I’ve had the unfortunate experience of helping a number of companies to overcome security breaches in the past and it’s doubly unfortunate when the breaches could have been prevented with a minimum of fuss and a little bit of effort.
It doesn’t matter what firewall you have, be it Cisco, Zyxel, Sonicwall etc you need to put rules in place to ensure that your network is properly protected.
There are a number of services you may also want to consider depending on your needs. These include content filtering, email filtering, anti-virus, and VPN licences. But the basics of a firewall require you to put rules in place that prevent / permit traffic to / from your network.
No it’s not a tongue twister for today it’s a lesson in the obvious for the IT world but one that’s still ignored. Lately Jeremi Gosney in Stricture Consulting Group analysed the Adobe Password file posted online of the hacked 38 million user accounts and posted the top 100 online