How do firewalls prevent computer viruses?

You’ve likely heard the word ‘firewall’ used to describe a measure of prevention against cyber criminals. But that doesn’t mean you know how a firewall actually works, does it? Don’t worry—the truth is that most people don’t how a firewall works; they just expect it to do its job. But it’s actually a lot simpler than you might think. Once you learn a little more about firewalls, you might feel more confident about installing one on your home computer, if you haven’t already. If you’re already using a firewall to prevent cyber attacks, perhaps learning more about how it works…

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Keep Your Business Secure with an Up-To-Date Firewall

Keep Your Business Secure with an Up-To-Date Firewall The UK phone and broadband company TalkTalk was recently hacked by a seventeen-year-old, compromising 157,000 data pieces. The total bill? Around $49 million dollars. As technology progresses, cyber-attacks are largely becoming the norm in business. Small businesses are far from immune to such threats—a recent report showed that three in five cyber-attacks targeted small and mid-sized businesses, who oftentimes make themselves vulnerable by not dedicating the requisite staff or budget to their internet security. A secure firewall is a key defense against cyber attacks. It’s imperative that your business remains current with…

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The VPNFilter Attack and Beyond: 3 Ways to Stay Safe in a Scary Cyber Security Climate

Small business owners have been on high alert since last month, when the FBI announced that VPNFilter has infected over half a million consumer devices—and recent reports suggest the attack was on an even bigger scale than initially thought. The malware menace is reportedly the handiwork of a ring of Russian state-sponsored hackers that goes by multiple names, including “Fancy Bear” and the “Sofacy Group”—the same cyber crime syndicate accused of tampering with the election during the 2016 United States presidential race. The group’s latest cyber strike is just as sophisticated as you would imagine.Though experts are still trying to…

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3 Tips for Maintaining a Highly Functioning Firewall

“I’ve updated the user interface to make it cluttered and complex,” said no software designer ever. “I’d like the font on our wedding invitation to be messy and hard to decipher,” said no bride to be ever. Clean and simple is the way to go. Your firewall is no exception. A complicated firewall is not only convoluted, but dangerous. Unnecessary objects and rules open the door for misconfigurations, performance degradation, and compliance gaps that hike up operational costs and raise cybersecurity risk. To help you simplify your firewall for optimal performance, here are three easy, safety-conscious tips you can follow….

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Guard Depot Online Network Security Store Offers Enterprise-grade Small Business Cybersecurity

Guard Depot Online Network Security Store Offers Enterprise-grade Small Business Cybersecurity WatchGuard network security appliances and subscriptions to protect smaller retail and multi-site businesses available from new Online Network Security Store Hoboken, New Jersey ­- (Cision) November 28, 2017 — Guard Depot, a division of eMazzanti Technologies and WatchGuard Authorized Online Reseller, today announced the launch of its e-commerce website, guarddepot.com. The new site offers enterprise-grade cyber security technology from WatchGuard at affordable price points for small and midsize enterprises. With several tabletop, access point and rack mount security solutions, as well as Basic Security Suite and APT Blocker subscriptions…

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eMazzanti Technologies Named a WatchGuard Founding Partner

WatchGuard Founding Partners represent the company’s most committed and capable affiliates who deliver the highest level of network security service Hoboken, New Jersey ­- (Cision) May 17, 2016 – eMazzanti Technologies, a NYC area IT security consultant and MSP, has been named a Founding Partner by WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in multi-function firewalls. With this announcement, eMazzanti is recognized as a key partner worldwide having excelled in ways that have strengthened the WatchGuard Technologies organization long-term. “In conjunction with the company’s 20th anniversary, we created the Founding Partners award to recognize partners who have been with WatchGuard from the…

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Why Retailers and SMBs Should Use a Managed Firewall Service

Why Retailers and SMBs Should Use a Managed Firewall Service With today’s increasing data security threats, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are faced with the usual cost versus reliability decision when purchasing data security. They may prefer one over the other, depending on their business requirements for uptime, their industry, and the potential effects of a data security breach. When it comes to protecting networks and data, companies can choose increased security, uptime, customer satisfaction and peace of mind by partnering with an IT security expert for a managed firewall service, or they can choose to go it alone to…

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CryptoWall Epidemic is Here

A New Version of Cryptolocker is back… THE CRYPTOWALL EPIDEMIC is HERE! What is CryptoWall? Cryptowall is a ransomware Trojan virus similar to Cryptorbit and CyrptoLocker. The virus infects a computer and encrypts crucial files. Users may not be able to access their data which will be hidden once CryptoWall has taken its toll. Cryptowall can affect files including *.doc, *.docx, *.xls, *.ppt, *.psd, *.pdf, *.eps, *.ai, *.cdr, and *.jpg. Who is vulnerable to a CryptoWall? CryptoWall is designed to infect all versions of Windows including XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. If you are still using XP, you…

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