Why do we need a firewall?
The small Linksys/Dlink/Netgear "home style" routers just don't cut it anymore when it comes to securing the Small Business network. We are seeing uneven internet speeds and unexpected downtime due to low quality power supplies and board components.
Worst of all, these devices are easily hacked and since they don't do "stateful packet" inspection, most threats are passed through the router.
To make "DCG Baseline", our clients are required to change these low quality router with a Sonicwall or Cisco firewall/router. Both have models for small business that start at about $175.00 so it is no longer expensive to buy the best protection. When properly configured, you can rest assured that your network is protected from the outside.
About Brent Whitfield
Brent Whitfield is CEO of DCG Technical Solutions, Inc., which provides IT Support in the Los Angeles area since 1993. DCG exists to help our clients choose, implement, and manage IT and cloud solutions that are cost effective and reliable. DCG's pro-active approach to IT is ideally suited for companies who depend on reliable IT infrastructure, but don't want to spend a lot of money to keep it that way. DCG was recognized among the Top 10 Fastest Growing MSPs in North America by MSP Mentor. Brent has been featured in Fast Company, CNBC, Network Computing, Reuters, and Yahoo Business.