Hardware and Software Firewall (Router) Solutions and Support for Small Businesses in Westchester IL
Outsource IT Solutions Group Provides Hardware/Software Firewall (Router) Consulting Services in Westchester and throughout the Chicago Area
Outsource IT Solutions Group, Inc., located in Naperville Illinois (IL), provides comprehensive hardware/software firewall solutions and support to small businesses in Westchester (60154) and all Chicago suburbs. We will help you choose and implement the right firewall components for your business environment. Give us a call at 630-701-3393 or contact us via email.
What is a Firewall?
A firewall (also commonly referred to as a router) is a part of a computer system or network that is designed to block unauthorized access while permitting authorized communications. It is a device or set of devices which is configured to permit or deny computer applications based upon a set of rules and other criteria.
Firewall solutions can be implemented via either hardware or software, or a combination of both. Firewalls are frequently used to prevent unauthorized Internet users from accessing private networks connected to the Internet, especially intranets. All messages entering or leaving the intranet pass through the firewall, which examines each message and blocks those that do not meet the specified security criteria.
Let Outsource Solutions Group determine the right firewall configurations for your Westchester small business environment.
Hardware Firewall Vendors
- Check Point
Software Firewall Vendors
- Trend Micro
Your Westchester based small business needs more than an off the shelf retail router
That $100 router/firewall might not be the good deal you think.
While it is the concern of every business to be as cost-effective as possible, it is not a good idea to skimp on your investment in a proper and solid security system for your business data and information. For instance, cost-cutting on your router/firewall might seem like a good idea at the start, but in the long term, it’s a risk you cannot afford to take.
In business, protecting important information and data is paramount. This is why it is recommended for any sort of business to invest in a security system that will prevent any cyber-attacks that might be launched against you.
Unfortunately, though, it’s lost on many that a security system is not just made up of one single thing – software, better staff, better hardware, et cetera. A good and solid security system is composed of several factors working together to create a virtual chain that envelops your business and keeps it safe.
And one of the most underestimated links in this chain is the router/firewall. Many businesses are content using the most basic and cheapest option available on the market, without realizing that their security chain is only as strong as its weakest link. And if you make do with a cheap router/firewall, odds are you’ll get what you pay for – not much.
While basic routers might work fine for homes or individual users, it is a much different scenario when it comes to business operations where basic just doesn’t cut it. Plus, there’s more at stake with business data, so why take the risk with cheap routers that lack the proper security features?
With viruses, malware, and the cyber thieves behind them continuing to grow and evolve, it is important that you understand what it takes to protect your system and your data – and invest in the best solution. Remember that it can take only one incident, one infiltration, to bring your whole business down.
We realize that every system is different and every business has its own specific needs, so if you want to know more about getting the right router/firewall for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us 630-701-3393