DrayTek has been supplying quality networking and routing products to the South African consumer market since 1997. The company has received ICASA accreditation in June 2006. Most impressive is the fact that most of the networking and routing products come standard with a built-in computer firewall.
You may wonder why this is such a big feat. Any pc user needs a computer firewall. With information being such a valuable commodity and access to information just a click away, steps should be put in place to protect your company’s most valuable asset namely, information. If you connect to the internet the chances that your pc will be under attack is a given. It provides the necessary security for keeping your company’s data and information private.
What is a computer firewall?
It can be described as a protection mechanism that secures your LAN/WAN and all pc’s on the network from unauthorized access to information or data kept on the workstations, servers and even mainframes. The key function of the hardware device is security through in and outbound access control. It protects your pc or network against simple attacks to more intensive intrusions attempts, spy ware, viruses, worms and Trojans.
DrayTek offers the following solutions to help protect your data through packet filtering. Packet filtering is a process where all data packages entering and going out on your network are filtered. If any data is identified and seen as a security risk, that data package will be blocked. Our security measures can also block IP addresses that proof to be a threat and it can even block specific words or parts of text.
Why do you need a computer firewall?
It is as crucial to your organization or business as an alarm system is to your home. You don’t go on holiday and leave all your windows and doors open without any form of security_ The same is applicable when it comes to your pc. If you have any data stored on your pc that can compromise your business or even personal information you need additional security_ Your pc, network and data can be attacked in many ways; some of which are:
Intrusions are the most common attacks and there seem to be many ways that intruders can gain access to your information. Once the target has been accessed, the information or system can be used to send emails, make other attacks – all of which can compromise valuable data.
Your data can be stolen, changed and used. This can be very costly especially if your information is corrupted, deleted, stolen or data files containing passwords are accessed. Intruders can also lame your system by sending large email files to and from your server. This prevents legitimate mails to be delivered and can be very costly.
What benefits does a DrayTek computer firewall solution hold for consumers?
The most important advantage of DrayTek routing equipment is that they come standard with built-in security_ This is a cost effective solution with only one license required and intrusions stopped before access can be gained to your network. The routing equipment is divided into the following three categories:
ADSL2/2 routers with ten products available in this category
Enterprise routers with one product in this category
Broadband routers with five products in this category.
DrayTek products offer excellent solutions for broadband and ISDN network connections and because the security feature forms part of the routing device, it doesn’t affect or take up unnecessary disk space on the hard drive or server. It also has no impact on the processing speed. The installations procedures of most of the DrayTek routing devices, that also provide effective security solutions, are uncomplicated.
DrayTek offers the following security as part of the devices mentioned above:
Application access security
A security mechanism is placed on specific applications.
All data packages are examined and accepted or rejected according to rules specified.
Security measures for TCP or UDP connections.
For more information on an effective computer firewall solution contact your nearest DrayTek dealer as listed on the website or request more information online.