Traditionally network security starts at the perimeter and a strong firewall that meets EAL4+ certification is always recommend by Foursys.
In today’s networks it’s not always possible to deny access to everything internal. Increasingly more access from remote sites or remote users is required to core internal servers. Protecting these open systems by implementing Intrusion Prevention technology can significantly enhance security and help protect against system vulnerabilities. Intrusion Prevention can also be configured as a back office firewall deployment to protect internal servers from internal attack.
Remote Access (VPN)
With today’s remote access options comes a choice of deployment considerations. VPN technology has been and still is the mainstay of remote access for most networks. Considerations around the type of VPN technology to use can be rather bewildering, but Foursys account managers can discuss the best requirements for your scenario.
Remote Access can be expanded to encompass remote/branch sites or home workers securing all network traffic back to the head office or network hub.
Bandwidth Control and Internet Load Balancing
In most organisations the connection to the internet is now vital to ensuring a smooth and efficient business operation. However this connection frequently comes under threat from the vast amounts of streaming and dynamic media now available over the internet. Being able to control and throttle streaming content i.e. youtube and reduce the available bandwidth for such sites, can significantly increase your internet access speeds.
Another option is to spread the traffic being accessed across two or more internet connections, reducing the need for expensive leased lines whilst ensuring high availability (in the event of a line failure).
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