that are too strict or wide-ranging. This gives you highly granular control by category, application, or application sub-function to keep your network flowing and your environment safe.
WebBlocker – On the web, people can find themselves in a bad place without even trying. WebBlocker’s content and URL filtering lets you control where people on your network go, and protects them (and you) from landing in places they shouldn’t be.
Gateway Antivirus – Hackers don’t stick to one approach, and neither do we. Our continuously updated signatures identify and block known spyware, viruses, Trojans, and blended threats – including new variants of known viruses. At the same time, heuristic analysis tracks down suspicious data constructions and actions to make sure unknown viruses don’t slip by.
SpamBlocker – Spam: we love it on a plate, hate it in your network. Our spamBlocker is so fast and effective, it can review up to 4 billion messages per day. That could be a lot of spam, but don’t worry. We’re always hungry.
Reputation Enabled Defense – Your reputation precedes you – and the same goes for web sites. Our powerful, cloud-based reputation lookup service protects web users from malicious sites, while dramatically improving web processing overhead. WatchGuard is the only UTM that includes this service, to give you faster, safer web surfing. We thought that’s what you wanted.
APT Blocker – Advanced. Persistent. Threats. Even the name is scary. But stopping them doesn’t have to be. We make it easy to take down the meanest malware and the sneakiest zero-day threats. Our APT Blocker gives you all the power, without the fear of complex implementation rules – and it’s all at a fraction of the price you’d expect.
Managed Network Switches – This gives the ability to monitor the traffic on your network and catch errors on your network.
I would like to share an article on what could happen if you do not secure your information and network from hackers or malicious sites.
I hope this blog gives you some tips on choosing the appropriate options for each of your systems!
This approach makes managing your IT more efficient allowing you to get back to your core strengths. Need help setting this up? Call Mantralogix at 1-866-320-8922 or email us at [email protected] and we’d be pleased to assist you!