As geopolitical conflicts continue to unfold, cyber criminals are seeking to capitalise and exploit this situation wherever possible.
Government agencies worldwide are now warning businesses to exercise heightened caution regarding their cyber security.
Due to the continued growth in attacks on businesses, this month Utilize deployed Geo-IP Filtering for all our managed customers Firewalls to enhance the protection of their business.
What is Geo-IP Filtering?
Geo-IP Filtering blocks network connections based on Public IP addresses in a particular geographic location, thereby reducing a businesses risk of exposure to cyber-attack.
Whole country Geo-IP filtering makes perfect sense for businesses based entirely in the UK, with no reason to accept incoming or outgoing online connections from other countries. However, if your customers or staff require access to your networks from abroad, then you must think more carefully about which countries you block.
Our team spent time researching the top threat source countries before compiling our blocked list. Clients’ requiring access from blocked countries were advised to contact us so that their filtering could be tweaked accordingly.
Consider Geo-IP filtering as just one tool in your cyber security arsenal. It is not a complete security solution; it won’t stop everything. But if used correctly it’s often better to have it switched on than not.
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