It is where the outside Internet is stopped, vetted, and then “let in” as per programming policies… just like a guard with an approved “guest list.”
The Router Protects Your Network
With most routers, your inbound traffic is always “screened” to determine whether they are allowed to be let in, and to some extent—depending on how sophisticated your router is—they are also “screened” to verify their level of threat or risk to your property.
Another thing Only Current “NEXT GEN” Routers do, is they will actually check all of your exiting Internet traffic (or network “visitors”) to verify that “someone” they let in, thinking they were safe, isn’t actually trying to do you harm or steal any of your information.
We recommend SonicWall Routers which deliver a far superior level of protection (an Enterprise level of protection) for a Small Business price…
With SonicWall TZ-Series Routers you get: Best In Class Threat Protection, A Much Stronger (more Secure) VPN, Deep Packet Inspection, and Constantly Updated:
- Unified Threat Management
- Gateway Anti-Virus
- Gateway Anti-Spyware
- Gateway Anti-Spam
- Gateway Anti-Malware
- Intrusion Prevention
- Content Filtering
- and Enforced Client Anti-Virus
- Even includes Global Geo-Blocking