No matter how small or large your business is, chances are you’re using a computer and the internet to conduct business. And since that’s the case, protecting your company’s sensitive information should be a top priority.

One way to protect your data is by installing a firewall. A firewall acts as a barrier between your computer and potential hackers.

Traditional firewalls were simple constructs sitting between the LAN and the outside world. They filtered packets or units of data going into and leaving your computer. Today, firewalls are much more complex to better ward of hackers and instead use application layer filtering.

You can purchase either a host-based or network firewall. A host-based firewall is much less expensive and protects a single computer. Network firewalls guard multiple computers.

All firewalls are different. Before purchasing, carefully check over the features and contact Richmond Telecom to make sure you choose the best for your business’ needs