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Who wouldn’t want to save some money by using a consumer-grade alternative to the business-class standard cybersecurity software if it doesn’t make a difference? The problem is, it does. You need a next-generation WatchGuard firewall to keep your business safe.
It’s not uncommon for businesses to cut corners here and there. Especially when it comes to saving money, many businesses, new and old, will opt for the cheaper of two options if it means keeping costs down.
This is especially true when it comes to IT. More often than not, businesses will choose free, consumer, and trial-based options instead of buying outright, paying for licenses, or investing in the premium solution.
While this may occasionally be a practical decision, say, in terms of choosing a cheaper option because it fits the scope of a small business, there’s one area in which this will always be the wrong choice – cybersecurity.
It should go without saying, but you’d be surprised how many businesses rely on cheap or free consumer-grade security software to keep their network safe.
Case in point? The firewall.
Your firewall is your first line of defense for keeping your information safe. A firewall is a particular type of solution that maintains the security of your network. It blocks unauthorized users from gaining access to your data. Firewalls are deployed via hardware, software, or a combination of the two. Many businesses also employ data encryption for an extra layer of security.
A firewall inspects and filters incoming and outgoing data in the following ways.
It’s estimated that the global cybercrime industry will cause up to $6 trillion in damages in just a few years. Today, the average phishing attack costs businesses $1.6 million, and the average cost for all expenses involved in a ransomware attack is $732,520, and double that, for organizations that pay the ransom.
To avoid these costs and fight rapidly evolving and diverse cybersecurity threats, you need next-generation cybersecurity protection.
WatchGuard is an industry-leader in Unified Threat Management (UTM), and one of the most recognized services of its type available on the market today. WatchGuard offers two levels of comprehensive security platforms:
Basic Security Suite
Total Security Suite
In addition to all features offered by the Basic Security Suite, the Total Security Suite provides your business with:
While you may understand that you need next-generation protection, now you have to go about implementing it at your business. It’s a lot of work to handle it on your own – but you don’t have to.
Instead, you can choose to work with a trusted, expert IT services company like Outsource IT Solutions Group. We have experience working with firewalls, cybersecurity technology, and businesses like yours – we can help you make the right choice and handle the set-up for you from beginning to end.
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