These days, businesses store, access and share their data more easily than ever. Unfortunately, with this convenience comes additional data security risks. These risks may come from competing companies, disgruntled ex-employees and even random mischief. Or, hackers can target your data that might seem worthless to anyone outside your company. However, if it can be hacked or stolen, chances are good that someone is already trying to get to it.
So, how can organizations keep their sensitive data safe? With firewall management.
Every business security should start with a proper firewall implementation. Firewalls are the first layer of defense in a business network, as a system without basic layer of security is intended to reveal the sensitive data.
A firewall, either a hardware component or software program, works as a barrier, or a shield, between your computer network and Internet. In general, firewalls are installed to prevent the online attacks – the cases, when: