If you are still using a basic firewall to protect your computer network, you are missing a very important part of complete protection. While a traditional firewall will limit access between networks to prevent intrusion, they do not signal an attack from inside the network. Hackers, malware, spyware, ransomware and viruses have become ever more sophisticated in their resilience and scope. An intrusion detection system (IDS) evaluates a suspected intrusion once it has taken place and signals an alarm. An IDS also watches for attacks that originate from within a system. Today the ability to evaluated intrusion in real time is the only way to truly protect your network. Once a threat is detected steps must be taken to eliminate it. A system that terminates connections is called an intrusion prevention system (IPS), and is a crucial step in complete network security.
Intrusion detection and prevention devices come with different options and at many different price points. Our skilled security experts can guide you in determining the system that is right for you at a price point you will appreciate.
The complexity of network threats continues to challenge even highly skilled security experts. Furthermore, today’s attacks are well organized involving simultaneous network entry points, internal and external attacks, sophisticated hacking tools, malware, and spam.
Unified threat management (UTM) appliances are a key tool used to thwart these blended threats. At COMNEXIA we are leaders in the installation, configuration and support of UTMs. These appliances are part of our cloud services and provide firewall, intrusion detection, antimalware, spam and content filtering and VPN capabilities in one integrated package. UTMs can be installed and updated easily and may include more advanced features such as identity-based access control, load balancing, quality of service (QoS), intrusion prevention, SSL and SSH inspection and application awareness. COMNEXIA’s UTM solutions make dealing with varied threats much easier. Contact us today to find out if this solutions is right for your network.