Perimeter Firewalls – working safely amid internet and cloud infrastructure risks
The risks organization face due to working in an open internet environment are known as they are many: data theft, ransom demands for opening encrypted files, Phishing, Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks, malware and numerous other threats – all capable of jeopardizing businesses.
Internet connection or working with cloud infrastructure are essential for business procedures at practically any organization, regardless of size. Nevertheless, without some smart ’buffers’ between the organization’s internal computer network, which stores all its data and information, and the dangers lurking on the outside, a deadly attack on the organization’s computers is only a matter of time.
This twofold task is very demanding: to safeguard organizational data from malicious attacks which originate from all over the internet, while at the same time allow the organization to continue with its computerized, online procedures rapidly and efficiently.
The Europol recently published a latest report according to which a cooperation between the Dutch Police, the Vietnamese government and the FBI led to the arrest of two US citizens of Vietnamese descent, on charges of perpetrating what the FBI dubbed “one of the worst computer break-ins in US history.” The two allegedly stole dozens of millions of email addresses and identities between 2010 and 2013 from email servers in US companies and organizations.
Using Perimeter Firewall to secure the organizational computer array, will guarantee working safely throughout the organization’s network – despite the risks and threats the internet poses.
Perimeter Firewall features filtering capabilities, command and control over incoming data from the internet as well as over outgoing traffic. The perimeter firewall inspects packets in layers 3 and 4 per the OSI model. At present Perimeter Firewalls include inspection of application layers (Layer 7) as well.
The role of Perimeter Firewalls is to enforce the “Do’s and Don’ts” set by data security managers in accordance with the organization’s business processes. Moreover, Perimeter Firewall provides alerts whenever it identifies anomalies and irregularities which are not in line with the company’s security policy.
- Command and control over incoming and outgoing organizational traffic
- NAT and encryption capabilities
- Monitoring designed to provide alerts and identifying anomalies which are not in line with the organization’s security policy
- Content filter
- Geo Location
Best of Breed: choosing the best product:
After carefully exploring software vendors and existing on the shelf technologies, we at Spider Solutions have chosen as our business partner Check Point’s solution for perimeter firewall.
Spider Solutions’ service concept:
We place the highest emphasis on prompt, professional, courteous and efficient service, so we dedicate a great deal of time and resources in training our employees and certifying them by the leading software and hardware companies, our business partners.
Spider Solutions’ call center, which is on call 24/7, is fully staffed with data security engineers at our client’s disposal.