Auditing firewalls – Tips for wading through the swamp

Tread Lightly and Backup Often Documenting and cleaning up any firewall can seem like a very daunting task and should not to be taken lightly.  Over the years, it is very likely that applications have come and gone from your organization - has anyone gone back through your firewalls and removed the access legacy services [...]

By | 2018-12-18T11:10:12+00:00 September 14th, 2018|Security Solutions|Comments Off on Auditing firewalls – Tips for wading through the swamp

Server Message Block 3.0 and Firewalls

Microsoft introduced Server Message Block (SMB) version 3.0 with Microsoft Server 2012.  This version is more secure and provides many features including SMB failover and scaling out servers.  Sometimes, though, you cannot connect from one site to another.  This blog will explore why this happens and how to resolve the issue. What are the signs [...]

By | 2018-12-18T11:47:34+00:00 June 25th, 2018|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Server Message Block 3.0 and Firewalls

The Castle’s Security Spend Shift

Does the above resonate?  For the better part of two decades security in the information technology industry has been predominantly a protection focused spend.  Build the Bastion! Which according to IT sales, will look something like this: Building the bastion was not a bad idea--it kept the hordes at bay and life inside the castle [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:08:06+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Security Solutions|Comments Off on The Castle’s Security Spend Shift

Ignorance is NOT Bliss

Ramping up basic firewall security Frequently we’re so focused on day-to-day tasks that we may be blind to what is happening around us.  By not putting forth efforts to investigate and improve security solutions, you may become complacent and think what you had 6 months ago is what you need today.  Unfortunately, everything needs to [...]

By | 2018-12-18T11:55:24+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Ignorance is NOT Bliss

Managed Firewall Services – Reasons to have it

Managing your firewall is taxing on your people and your business. You have to maintain the level of expertise, ensure everything is documented, and make sure that if someone leaves you can quickly ramp up another resource - hoping that the backup tech you trained for the past year can do the job as well as [...]

By | 2018-12-18T12:26:36+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Managed Services|Comments Off on Managed Firewall Services – Reasons to have it

Is my network security good enough? The case for Next-Generation Firewalls

When your organization installed that sleek new firewall a few years back, it was the latest and greatest iteration of network security.  It promised to beat all known cyber threats.  However, is it still doing enough to protect your network? Higher Internet Speeds, Same Slow Firewall With business applications, services and data being moved to [...]

By | 2018-12-18T11:40:36+00:00 December 14th, 2016|Security Solutions|Comments Off on Is my network security good enough? The case for Next-Generation Firewalls