Firewalls & Internet Security
What is a firewall?
A firewall is a system designed to prevent unauthorized access to or from a private network. You can implement a firewall in either hardware or software form, or a combination of both. Firewalls prevent unauthorized Internet users from accessing private networks connected to the Internet, especially intranets. All messages entering or leaving the intranet (i.e., the local network to which you are connected) must pass through the firewall, which examines each message and blocks those that do not meet the specified security criteria.
Software or Hardware Firewall Solutions
The best way to protect your network from hackers is to have a strong firewall set up. Protech can help explain your options for firewalls, from software that you install on your computer to physical devices you connect to your network. We can install any hardware or software you require, and configure your network properly to ensure that there are no back doors to your system.
Anti-Virus, Spyware, and Malware
Protecting your network means more than just setting up a firewall and forgetting it. Even with robust defenses against unauthorized access to your machines, users on your home or business network can unwittingly invite in viruses and other malware. Good anti-virus or anti-malware software on each of your machines is vital to maintaining a healthy home network, and Protech can help you choose and install the right software.