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Security failings in broadband routers exposed

Many of you may have heard us waxing lyrical about the potential danger of running your business network behind an “off the shelf” ADSL broadband router. These routers are usually the same routers designed for home use and we have had first-hand experience of the vulnerabilities that these routers exposed your business to. This is primarily because many of the routers just don’t have the capability to conduct “deep inspection” of the Internet traffic coming in and out of your network and so are not capable of spotting the malicious activity. Furthermore because most don’t have the ability to be regularly updated with signature files they’re just not up to the job of dynamically keeping your network protected.

And now the vulnerabilities have been further exposed by a review conducted by the BBC here

So rather than implementing a broadband router than can do a little bit of security, we’ve always advocated the use of an industry recognised firewall appliance that has the ability to securely connect your business to your broadband and keep your network protected.

How confident are you that your current IT security solution will adequately protect your business network?

What would a security breach do to your company’s reputation?

To hear about our low-cost high-security options, get in touch with one of our consultants today call 0121 663 0055

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