Back in the days when we all worked on one site firewalls just needed to protect one place – they were effectively a moat around your business castle, using the drawbridge to let in the ‘goodies’.  

Now that our working patterns are WAY more complex, firewalls need to be the same – they need to be layered and sophisticated (a bouncer stood at the door is no longer enough – we now need something more akin to airport security). 

Cyber criminals are more than aware of the vulnerabilities of businesses that now have workers using cloud computing and carrying out tasks in the office, at home, on the train, in the cafe… The criminals don’t waste time in finding ways to exploit these weaknesses so cybersecurity solutions need to keep up. Yes, firewall security is still needed to protect office environments, but if a business has remote workers then they need the right ‘endpoint protection’ in place.  


Not sure what ‘endpoints’ are? Endpoints are physical devices that connect to a network system such as mobile devices, desktop computers, virtual machines, embedded devices, and servers. In the past securing endpoints was more straightforward as they were all on one site. Now that we’re buzzing about all over the place, protecting our various devices from becoming criminal gateways into a business needs to be much more intelligent. Firewalls can’t simply block everything in an attempt to keep the baddies out – they need to be way more sophisticated so that business is protected but can also carry on. Imagine if everyone who worked remotely was simply locked out of using their data… 


At Net Primates we use WatchGuard cybersecurity technology, which allows us to provide our clients with the latest vital features available to keep businesses as safe as possible, wherever they are working.  

For 25 years WatchGuard has pioneered cutting-edge cybersecurity technology and delivered it as easy-to-deploy and easy-to-manage solutions. In their words they have “…deployed nearly a million integrated, multi-function threat management appliances worldwide. Our signature red boxes are architected to be the industry’s smartest, fastest, and meanest security devices with every scanning engine running at full throttle.  

With industry-leading network and endpoint security, secure WiFi, Multi Factor Authentication, and network intelligence products and services, WatchGuard enables more than 250,000 small and midsize enterprises from around the globe to protect their most important assets including over 10 million endpoints. In a world where the cybersecurity landscape is constantly evolving, and new threats emerge each day, WatchGuard makes enterprise-grade cybersecurity technology accessible for every company. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.” 

Feel free to cast your eye over the WatchGuard website at for information on the business plus the products and services they provide. But if it all seems rather ‘techy’, never fear. The site is aimed at IT specialists like us, so that we can help you make your business as secure as possible, and we can guide you through what’s required, and do the work for you!