Saturday, September 30, 2023


Firewall / VPN / IDS Designs and Deployments

A major part of any network is the firewall. Firewalls can filter out inappropriate or harmful data, allow users to remotely connect to the workplace and even detect attempts to hack the system. There are many options out there, let BITCO help you choose the one that is right for your business.

A firewall is what sits between your network and the Internet. Without it, anyone on the Internet could see your entire network and easily hack into your private data. As a result, a robust firewall is one of the most critical aspects of network security. Firewalls come in many different categories, so choosing the one that best meets the needs of your business can be a real challenge. Some questions to think about are: Do I need content filtering? Do I need to be able to use virtual private networks (VPN)? Do I need an intrusion detection system (IDS)? Is a basic firewall secure enough for me, or do I need one that is smart? Do I need inline virus scanning?

BITCO has experience helping companies like yours decide what features are necessary in a firewall, and which firewall is the best overall fit. Let us help you find the firewall solution that best fits your company’s needs.

Intrusion Detection

Intrusion detection systems (IDS) monitor your network for attempts to break in. Attacks are logged as they happen and also whether they were successful or not.
Intrusion detection systems (IDS) are usually part of a firewall or other larger system. They monitor the connections being attempted and compare them to known threats and profiles or suspected threats. Each threat is logged as well as weather it was successful or not plus what other actions were taken. IDS systems do not necessarily attempt to thwart attacks, they simply detect them as they happen. This may not seem that useful at first, but consider a secured network. If all attacks are blocked by the system, the IDS provides confirmation that the system is working as it should and stopping potential threats. It also provides a unique view into threats that happen to get through as well as a way to track the person responsible.