Know Before You Go: 4 Things You Should Know Before You Shop for a Firewall

Getting Started

The plans have been drawn. The furniture has been ordered. The staff has been hired. That new office is coming together nicely. But you know there’s still a missing piece – a secure network to ensure your new office is connected. But where do you begin?

Don’t fret. We’ve put together a quick video outlining four things you should know about your desired network setup before you start your shop for a firewall – and other solutions like wireless access points, network switches, etc. You probably know this stuff already, but it helps to compile all this background information, so that you’ll know which devices are right for your particular network needs. Watch on for the info:


So whether you’re a small business owner taking that next big step or a branch manager tasked with getting things up and running at a new location – getting these information ducks in a row will help you focus on the right products for your network needs and ensure you don’t have to go back to the drawing board after hastily picking the wrong ones. Plan out your user numbers, raw connection speed, remote access needs, and desired wireless capabilities and you’ll be ready for the next step.

The Next Step

Now that you’ve gathered the needed information, it’s time to shop for your network solutions. Visit and start with the Firewall tool at the top of the homepage. Plug in your user count, and you’ll be off and running. And what’s even easier? Talking to a network security expert who can walk you through your options and work with you to put together a bundle that addresses all your needs at once. Give one of our experts a call at 866-403-5305 or email If you’d still like to do a bit more research before you shop, check out our Navigating Network Security episode of Ping: A Podcast (available wherever you listen) for more detailed tips on the process. And if you need help deciphering datasheets, read through our blog post on that very subject. Your secure SMB network will be up and running before you know it!