Information technology is a key enabler for all enterprises, and successfully and securely implementing new technology is crucial to e-business and Internet centric organizations. However connecting a private network to the internet can expose critical or confidential data to malicious attack from anywhere in the world. If your company’s network is connected to the Internet, you need a firewall.
The firewall is your company’s first line of defense against malicious-code attacks and other intrusions. All network traffic, both incoming and outgoing, flows through the firewall, which is placed at the gateway between your company’s secure internal network and any insecure external resources. The firewall screens all incoming traffic and blocks any traffic that fails to meet the requirements of your company’s established security policies.
A good understanding of the firewalls is required for them to be used correctly. The protection that firewalls provide is only as good as the policy they are configured to implement. A properly configured firewall can keep unauthorized persons away from a company’s vulnerable systems, protect against viruses and other malicious-code attacks and ensure that valuable information is not stolen, altered, copied or otherwise misused.
In numerous occasions, the corporate firewalls are often enforcing rule sets that violate well established security guidelines. WCS can assist organizations to design, test and implement viable enterprise firewall policies and solutions.