Network Installation and Firewall
Computer network security is an important aspect for any business. It will not be an exaggeration if it is considered the ‘most important’ for an organisation. Interestingly, around 90% of the security measures in a business network system can be implemented through proper installation practices. By employing all the needed considerations during the installation of computer network within office premises, the vulnerability of network towards malware and spyware intrusion can be reduced greatly. And how is it done?
Net Platforms, the leading network installation and IT support company in London utilises Firewall as the answer to these concerns. Firewalls monitor the traffic that comes in and goes out of the network, using a definitive set of rules. Most of the commonly installed firewalls are designed to suit the needs of networking units in general; this prevents the need of any tailoring in the rules set up by the vendors in advance.
On a high level, companies require two different kinds of firewall installations for strong security against third party intrusion:
Many modern-age computers and a few hardware components like modem and router have the built-in firewall features. There is no configuration or changes required, and these can be used as is in a secured environment. Companies with broadband connection use dual function modem-router combination, which has connectivity to the internet. Most of the virus attacks occur through Internet passage that requires utmost security and care. The modem-router function is capable of monitoring any connection with the built-in firewall which helps in restricting the connections both ways- inbound and outbound.
In an internal business network, the router makes use of private address range. This keeps the connecting machines in check and prevents any outside connection made to the server.
Software firewalls are machine oriented, and can be installed on individual computer systems based on user’s needs. Most of the computer users employ the basic web content filtering and external printer blocking as the part of their software firewall installation.
IT market is flooded with software firewalls, making it tricky to find which one suits you and your business the best. An optimal software firewall provides maximum security by utilizing minimum of system resources. It is necessary to check the resource requirements of each software firewall before installing it.