Thought it is generally acknowledged that proper security is required to interact with the Internet, it is uncertain exactly what can be called proper security for a given company. Larger companies have the people and money required to properly establish and run a secure Internet environment where smaller companies may not.
Renowned malware and methods of online attack continued to evolve across the year, cleverly bypassing the existing cybersecurity solutions. 2018 opened our eyes on a new trend, simple but highly efficient malware families caused rapid destruction across the whole globe. Cyber-attacks are becoming more common every year with most of the infiltrations clearly demonstrating the swiftness, persistence, and scale of an attack that online criminals
have up their sleeves in executing these crimes.
As a result, protecting your company’s online presence with firewalls is absolutely necessary to ensure your cybersecurity, but it’s also a very time-consuming task. The compliance requirements alone can consume your IT departments time and energy.
One of the main benefits of outsourcing your business firewall management is continuous monitoring. Your firewall, among other parts of your network, is monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365/366 days a year. That way, you will have access to full-time monitoring and protection you need, and to the skill and tools required to identify and address threats before they turn into real problems.
With the ever-increasing threat of cyber attacks, IT security experts are in high demand. Keeping an internal security team together is difficult due to high turnover rates. If you decide to outsource your business firewall management you will be have a team of professionals maintaining, repairing, and updating whenever it is needed.
There is a significant cost associated with building and keeping up to date a firewall strategy. These costs include the equipment, constant software updates to maximize security and an internal security team. When you decide to outsource the firewall management your company will see important cost savings.
The up-front expense of security is more preferable than the unexpected damage caused by the lack of security.
Remaining Up to Date
Unless your organization is specialized in IT security, outsourcing this service will prevent your system to become susceptible to cyber-attacks. As you know, failure to install the latest patches and updates for your firewall opens up your company to a lot of risks.
Improved Internal Threat Protection
Even though most of the security attacks come from outside your business network, sometimes threats can also have their roots inside the organization. Use of social media, web browsing, or watching online videos can expose your network to malware and viruses. Having someone from outside, supervising both inside and out can detect these threats faster. A third-party review can help to identify potential weaknesses in the firewall environment.