It may sound a little cliché, but technology is constantly changing. That means that your business technology has to continuously change with it. You have to refresh workstations that can no longer support new operating systems and software and you have to update your network to accommodate security holes and changing technology. Your business firewall and router are no exception. As the traffic police, they help filter out potential breaches, and these breaches happen fairly frequently. How frequently? According to our IT security infographic, 1 out of 5 small businesses fall victim to cyber-crime every year. Even worse, cyber-attacks targeting small businesses grew 300% in 2014. Replacing your firewall or router could help make sure that your traffic police are still protecting you from intrusion.
Here are three reasons to consider replacing your business firewall or router:
For the most part, once your IT professional sets up our network – you forget about it unless a problem arises. When that problem arises (no connectivity for example), you reset things and hope that fixes it. But what you forget is that your network should be monitored 24 hours a day, updated and be continually blocking threats and attacks from the outside and inside your network.
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