reverse proxy

Why would our Organisation need a Reverse Proxy and Web Application Firewall?

Mar 2nd, 2017 Network Security, Secure Configuration James Gillies

As your business becomes more mature in its approach to Cyber Security you may have a business objective to expose certain web services to the internet, Microsoft Outlook Web Access and ActiveSync being examples. Although trivial to expose such services via standard perimeter firewall rules, it has become increasingly risky to do so without having extra layers of defence in place to protect business data…


Everybody talks about firewalls, but what is a firewall?

May 4th, 2016 Network Security James Gillies

At the basic level, a firewall protects a computer (or an entire network) from unauthorised traffic. It stops hackers breaking in, and stops sensitive data leaking out. Whilst almost always residing at the perimeter between your business and the internet there is also one built into every Windows computer. Similar to immigration control at the Airport, a firewall sits at the border and inspects all…

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