Security Beyond the Firewall

Cyber security is critical to businesses of all sizes but small to medium business are often unaware of how their businesses are exposed to risk. A thorough plan must include an appropriate firewall. But is that enough?

Security beyond the firewall – Preventing unwanted network activity

While security breaches of large businesses often grab the headlines, cyber security incidents affecting smaller businesses are far more common. Few small businesses have the resources to adequately address the problem. From identifying the threat landscape to developing a proper defense, the topic is far too complex for the average business owner to manage. Tasking current staff to identify the threats and the safeguards needed to mitigate them is difficult, if not impossible.

While Thom Infotech always deploys a next-generation unified threat management firewall for all our clients, we have identified gaps that need to be addressed. Because of this, we also employ internet-based threat management tools to augment the firewall and also protect devices as they leave the local network. These threats include:

  • Ransomware
  • Malicious software
  • Botnet traffic
  • Phishing attacks
  • Visits to fake or unwanted websites

Malicious traffic often goes undetected for months until a business is contacted by the authorities. Intruders rely on poorly maintained computers or network equipment to gain control of your network resources. Our content filtering tools review the internet requests of every device on your network. All traffic is analyzed by a real-time cloud-based secure internet gateway to identify threats and prevent communications with botnets, phishing sites and malicious ransomware software downloads.

Additionally, our tools alert us when incidents occur. This allows us to identify risky behavior or rogue devices in your environment and mitigate threats immediately. In addition, business owners can elect to filter unwanted websites based on several categories, thus improving productivity and compliance.

Contact us today to start the conversation about ways Thom Infotech can secure your network and help you craft a comprehensive defensive security posture. Our suite of cyber-security solutions will make viruses, malware, phishing attacks, and ransomware a thing of the past.

Call 630-937-1500 today or complete the form below to schedule an informative no obligation network security assessment.


    Thom Infotech
    480 E. Roosevelt Rd. Suite 202
    West Chicago, IL 60185
    Phone: 630 937-1500
    Fax: 630 937-1515

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