Computer networks are typically a shared resource used by many applications for many different purposes. Often the data transmitted between application processes are confidential, and the application users would prefer that others not be able to read it.
A firewall is a specially programmed router that sits between a site and the rest of the network. A firewall allows the system administrator to implement a security policy in one centralised place.
Network Platforms is a qualified managed security service provider, our solution extends to firewall operation, administration, monitoring, and maintenance of firewall infrastructure. Network Platforms offer firewall installation, application control, and web content filtering. We also manage patching and updates.
Firewalls are fundamental to protecting network traffic including the flow of sensitive data. They are required for compliance. Companies that don’t have the internal resources available to manage their firewall or other security devices can close data security gaps and better prevent data breaches by using a managed firewall service. We manage your entire security infrastructure so that they can better focus on their core business objectives.
A virtual private network (VPN) is programming that creates a safe, encrypted connection over a less secure network, such as the public internet. A VPN uses tunneling protocols to encrypt data at the sending end and decrypt it at the receiving end. To provide additional security, the originating and receiving network addresses are also encrypted.
VPNs are used to provide remote corporate employees, freelance workers and business travelers with access to software applications hosted on proprietary networks. To gain access to a restricted resource through a VPN, the user must be authorized to use the VPN app and provide one or more authentication factors, such as a password, security token or biometric data.