Network Firewalls

  • Introduction

    Do You Need a Firewall for Your Network?

    Network routers connect your business to networks and when most people think of firewalls, they think of a wall of protection that can stop viruses, malware, and hackers. Firewalls are meant to protect your business from untrusted networks but only if they are setup correctly.

    Introduction
  • The solution

    Firewalls’ Offer a Next Level of Security for Your Network

    To keep your network safe from malware, viruses and hackers you will need something more than just a basic router. A network firewall is a means to prevent intrusion into your computer network and to control traffic entering, leaving and traversing your network. Network firewalls can also be used to create different networks within an organisation such as internal, external and demilitarised zones (places where web facing services reside whilst limiting internal network exposure).

    Hardware firewall routers offer extra protection to keep your company's data safe.

  • Our approach

    Our Solution From the Simple to the Advanced - We Have a Network Firewall Solution for You

    For simple network address translation or a rules-based firewall solution, we would recommend DrayTek Firewalls. Sophos XG firewalls are our solution of choice for situations which require a rules-based approach across more advanced applications.

    If you would like help or advice on your network firewall configuration, please call 01722 411 999 and speak to one of our IT support engineers.

Featured Case Study

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    Tech tip - Outlook - receive important notifications only

    If you would like Outlook to only alert you when important emails arrive, here is how to do it:

    This involves a custom alert rule being setup for specific people who you feel are important and want to be notified about, for example Customers, mangers or the big boss!

    To set up a custom alerting rule:

    • Open Outlook
    • Locate an email from the person you want an alert from
    • Right-click the email
    • Select Rules
      • Create Rule
      • Switch on the checkbox by the sender’s name
      • Choose “Display In The New Item Alert Window” and/or “Play A Selected Sound”
      • Choose the sound file to play for the alert
      • Click ‘OK’ to set the rule

    Repeat the process for the other contacts you would like to receive alerts for...

    To set up a custom rule for a whole domain:

    • Click the Home tab
    • click on Rules
    • Manage Rules & Alerts
    • Click “New Rule”
    • Select “Apply Rule On Messages I Receive” and click the “Next” button
    • Scroll down and select “With Specific Words In The Sender’s Address”
    • Click the underlined “Specific Words” (underlined)
    • Add the domain you need to receive alerts for (@domainname.co.uk) then OK
    • The domain will replace “Specific Words”
    • Click “Next”
    • Choose whether you require a sound played, an alert displayed, or both
    • Click “Finish”
    • In “Rules and Alerts”, click “Apply” to turn on the rule
    • You will then get notifications if an email comes from the specific domian
    Tech tip - Outlook - receive important notifications only

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