Yes, Wi-Fi routers act as basic hardware firewalls, and Windows and iOS devices come with basic firewall software preinstalled. But a basic router and your computer’s firewall software alone may not provide enough network security to protect your company from online threats.
We know what you’re thinking: Do I really need to spend extra money on a firewall?
The good news is many firewall solutions can be cost-efficient and provide more than the bare minimum in terms of security. We’ve broken down everything you need to know about routers, firewall software, and other notable cybersecurity solutions. That way, you can figure out the most effective way to protect your company data from malicious online criminals while sticking to a small-business budget.