Internet is a powerful tool, but it is also a dangerous one. Any
business on the Internet is at risk of dangerous hacker attacks.
to IDC, the average new DSL connection experiences three attempted
"hacks" in the first 48 hours. Furthermore, a Gartner
Group survey shows that hackers will hit more than 50% of small-
to medium-sized businesses using the Internet.
truth is anyone can become a hacker. In fact, a wide range of
tools and utilities can be easily downloaded from the Internet.
And, it isn't always safe to assume that no one else wants a company's
data. Some hackers capture data just for the sport of it.
In addition to hacker attacks, viruses have become one of the
most prevailing and costly security issues facing organizations
today. Remember Melissa or the "Love Bug"? According
to the International Computer Security Association (ICSA), there
are over 50,000 known viruses with another 200 to 800 discovered
Internet security threats come in a variety of forms, but the
end result is always the same: a serious and costly disruption
to your business. The loss of irreplaceable data is a very real
threat and the costs involved in network repair and lost productivity
So, what can you do about all of this uncertainty? Eliminate your
security risks with Internet
Stateful Packet Inspection, the sophisticated firewall technology
found in large enterprise firewalls. This provides a strong barrier
between the private network and the Internet. Using this tool, administrators
can achieve tight control over the activities they allow into and
out of their corporate network providing strong protection against
also uses Network Address Translation (NAT) to hide internal, non-routable
IP addresses. In addition, it uses proxies and filters to block
specific Internet content. An up-to-date feature downloads and installs
the latest security patches, thereby protecting the network against
any newly discovered hacker attacks.
anti-virus protection subscription, utilizes a high-performance
ICSA-tested, anti-virus engine which checks both incoming and outgoing
e-mail for viruses in real-time. Automatic anti-virus updates are
downloaded at user-defined intervals to ensure protection is current.
The e-mail anti-virus protection can be easily renewed on an annual