Firewalls – Keep The Good Guys In & The Bad Guys Out

Learn about Sonicwall Firewall.  What exactly is a firewall?  Glad you asked.  It is a term that is thrown around a bit, and we figured we would help define what a firewall is and what it’s main purpose is as a component to securing your business computer networks.

A firewall is a must have, mission critical intrusion prevention device.  It is an invaluable tool and first line of defense against all types of threats across the internet universe.

In simplest terms, a firewall like a SonicWALL is a device which keeps OUT unwanted internet traffic and hackers while allowing IN the internet traffic and users who should have access to the network system.  It keeps the bad guys out, and helps keep the good guys (your computer users) protected from hackers who attempt to access and steal data or install malware somewhere within your business computer network. Sonicwall firewalls are considered among the best in terms of value and protection within the market.

Firewalls continuously update their malware and threat databases to keep one step ahead of malicious, black hat hackers.  When you install a firewall, make sure to subscribe to the firewall’s update database system.  Sonicwall firewall installation and subscription go hand in hand to provide the best defense against the myriad of changing risks inherent in using the internet.

As a certified SonicWALL Firewall partner, Advantage Industries can configure and monitor firewall solutions for small and medium sized businesses.   Advantage engineers configure your SonicWALL firewall to assure your organization’s wired and wireless networks are protected by a secure, sophisticated and widely deployed security platform.  SonicWALL wall offers many configuration options, which help meet the access demands of your organization and user base.

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SonicWALL provides a comprehensive data sheet with information about their firewall products.


SonicWALL Firewall link to site Advantage Industries is a certified SonicWall Partner
o Advantage will install, configure and monitor your SonicWALL firewall appliance.
o SonicWall is an easy to deploy all-in-one-solution, which means you can save on installation and configuration expenses.
o Advantage can help you provide your staff with access to important corporate data through SSL VPN connections.

Office 365 Cloud

Welcome to 2017 and welcome to Microsoft Office 365 Cloud and Email services.

For the past several months, the Advantage team has been successfully migrating our clients from local Office 365 and Microsoft Exchange applications, to the new Office 365 cloud email system.  We’ve been testing, migrating and implementing new Office 365 email and Skype instant messaging features. We’ve also been testing new Office 365 productivity applications and functionality as well.  We can confidently say, Office 365 in the cloud is a winner!  Your organization should give Office 365 a serious review, and Advantage can help.

The Microsoft Office 365 cloud now allows many great features.  Some of these include:

  • Microsoft Outlook business class email in the cloud.  Stay synced on your various devices.  Utilize Microsoft’s cloud email security to prevent or minimize email spam.
  • Office Applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Note and Publisher, some of which now allow for real time team collaboration across the office, or remotely!
  • Skype Instant Messaging, which allows for immediate team and department communications, without the need to push emails back and forth.  Video capabilities allow for team meetings without further third party software.
  • Significant cloud storage: 50GB for each mailbox, with an additional 1TB of cloud file storage.

If your business is still utilizing Exchange servers, or local Microsoft application installations, Office 365 is definitely worth a look.  Advantage can help you determine cost savings, improved team collaboration and productivity.

Advantage can help you plan your move to the Office 365 cloud.  Typically, we start with a move of your Hosted Exchange email to the Office 365 Outlook cloud application.  Once this migration successfully completes, Advantage can offer support on the range of applications included in your Office 365 plan.

Contact Craig Nusinov or Russell Smith today to reserve time for an onsite demonstration of Office 365.