A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a way of providing access to a private IT network over a public network. The most common examples would be allowing staff to access a company's data/resources whilst they are out of the office, or allowing two locations to work with shared data. AlfaBytes can set up a secure VPN for your business to suit whatever requirements you may have.
What is a firewall?
A firewall is part of a computer network designed to block unauthorized access whilst permitting authorized communications. It is a device or set of devices configured to permit, deny, encrypt, decrypt, or proxy computer traffic between different security domains based upon a set of pre-defined rules.
What does this mean for me?
Firewalls offer comprehensive network protection from online threats, as such their usage is essential to any security minded business. As well as offering protection for your network, a firewall can also be configured to block access to URLs that you do not want employees accessing such as social media sites.
If you need protection on your IT network, get in touch with AlfaBytes IT Support for a solution.