Why Get a Firewall?

When leasing a dedicated server, many people overlook the importance of securing the server behind a firewall. On this page we’ll go over the main advantages of using a firewall.

What is a firewall?

A firewall is either physical hardware or can be software based and ensures the security of any servers that are protected behind it. The firewall screens traffic going in and coming out of the server/s, it prevents suspicious data, such as viruses and worms. It also attempts to prevent data such as your credit card numbers and passwords from being stolen from your websites, databases and applications running inside your server/s.

Hackers

There are many hackers on the Internet trying to gain access to your data, tricking users to enter their personal information, defacing websites and steeling information. Hackers setup probes to monitor machines on the internet. Installing a firewall makes it harder for hackers and other computers to know if your server/s has a “hole” that can be broken into.

Customisable

A firewall can be configured to allow certain traffic in and out of your server/s. we can tell the firewall what kind of programmes can go out into the Internet and who can read data from your server. That way we can customise the firewall to meet your application needs exactly

Firewall protection for The Hyve Cloud

The Hyve Cloud is protected by fully managed Cisco 5520, 5510 or 5505 active/active or active/passive firewall pairs. For more information, visit our Cloud Firewalls page.

Please note that all firewalls are fully managed by the Hyve team so please let us know your requirements and we can advise on the best configurations.

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