|Your company's LAN is a private network comprised of computers
that store your company's confidential information. How willing
are you to share this information with unknown people who have
access to the public Internet just like you? Broadband Internet
connections are "always on" which means that your
network is always accessible if not properly protected. The
exploits of computer hackers come in many forms such as viruses,
worms and denial of service attacks. Each of these malicious
methods can have detrimental consequences - lost or stolen data,
user downtime, hijacked or damaged computers. The end result
is hardship for your employees and damage to your organization.
To prevent this intrusion from the Internet and avoid security
threats, you can protect your network with security hardware
or software referred to as a firewall. The firewall "sits"
between your network and the Internet and acts as a control
portal to prevent access to all unknown users. Firewall technology
analyzes the data that passes into and out of your network
and permits or denies the flow of that data based on rules
that you can customize. Tech Comfort can recommend the appropriate
firewall and design the policies that will regulate the data
traffic. In case you want to host a public web server, we
can implement rules that allow public access to that server
only while the rest of your private network stays protected.
Tech Comfort will also recommend client security software
to safeguard your remote users' laptops and workstations that
are used outside of the network. These computers are outside
of your firewall and again susceptible to Internet threats.
Protecting individual computers will stop a possible virus
or worm from entering your network from an infected laptop
computer brought back inside your network by one of your users.
It will also prevent a security intrusion when a user tries
to connect using a Virtual Private
Network (VPN) connection.
Your network's security is a vital part of your network plan.
Without a hardware or software security device, you jeopardize
the effectiveness of your business and the hours of labor
it has taken to build it.
Tech Comfort can assist you in proactively protecting your
assets and your people.