Is your company in the market for new firewall software? A network firewall is the main line of defense between the proprietary information of a company and malicious outside users who would steal it. Firewall software is the command central for a network firewall. It allows a business owner to set the terms of engagement for the firewall as well as control access and hierarchy of protected zones within the business network. If a business has an "always on" connection to any Cloud technology or to the Internet, a firewall software bundle is not an option. It is essential.
Some of the most well-known names within the network firewall software industry include Checkpoint, Cisco, McAfee, and Websense. These companies have network firewall software packages for companies of all sizes. They can handle thousands of users concurrently, organize a multi-tiered hierarchy with ease, and connect to other features such as email, Internet browsing, word processors, and audio/visual programs. They also have a sub-license program that is especially important when considering the different levels of access that must be created when dealing with a corporate organizational structure.
Other factors that a company should consider when choosing a firewall software package is the length of time for the license, any maintenance that will be involved with the purchase, how compatible the software is with the current business network, and the reputation of the software within the business community. Even firewall software can have exploits. However, when the proper software is placed with the proper system, both are better protected.