A firewall isn’t a literal wall on fire, in fact, it has nothing to do with fire at all. A firewall is a security measure that protects users by filtering both incoming and outgoing network traffic. Think of it like a screen door that only lets in the fresh air and not bugs. Depending on the type of firewall, various amounts of protection can be provided. Some different types of firewalls include Packet-Filtering Firewalls and Next-gen firewalls. You can learn more about the varieties of firewalls and which one best suits your needs in the graphic above.
Having a weak firewall or even a poorly managed one can leave your network and systems vulnerable to attacks that can leave data stolen or lost and system outages. Thus, it’s important to have the right firewall.
Choosing the right type of firewall for your network can be challenging, especially considering the plethora of options, but you don’t have to do it alone. Ighty Support has provided businesses in the DFW metroplex powerful IT Support for a decade. Set up a free consultation with Ighty Support, so you can enjoy the breeze – without any unwanted pests.