Firewalls are powered by two things: the hardware inside them and the firmware that makes them operate. The firmware embedded on the firewall is the software that enables the device to filter traffic and prevent unwanted traffic on the network. Like any software, firmware can also be improved, bugs can be found and repaired, new features can be added. Whenever a manufacturer releases a new firmware update for one of its firewalls, it is always a good idea to ensure that you update it as soon as possible.
Also – Did you know manufacturers now have options for subscription based firewalls? Much like subscription based anti-virus, a subscription based firewall can actively analyze unknown threats, including malware, and websites. It also delivers automatically created protections and intelligence back to subscribed firewalls all over the world for proactive global prevention. We recommend our clients use Sonicwall Firewalls for their HIPPA/Government compliance, reasonable pricing, and dependable support.
For any questions please contact Kitsap Networking Services.