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Managed Network Security, Firewalls, and Cellular Backups

Secure your restaurant, protect your business, and stay compliant with the latest regulations.

Keep payments flowing with managed network security

Restaurants have enough to manage without having to worry about networking and security.

Managed network security is a form of technology used to protect organizations from cyber threats, such as malware, ransomware, and data theft. While there are various components that make up managed network security, two of the most important are firewalls and cellular backups with PCI security.

Protect your networks from cyberattacks

Firewalls are an essential component in any managed network security system. They act as a barrier between internal networks and the external environment, which helps protect confidential data from cyber attacks. Firewalls come in both software and hardware varieties, with each offering different levels of protection. Hardware firewalls typically provide better protection since they inspect traffic on a deeper level than their software counterparts. Additionally, they can be set up to allow or block certain types of Internet traffic based on specific criteria like ports or IP addresses. This makes them ideal for protecting organizations from malicious actors attempting to gain access to systems or networks.

It pays to be prepared with cellular backups

Cellular backups with PCI security are also an important part of any managed network security system. These backups use mobile devices like phones or tablets to store confidential data in case the main server goes down due to power failure or other disaster scenarios. To ensure this stored data remains secure, these backups are usually encrypted using PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) compliant encryption algorithms like Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). Additionally, many managed network security solutions include automated backup protocols that can monitor changes made to the main server’s files and replicate these changes over to the mobile device for safekeeping in case the worst happens.

Secure hardware and software: why you need both

You’ll want both a hardware firewall along with cellular backups and PCI security to sleep soundly at night. Implementing both components together provides organizations with comprehensive protection against malicious actors seeking access to their systems and networks.

Our Level-1 PCI security provider is listed on both Visa and Mastercard’s global registries for certified providers.

Some other benefits and features include:

    • Remote Access Services and VPN connections
    • External Vulnerability Scanning
    • Internal Vulnerability Scanning
    • Intrusion Detection Services
    • Web Filtering Services
    • WiFi management and monitoring
    • Network switch management
    • Monitoring of primary and secondary network connections
    • SD-WAN configurations

    Additional benefits of managed network security

    Managed network security can include Remote Access Services and VPN connections, External Vulnerability Scanning, Internal Vulnerability Scanning, Intrusion Detection Services, Web Filtering Services, WiFi management and monitoring, Network switch management, Monitoring of primary and secondary network connections, SD-WAN configurations. Additionally, our Level-1 PCI security provider is listed on both Visa and Mastercard’s global registries for certified providers.

    Managed network security provides organizations with comprehensive protection against malicious actors seeking access to their systems and networks. It also helps protect confidential data from cyber attacks by providing firewalls that can be configured to allow or block certain types of Internet traffic.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is a firewall and how does it work?

    A firewall is a piece of software or hardware that acts as a barrier between internal networks and the external environment, helping to protect confidential data from cyber attacks. Firewalls can be configured to allow or block certain types of Internet traffic based on specific criteria like ports or IP addresses.

    What are cellular backups with PCI security?

    Cellular backups with PCI security use mobile devices like phones or tablets to store confidential data in case the main server goes down due to power failure or other disaster scenarios. To ensure this stored data remains secure, these backups are usually encrypted using PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) compliant encryption algorithms like Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).

    How do I protect my networks from cyber threats?

    The best way to protect networks from cyber threats is by implementing managed network security solutions, which use both firewalls and cellular backups with PCI security in order to provide comprehensive protection against malicious actors. Additionally, organizations should implement external vulnerability scanning, internal vulnerability scanning, intrusion detection services and web filtering services as part of their managed network security solution in order to further reduce the possibility of a cyber attack.

    Is cellular backup with PCI security important for my business?

    Yes, cellular backup with PCI security is important for any business that stores confidential data and wants to be prepared in the event of a power outage or other disaster scenarios. The backups are usually encrypted using PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) compliant encryption algorithms like Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), which ensures this stored data remains secure and private.

    Does managed network security guarantee complete protection?

    No, implementing managed network security solutions does not guarantee complete protection as cyber threats continue to evolve over time. Organizations should remain vigilant and continuously monitor their systems for potential vulnerabilities or malicious actors looking to gain access.

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