A simple way of understanding firewalls

Are you just an average every day employee that use the internet on a regular basis?  You have more than likely heard of the word ‘firewall’.  I will explain what a firewall does in simple terms.

When an employee tries to access a website such as Facebook, Twitter or any other social network, they will receive the message of “Firewall used” on their computer screen.  What does this mean?  This is the function of a firewall.  A firewall protects the entire company network so hackers are not able to enter into your private network.

A potential hacker may be able to break into firewalls accessing the company’s network and taking valuable information.  But having the right firewall is a barrier used to keep the hackers away.

If you own a company that employees more than one employee and using your network that is not secured by a firewall, you are not safe!  If you don’t protect your network with a firewall then the users on your network can access anything on the internet and would leave their footprints for a potential hacker to find.

Using a firewall = safe network.  A firewall will function with the help of a set of instructions which will prevent hackers from accessing your network.

Curious about what type of firewall your company should have?  Don’t hesitate to call or email our sales department at sales@btinet.com to make sure your company is safe from hackers!

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