What You Need To Know
Boundary Firewalls are put in place to protect the organisations computers from cyber threats.
Boundary Protection is concerned with the measures in place to secure your internal business network from less trusted networks – like the internet. You ensure your business premises is safe by having locks on doors; this is the digital equivalent.
Most businesses will have a firewall which is selective about the incoming and outgoing traffic from the internet. The focus with this control is on how these devices are configured and managed.
Only qualified personnel should be allowed to install and configure any protection measures that the business may require. This will ensure that the devices and software are installed correctly and reliably.
All protection measures should be customised to the businesses needs and not left as a default installation with “out-of-the-box” settings.
Only authorised staff with the adequate level of training should have access to configuration settings on the firewall.
Any changes made must be authorised in advance by senior staff. There should be a documented policy and process in place.