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AT&T Business Cybersecurity Review

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Andreas Rivera
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business.com writer
| Updated
Jan 24, 2019
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AT&T's business offerings extend to protecting clients' networks from unauthorized activity using advanced firewall tech and intrusion detection and response. If you already use other AT&T services, this security solution integrates with AT&T's network ecosystem, protecting you from various threats. 

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The Verdict

AT&T Network Security provides an advanced but unobtrusive firewall and proxy service that's easy to implement and maintain. It is a good network security solution for small businesses.

View all our recommendations for network security services on our best picks page.

AT&T's security suite is built on a next-generation firewall and a managed intrusion-detection-and-prevention system. Proxy services add an extra layer of security, helping to ensure that malicious data is detected and quarantined before it reaches your network.

This is a lightweight solution that is an easy to deploy and easy to maintain. AT&T Network Security can bolster your cybersecurity immensely through cloud-enabled protection. Using AT&T virtual private network (VPN) and managed services, this security solution can protect your business across multiple locations and mobile devices.

While it isn't as layered as other services on our list, AT&T provides a strong layer of defense and is recommended for companies seeking a lightweight, non-intrusive security solution. It works in tandem with other security solutions you may want to add to bolster your business's security.eatures

Network Firewall

AT&T positions your entire business network behind a single firewall that covers all endpoints across any location. This VPN-based solution means that no matter where your employees are logging in from, to access the internet and connect to the network, they must go through your AT&T VPN, which funnels them through the network-based firewall. Keeping your network inline prevents outside, web-based attacks. You can set a strict web policy so that external traffic cannot reach your network unless it connects to the VPN.

This firewall is fully customizable, so it can adhere to and enforce your company's internet policies for both security and productivity purposes. The security intelligence and upkeep of the firewall are done by AT&T.

Intrusion Detection and Prevention

The other component to AT&T's security suite is its managed service of instruction detection and prevention. This system is monitored by AT&T's security experts 24/7 to detect unauthorized access to your network. The system works in tandem with the network firewall, screening data packets with additional scrutiny from all sources coming into your network.  This includes known threats, such as malware.

Ease of Use

Because AT&T's solution utilizes a virtual firewall, deployment is easy: There are no hardware devices to install, and it allows for on-demand scalability. If you prefer an on-premises-based solution, there is an alternative At&T offers that allows you to keep all your data out of the cloud and within the network.

Customer Service

With a managed service, such as AT&T's network-based firewall, there is little work required of business owners or IT departments to maintain the service. Technical support is available and can advise you on how to change policies for your firewall and what to do when there is a potential threat. An optional service offered by AT&T is cybersecurity consulting, which examines your network and advises you about security measures recommended for your network.

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AT&T Business

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The Best Network Security Services of 2019

The Verdict

AT&T Network Security provides an advanced but unobtrusive firewall and proxy service that's easy to implement and maintain. It is a good network security solution for small businesses.

Andreas Rivera
Andreas Rivera
Andreas Rivera graduated from the University of Utah with a B.A. in Mass Communication and is now a staff writer for Business.com and Business News Daily. His background in journalism brings a critical eye to his reviews and features, helping business leaders make the best decisions for their companies.