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Network Security

A well-designed network allows you to access resources securely, quickly and reliably, and provides the flexibility for your employees to use the programs and files they need, from any device and any location.

There is a lot to consider when it comes to network security, and Rio IT is here to help you make the best decisions for your business.


No matter how well designed your network is, it could fall apart in a couple of minutes if it isn’t kept secure. Cyber attacks can result in costly legal proceedings and damage your trust relationship with customers if you fall victim to a serious data breach. Practising good network security protects you from breaches, intrusions, and other threats.

Network security is a vast term that covers hardware and software solutions, as well as rules and configurations relating to network use, accessibility, and overall threat protection.


Rio IT is here to keep your business network as secure as possible, with a wide range of services.


Router Management

Your network routers are the devices that connect your network to the world, including the public internet, which makes it one of the most vulnerable devices prone to being attacked. Rio will take care of making sure your router is up to date with the latest security patches, as well as handling any provisioning, configuration, change management and monitoring.

Firewall Management

Your firewall monitors and filters incoming and outgoing network traffic, and acts as a barrier between your private, internal network and the public internet. Often included with your router, Rio will take care of all aspects of managing your firewall, from ensuring your firewall is correctly configured to only allow trusted traffic, to keeping the firewall software up to date. We’ll also take care of making sure software firewalls (such as Windows Defender firewall) are configured and working properly on all your devices and not exposing your devices or staff members to unnecessary threats.

Wi-Fi Security

Having a reliable wireless network gives your employees more flexibility with their devices and allows you to give your visitors or customers internet access when they’re on your premises. However, it can also pose a security risk. Rio can help you configure public and private-access Wi-Fi networks, allowing you to restrict access to company resources to just staff and provide internet connectivity to guests.

DNS Security

Roughly 91% of malware uses DNS to carry out attacks, which means DNS security is critical. When DNS was developed there was no integrated security, nowadays, Rio can take care of filtering and inspection along with securing protocols and channels, ensuring all DNS requests are authenticated and encrypted.

Hardware and Software Updates

Most technology has an average lifespan of around 5 years. After this, manufacturers will stop releasing security updates, leaving them vulnerable to attack. Rio can take care of keeping your network devices, such as routers, firewalls, access points and even CCTV systems and printers up to date for their entire lifespan, and then help you to make the best decision on updating your hardware.

VPN Configuration

VPNs are ideal for expanding your business to multiple offices and allowing your employees to access company resources no matter where they’re working from. However, they can present a major security risk if they’re not configured securely. We can ensure your VPN has strict security measures in place, including stringent authentication protocols, and secure encryption, to keep alof your information protected.

Physical security

As well as ensuring your company information is locked down, it’s also important to keep your network hardware secure. We can help you to plan the layout of your network, including secure cabinets for your routers and firewalls, positioning and securing external and internal network cables, and positioning wireless access points to ensure you get reliable wireless network coverage while keeping the hardware out of the way.

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