What Is It?
In simple terms, your firewall is the barrier or wall between your organisation and the internet.
A next generation, or third generation firewall is much more sophisticated than a traditional firewall, incorporating an ability to filter data transfers based on applications.
Why Do You Need It?
Cyber attacks are much more sophisticated than they used to be; traditional firewalls aren’t able to detect or prevent these sophisticated attacks.
A good firewall will monitor traffic in both directions and work seamlessly with your other preventative security measures.
Internet Security in Your Industry
You are trusted with the most sensitive data your clients have – their financial details. You need to protect them with best quality firewalls.
The Softwerx team gave us a jargon-free technical presentation that made it easy for us to make an informed decision.
Leading UK Accountancy Firm
Advice From Your Industry
FCA – Good Cyber Security: the Foundations...
Fortinet - Cybercrime Trends and Financial Services...
You are at significant and growing risk of cyber crime, cyber attacks and scams, partly due to the sensitive data and significant monies you hold.
They [Softwerx] didn't just try and sell us a product, they talked us through the pros and cons of all the different solutions – a refreshing experience.
Legal Aid Board
Patents, processes, QA results – your data is a significant part of your business. Cyber criminals know the value of your intellectual property, your industry has the fastest growing cyber threat levels.
Very happy with the Fortinet firewalls - and happy that Softwerx are managing them for us.
Lightweight Structure Specialist
Your business handles hundreds of CVs and applications every day and you hold personal data for thousands of applicants, you need to protect them.
Softwerx have a lot of technical knowledge, but they are also able to talk and explain things at a business level.
Engineering Recruitment Specialist
You hold personal data for hundreds or thousands of young people. You have a duty of care to them and your staff are high value targets for phishing attacks.
Softwerx are knowledgeable and efficient - we have a new security partner!
Independent Educational Trust
You deal with lots of sensitive data but achieving robust cyber security within a tight budget can be hard. Next gen firewalls are the foundation for good cyber security.
We needed the best security money can buy - and we can afford it with Fortinet.
Criminal Internet Specialist
Your industry is competitive and generally operates against tight margins. It’s also highly-regulated and a serious breach could be difficult to recover from.
Our customers are more confident in us now we have CyberEssentials.
South London Builders Merchants
You're operating principally in the digital environment so you're directly exposed to security risks that could significantly impact your business. A firewall is fundamental to good cyber security.
The security was right, the price was right, the solution was right.
Molecular Biology Applications
- Next Generation Firewall - combines a traditional firewall with other network device filtering functionalities.
- Packet Filtering - a firewall technique used to control network access by monitoring outgoing and incoming packets and allowing them to pass or halt based on the source and destination IP addresses, protocols and ports.
- Packet - a piece of a message travelling over a network, it contains the destination address in addition to the data.