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.

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