How to shop for a small-business firewall
My friend Louise had a problem. Her financial conferencing company was growing to the point that she needed to add employees. One employee had to work remotely. The data she had on her network was getting more and more valuable. I could hear the concern in her voice when she called.
Clearly, her business had outgrown the simple wireless firewall/router that was currently connecting the business to her DSL line. Her question: what to do that would allow secure remote access while also protecting her business from the depredations of the barbarians on the Internet. She needed a better firewall, and she needed a remote access server that would support an incoming VPN.
By Wayne Rash at Security Pipeline.
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