As the first line of defense in business network security, a secure firewall is one of the most important pieces of a network’s infrastructure. Without it, any hacker or intruder could easily access critical and confidential information.
Hoboken, NJ and NYC, NY (PRWEB) August 20, 2013
eMazzanti Technologies, an IT support and network consulting firm, has published an article about why businesses should consider having their computer network firewall managed by an outsourced IT firm. The article is entitled: 4 Reasons to Consider a Managed Firewall.
"As the first line of defense in business network security, a secure firewall is one of the most important pieces of a network’s infrastructure,” commented Jennifer Mazzanti, president, eMazzanti Technologies. "Without it, any hacker or intruder could easily access critical and confidential information."
With more and more sophisticated threats developing every day, it can be difficult to stay ahead of the curve in keeping a business protected. It takes more than just purchasing a piece of hardware, plugging it in, and calling it good.
"Whether you have a dedicated IT person within your company or not," says Mazzanti. "There are numerous benefits to having a professionally managed firewall."
Reason 1: 24/7 Monitoring and Alerting
As is the case with most Managed IT Service offerings, the benefits of having your network monitored 24/7 are countless. This is especially true for your firewall. With a Managed Firewall service, your firewall is continually monitored to ensure that it is online, up to date, and that any alerts are acted on appropriately. This is vital to ensure that network attacks are avoided due to unnecessary downtime or unseen issues.
Reason 2: Team of certified experts
While having a remote team monitoring your firewall is comforting, knowing that the remote services are provided by a team of certified security professionals will allow you to sleep easy. These certified firewall security administrators are trained and certified by security vendors and are experienced in configuring and managing firewalls, keeping them up to date, and troubleshooting issues to create a resolution.
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About eMazzanti Technologies
eMazzanti Technologies’ team of trained, certified experts provide 24x7 outsourced IT support to help ensure business productivity, address challenges of growth, cloud computing, mobility, critical business continuity and disaster recovery demands. The consultancy has special expertise in manufacturing, distribution, retail, financial, architectural, engineering, construction, government, educational, legal services, accounting, marketing communications, and healthcare market segments, while maintaining high customer satisfaction levels. Flexible support plans range from fixed-fee, around-the-clock network management where eMazzanti functions as an extension of a businesses’ IT staff to a custom-solution provided on an as-needed basis. eMazzanti serves the Hoboken, NJ and NYC area markets as well as regional, national and international business support requirements. The IT firm is Microsoft's 2012 Partner of the Year and on-going Gold Partner, Microsoft Northeast Region Partner of the Year, a four-time recipient of WatchGuard's Partner of the Year and has achieved the Inc. 5000 list for the fourth year in a row. Download the free article: How to Select an IT Provider. More than 400 companies trust their IT support needs to eMazzanti Technologies. For more information contact: Carl Mazzanti 201-360-4400 or emazzanti.net. Twitter: @emazzanti, Facebook: Facebook.com/emazzantitechnologies.