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What is a firewall?

Key Takeaways: Definition of firewall, partnering for managed firewall, preparing for a cybersecurity attack infographic
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Definition of Firewall

A firewall is a network security tool, which can be hardware or software, situated between a company's internal network and the public internet to protect the network from external intrusions.

Firewalls work by guarding traffic at a device's entry point where information is exchanged with external devices. Based on preset rules, firewalls analyze incoming traffic and then filter out traffic that comes from an unsecure or suspicious source to prevent an attack.

Partnering for Managed Firewall

What’s the benefit of partnering for cybersecurity? Reduce the probability of a cyberattack by relying on our experts who focus on network security all day, every day. Misconfigured firewalls are also a top reason for network security breaches. And a properly configured firewall can be a complex and challenging thing to manage. Gain peace of mind by partnering with experts.

Blackfoot offers Managed Firewall as your first line of defense against unauthorized external threats. Blackfoot's Managed Firewall solution is managed by our team of highly experienced and certified network engineers. Services include advanced anti-malware and anti-virus protection, URL filtering, file filtering, advanced threat alerting and more. Plus, 24/7/365 network monitoring and access to our certified experts.

We can keep your business protected.

Lower the likelihood of a cyberattack by partnering with Blackfoot Communications for expert managed cybersecurity coverage. Get in touch with our business team today.

Preparing for A Cybersecurity Attack

what is a firewallThe numbers show that more than 40% of cyberattacks are aimed at small businesses, but less than 15% of small businesses are prepared to defend themselves (source: Accenture, 2020). And at Blackfoot, our philosophy when it comes to a cyberattack is that it’s not if, but when. How prepared is your business? View our infographic to learn:

  • How a firewall is your first line of defense against cyberattacks and external intrusions.
  • What a firewall is and what it does.
  • The benefits of choosing a managed firewall solution.

You can also download as a PDF here.