Features and Benefits of a Dual WAN Firewall
Today, it is more important than ever to keep your company and employees connected to the Internet. Email, remote access, and research are just a few of the critical functions the Internet plays in your business today. However, when the Internet connection goes down business comes to a stand still. No one is able to work at their fullest level of productivity and your customers are waiting for that all important email from you.
What is a Dual WAN firewall?
The dual WAN firewall is a security appliance that allows you to stay connected to the Internet even if you main ISP goes offline. In order to achieve this you will need to have a second ISP connection. This can include:
- » DSL provider
- » Cable provider
- » Satellite ISP provider
- » Wireless ISP provider
When the main Internet connection goes offline the second ISP connection is switched to immediately and everyone continues to work... business as usual.
Recommend Dual WAN Firewalls
SonicWALL is a leading provider of dual WAN firewalls that not only keep you connected but also provide many additional benefits to keep your network and employees safe from Internet security threats. The models that support dual WAN connections Include:
Additional Dual WAN Firewall Tips to Consider
- » Be sure to budget for the additional ISP connection.
- » Keep a list of technical support contacts for each ISP to ensure you can return your network back to normal.
- » Create and store regular backups of your firewall's configuration file.