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Whether you’re an SME or a large business, we have a wealth of experience in proactively ensuring your assets remain yours!

Our specialists are trained to provide strategic advice as part of our consultancy approach on current technology and security policies. We can ensure that your business is protected from internal and external risks and threats including viruses, spyware, malware, hackers, phishing, and spam.

Our firewall solutions ensure high reliability, performance, monitoring, management, reporting and are suited for businesses of all sizes, even those based across several locations.

For more information about our firewall and security solutions, contact one of security specialists about your specific business requirements.

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What is a firewall?

A firewall is software or hardware that checks information coming from the Internet or a network, and then either blocks it or allows it to pass through to your computer, depending on your firewall settings.

A firewall can help prevent hackers or malicious software (such as worms) from gaining access to your computer through a network or the Internet. A firewall can also help stop your computer from sending malicious software to other computers.


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What are the benefits of a firewall?

Having a personal firewall in place can reduce the chances of your computer getting attacked. A firewall polices your connection and is an essential tool in a basic computer security arsenal, along with an anti-virus tool. As a business owner, you can manage a firewall in-house, or enter into an agreement with our selves to manage your firewall for you and maintain your company’s security.

  • Ensure your firewall is up to date and monitor threats against your data.
  • 24 hours per day, 7 days per week network and data protection. 
  • All remote users will be verified in order to prevent cyber attacks.
  • You’ll have more time to focus on your own business, and spend less time on making sure your IT network is secure and safe against hackers and cyber attacks.

What is the difference between software and hardware firewall?

Hardware firewalls provide a protective barrier that hides an organisation’s internal PCs from the outside world. 

In many cases, hardware firewalls are great solutions for organisations that want a single security umbrella that protects multiple systems. 

Low-end hardware firewalls, now found in network switches and routers for small business, also have their limitations. If you take a personal laptop on the road, for instance, your system is no longer protected by the small business firewall.

In contrast to hardware, software firewalls are more ideal for individual users or small businesses. Instead of using a custom (and often expensive) piece of hardware, a software firewall installs on an individual’s PC, notebook, or server.

Even if an organisation has hardware firewalls in place, it’s wise for individuals to use software firewalls on their own systems. The main reason: software firewalls are especially convenient for mobile workers who need digital security when working outside of the corporate network.


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Protection

Ensure your business is protected from internal and external risks, viruses, malware, hackers & spam.

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Monitoring & Reports

Our solutions ensure high performance, monitoring, management and reporting.

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Bespoke Design

Our firewall solutions are suited for businesses of all sizes, even those based across several locations.

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Strategic Advice

Our specialists are trained to provide strategic advice as part of our consultancy approach.

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