Do I need a Firewall?


December Blog - Do I need a Firewall?

A firewall is an important security tool that prevents unauthorised access to computers on a network.
It checks all data flowing through the network, with user-controlled rules telling it what to let through and what to block.

Firewalls are one of the most fundamental levels of network security and often the first line of defence against cybercriminals.

Surely nobody is interested in boring school data?

In the education sector, ICT has become an integral part of modern education and has become increasingly valuable to cyber criminals due to the huge amounts of data being sent by both staff and students.

Recent malware attacks have shut down education establishments and ransom demands of millions of pounds have been made.

Without the right protection, malware could easily get into your school’s systems causing data loss or complete system shutdowns. In the case of a MAT, this would spread across the entire network, shutting down multiple schools.

That’s where a firewall comes in, as soon as it’s installed it offers protection to your students and staff.

The Virtue Approach

Virtue Technologies have over 15 years of experience ensuring school networks are the safest they can possibly be.

We work closely with our partners at Sophos to bring you the latest firewall architecture. Our firewalls offer protection from the latest threats and accelerate SaaS, SD-WAN and cloud application traffic, which is especially important with the increase in remote working.

The user interface allows you to be in complete control of your firewall, view active threats and security alerts, identify any apps that pose a security risk to your network and apply data rules and user access without needing to visit other sites.

Often setting up the firewall can be a daunting task, and one you may feel you haven’t got time for. So let us take the stress away and get everything set up for you.

Our Account Management team is here to help you understand all the jargon involved in installing a firewall. We’ll discuss your individual school’s needs and come up with the best bespoke solution that will have you protected in no time.

Get in touch today to protect your students and staff tomorrow.

Phone: 01695 731 233 or email