A firewall solution you can trust


← More SECURITY Topics

 

Does my organization need this?

If you use the Internet, you need a firewall. If you have more than a single device on your network, you need a firewall capable of advanced features.

Why it matters

Historically, an organization could deploy a basic appliance known as a "firewall" to secure a network. The primary capability of the fiewall was to provide basic Network Address Translation (NAT). NAT means that the network addresses (IP Address) of your local computer is different from the "public address" seen on the outside of your firewall. While this provides an essential and necessary component of network security, it is in and of itself, insufficient.

What does it look like?

A typical firewall project looks like a pre-installation audit to understand all of the services and user communities operating "behind" this firewall. An analysis of the network traffic needing to pass in and out of the network is conducted and appropriate hardware and software subscription service are selected. The device and services are pre-configured by navitend at our Northern New Jersey offices and then the equipment is delivered and or transported to the respective site(s) for installation. If possible, a plan is put in place to keep internet traffic flowing on a back-up service to minimize impact to users. The new equipment is installed and exhaustively tested. The old equipment is secured and retained for a brief period in the event we need to "switch back" for any unforseen contingencies. The navitend on-call technical team is made aware of the project to anticipate any "after-hours" calls which may arise from the effort. Similarly, the next few business days, the network support team is on the look-out for any lingering connectivity issues that may arise from the change. Once all services are confirmed operational, the old equipment is responsibly and securely recycled.

What does the investment look like?

Firewalls are typically purchased one time, along with a project to schedule the installation of the network. The cost of the firewall and the related installation are commensurate with the complexities of your network and user communities. For example, an assisted living center operating 24/7 with multiple business units and buildings has more complexity than a small office with three employees working 8-5 Monday through Friday. Beyond the purchase and installation fees, modern firewall solutions come with accompanying maintenance and data subscriptions which are vital to their effective deployment.

navitend can help you. Call 973.448.0070 or setup an appointment today.

Testimonials

  • "Our company is more efficient and has grown as a result of navitend’s work. navitend helped us get to the next level."

    Greg Niccolai / Madison Insurance
  • “Navitend’s expertise helped our firm over the past year to effectively elevate our I.T. game, powering our website into a highly interactive tool. Well done to Frank and his team!”  

    Chuck Steege, CFP®, CEP, President, SFG Wealth Planning Services, Inc.
  • "navitend has been a great IT partner for our company.  Their helpdesk response time is the best I have experienced in my 30 year career.  navitend has helped me to have great IT services without the need to have a full time, in house, technician at significant savings to our company."

    Bob Bradley, President, Bradley Graphics
  • navitend’s approach to customer service is greatly appreciated here at TeamPar.  Ensuring that we are well protected from a technology standpoint provides us with peace of mind to continue our day to day operations and that they are looking out for our company's best interest. 

    Debbie Broslawski TeamPar
  • "Thanks so much!  You are a class act!  
    You and your team have really done an excellent job on this!"

    Steve Van Ooteghem, The C12 Group in Houston, Texas
  • "Thanks so much again for taking care of everything in such an expedient manner. It's a pleasure to work with navitend and its staff as always!"

    Lawrence Wolfin / Textol Systems, Inc.
  • "I appreciate that they didn’t just build the application. They made it better by bringing ideas to the table that not only made for a better user experience, but also kept the development costs down."

    Andy Lynch / North Star Marketing
  • "I look forward to working with you again in the future. Once again, thanks to your organization for your prompt response."

    Luke Wolters / Luke Wolters Tax Consultants
  • "We've dedicated our lives to growing our retail and ecommerce business and it's a relief to have found a company like navitend who treats our business likes it's their own. navitend's personal approach to project management and problem solving are top-notch."

    Stamatis, Co-owner Twisted Lily, Fragrance Boutique and Apothecary