Firewall Software for Small Business


The IT management professionals at ProAccura recently posted suggestions for small business owners in search of reliable firewall software/hardware. This blog marks the first in a series of posts intended to give small business a better understanding of how network security systems works to secure their vital data.

(PRWEB) May 10, 2013

A new article posted to ProAccura’s website offers small business owners a brief introduction to choosing a firewall. The article is the first entry in a series of blogs that will attempt to breakdown the intricacies of . In the upcoming months ProAccura plans to post several articles to their website concerning network security, in addition to other IT topics pertinent for small to medium sized businesses.

As part of ProAccura’s outsourced IT services, their blog is designed to be a helpful resource for small to medium size businesses. This new post covers an essential element to managing and protecting systems and customer data.

“We find that one of the most confusing parts of is figuring out what kind of security is right for them, ” stated Ben Fortenberry, ProAccura Senior Manager of IT and Security. “The main purpose of this series is to inform clients as to what a firewall system does and how they can make a more educated purchasing decision.”

The blog opens with a short explanation of the two main categories of firewalls and some basic elements to consider. Towards the end of the blog ProAccura goes into more detail on the type of security a firewall can offer. They use Dell’s™ SonicWALL™, their preferred manufacturer of small business as an example. To read more about SonicWALL and its features visit the ProAccura blog page.

“The message we want to deliver in this blog and the ones following it is that when choosing security for a small business managers need to make sure they have the right tools for the job, ” added Fortenberry. “There are a lot of options out there and like most technology, some are going to be better than others, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the most expensive option is the right fit for a business’s needs. First learn how this technology works and its applications and then start looking for that perfect solution.”

About ProAccura

ProAccura, LLC is a Managed IT Services Provider and consulting firm. ProAccura has extensive experience delivering effective solutions for GLBA, FFIEC, PCI/DSS, SOX, and HIPAA-HITECH related institutions as well as businesses across all industries. Thanks to that experience, ProAccura’s clients have access to the unique and valuable skill set behind their Managed Services. ProAccura’s integrated solutions ensure that companies stay current and compliant in today’s information-rich business environments.

2007-08-24 16:40:20 by That

What are you hideing?

99% of routers have a firewall built into them, for most people this is more then enough. If however you have very critical information on your computer such as small business account information. I would then recommend a firewall on the actual computer. Google linux firewall software the Ebox sweet is pretty good.
Good luck,

2007-03-10 22:02:57 by pelon

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Hi All,
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