The Essential Guide to Firewall Management: Strengthening Network Security

The Essential Guide to Firewall Management: Strengthening Network Security
Jared Epstein
Jared Epstein
30 November -0001

Maintaining the privacy of your data and traffic is essential for any modern enterprise. However, given the influence of marketplaces and advertisements on customers' daily lives, it is crucial to present your business online to expand the reach of your services and products. Your business's online presence allows you to attract new members and reach new countries for your business. Adding new members to your team is equally important, as talent knows no bounds. You can find the perfect teammate on the other side of the world, and it may depend on online services for your workflow.

To make this work, you can employ different options like cloud services for exchanging vital data or install software to each of your employee’s devices or centers, hubs, and special servers to keep a log of your data. However, network security management might become harder to track on top of your regular and increasing business load as it progresses. This is where the new found resolution, the Firewall Management comes into the frame. 

Timus offers a wide range of cybersecurity solutions and services. Timus's latest-generation Firewalls have become a top choice for those seeking a comprehensive approach to online safety when it comes to protecting and managing digital assets.

What is Firewall Management?

Firewall management is similar to what its name reminds you. It acts as a wall between two sides of the network traffic. Monitoring the requests and inputs of both sides is a constant tracking which the Firewall follows to ensure the continuity and constancy of network security. It can be installed on different levels and can act as various and multiple agents for each one. On top of tracking all the access of each device logged into the network, the Firewall Management system can obstruct or allow certain access requests made by all or certain devices. This can be done simply to protect the devices or whatever they may contain from parties trying to access, or share. 

Timus offers all levels of the solution to firewall in network security services and adapted aid specific to your brand. Firewall Management offers you support. Contact us and strengthen your security and grow your success.

What is Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)

Defined as an integral part of next generation firewall systems, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) is the must have of a state-of-the-art protection. Compared to the older version included in the firewall management, the intrusion detection program the IPS does wonders. The Intrusion Detection Program works with certain Firewall Policies to determine any malicious activity or attempts but it can not take action against it. The IPS, on the other hand, takes precautions and continuously monitors for malicious activity. It can come in the form of software installed on all devices connected to the server or can come as hardware devices utilized for Firewall Configuration and protection. 

Timus offers different types of the most suitable solutions in terms of Firewall Management for all your specific needs. Contact us to get started on building your safety wall online and all across the globe.

Data and Connection in Firewall Management

A firewall in the cloud acts like a pit stop for the connection. It oversees the requests and sent information from both sides of the web. It follows certain rules, set by the establishment or the predetermined ones decided on by the firewall installer. It is also possible to choose from suggested ones as the purchaser of the Firewall management. Some details of how the process works are:

  • Proxy Firewall: This Firewall works between one server and another, similar to a gateway. It limits the cache of the connection and can block access from the outside as well as limit the inside.

  • Stateful Inspection Firewall: Becoming similar to what we can call a “traditional” firewall, this one acts on certain premises. These premises vary from traffic based on state, protocol, and port. It monitors all continuous activity of a port until it is terminated. The inspection can be filtered via predetermined rules defined by the administrator or the context of the connection. The connection refers to using information obtained via the previous connections and packets belonging to them.

  • Next Generation Firewall: These Firewall management types are installed by most modern day companies to rule out modern day threats. It utilizes different types of layered protection protocols such as:

    • Intelligence based and governed access control which utilizes stateful inspection,

    • Intrusion prevention system integrated into the Firewall,

    • Controlling and monitoring over applications to track and block the risky applications,

    • Geolocation and reputation based URL filtering.

  • Threat Focused Next Generation Firewall: These Firewalls include most capabilities of an advanced Next Generation Firewall and come with other benefits to provide advanced threat remedy and detection. This type focuses on aspects like:

    • Creating complete context awareness and using this to evaluate which assets are at the most risk, prioritizing them in the protection process;

    • Reacting faster to attacks via intelligent security automation which also sets policies and dynamically strengthens the defense mechanisms and learns the attack strategies;

    • Working faster and lessening the time between the detection and the cleanup via a faster and continuous process of inspection, getting the protection to a better level each time by predicting from the use of patterns;

    • Leaving behind the complexity and the administration’s workload by utilizing unified policies against certain threats and protocols. 

While different types are used for various needs, a firewall is essential for the security of your data and connection, as well as monitoring and identifying malicious actions against your server.

A general rule of thumb when using a firewall is to create a set of firewall rules to provide the software, helping it run more smoothly and reducing the likelihood of errors.

This is where Timus can assist with Firewall Monitoring including our services to ensure quality, compatibility, and a seamless process. Simply determine the necessary access privileges or categorize users into teams and utilize the automation of firewall rules; that's all it takes. Timus' semantic dynamic firewall handles the remaining tasks without burdening you with technical specifics.

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