There has been an explosion of business activities taking
place on the Internet. With the vast number of business networks
connected to it, the need is greater than ever for powerful
and easy to administer Internet gateways providing secure
connections while enhancing and improving network performance.
Although an Internet firewall solution is no guarantee of
a secure environment, itís an essential measure if your business
is connected to the Internet. To provide complete security
and peace of mind, a firewall solution should be implemented
alongside thorough virus detection, strict access control,
strong file system security and strict security policies and
Foxfire has experience with a number of firewall solutions
and has found that each must be viewed in relation to the
role that it is expected to fulfil. The right choice depends
upon the situation. As a company we recommend a range of products
including Microsoft ISA server and Cisco PIX.
The Internet provides business with new opportunities to
connect with customerís partners and employees but it also
introduces new risks and concerns such as security, performance
and manageability. Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration
(ISA) Server addresses these needs, providing a multi-layered
firewall that helps protect network resources.
The Web cache feature enables business to save network bandwidth
and provide faster Web access to users. Built to work with
Windows 2000, ISA server provides secure and fast Internet
connectivity with powerful integrated management tools. With
its rich feature set including content filtering, Secure NAT,
Web proxy service, secure Web publishing and intruder detection,
ISA server is the natural choice for both the small business
and enterprise organisation looking for a firewall solution
to integrate into an existing Microsoft environment.
Cisco PIX is regarded by many as the most advanced and secure
firewall solution on the market. One reason for this is its
smooth integration with other Cisco communications devices
and its packet layer translation methodology.
A Cisco PIX as your point of contact with the Internet represents
a formidable first line of defence against intruders. When
used in combination with Microsoft ISA server internally it
presents the hacker with a complex and secure barrier to attempt
Foxfire has extensive experience of designing and implementing
firewall and related security technologies and we can help
you select the solution that is right for your business.