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The Appliance

Let us share a little about our Appliance!

What the appliance is not!

Important! A home router bought at an electronics store or given to you by your Internet Service Provider is not a real firewall.

  • Many consumer-grade home-gateway devices fail to notify users if and when firmware updates become available, even though those updates are essential to patch security holes
  • Millions of routers throughout the world have the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) networking protocol enabled on internet-facing ports, which exposes them to external attack.
  • A compromised router can spy on you
  • The Home Network Administration Protocol (HNAP), a management tool found on some consumer-grade routers that transmits sensitive information about the router over the Web grants full control to remote users who provide administrative usernames and passwords (which many users never change from the factory defaults).
  • And… we are actually just getting started.
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What the appliance is!

Security is complex and has a lot of moving parts. You need to have a commercial grade firewall. An appliance solution:

  • Must inspect the contents of the traffic and determine good and bad traffic. (IDS/IPS – Intrusion Detection and Preventions Systems).
  • Get lists of known bad IPs that are being used by hackers and malware on the internet and block them from even talking to your firewall in the first place, which causes your network to stop working because it’s too busy trying to block attacks. (DoS – Denial of Service protection.)
  • Has a VPN for people to work remotely without compromising security, or to connect multiple offices securely.
  • Has a centralized logging system which is required to collect all of the logs from everywhere on your network and listen for broadcasts of alerts and status messages from all of your devices and systems.
  • Has a centralized monitoring system to parse through hundreds of thousands or even millions of lines of logs, alerts and messages to determine patterns and give specialized IT staff the ability to identify complex risks.
  • Has Data Leak Protection software installed and configured to watch all of your data on the network even to know if anyone is accessing or stealing data from you.

And if that weren’t enough, small businesses would then need to hire staff that are in demand, all demanding salaries well into the six-figure range just to be able to understand this output and what you have to do in order to keep your network secure.

You also need vulnerability testing to look for weaknesses on a regular basis and penetration testing to make sure hackers can’t get in at all. You must update and patch all systems to stay ahead of the ever-changing security scene, provide training to stay current, and give coverage for 24/7 management.

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Or, you subscribe to Abrisuite – and it is all taken care of for you.

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Abrisuite is a managed solution that is built on Open Source products to help make it affordable to small and medium businesses.

  • You pay for a physical Appliance that comes loaded with software that doesn’t add hundreds of thousands of dollars (or more) to your security budget.
  • Our security experts build the solution for each office using Open Source software that does not add to your costs.
  • They update and maintain the software for you within the appliance, making it like a magic security box that you never need to worry about. Our team will do all of the security work.
  • Better yet, we do the same base work for many businesses just like yours, and you pay for only a tiny fraction of the cost of doing this yourself.

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