Once again, this month another gaming venue, Crown Resorts, suffered a ransomware attack through GoAnyware, a supposedly secure third-party online file transfer provider that the casino group uses to send sensitive documents inside and outside the organisation. The data stolen included employee time and attendance records and some membership numbers from Crown Sydney. A small amount of information: yes, but yet another example of the escalating risk of cyber-attack in Australian venues.

Why is firewall software so important?

Strong firewall software is a vital component of any computer network’s security system and Australia’s Secom Technology uses the Untangle NG Firewall solution. This offers the combined benefit of enterprise level firewall software from Untangle, with Secom’s long history in the hospitality industry and their specialist knowledge of the vulnerabilities of POS and Gaming Systems.  The Untangle NG Firewall software acts as a barrier between the insecure internet and the secure internal network at your club or hotel, preventing unauthorized access, virus attacks, spyware, phishing, and other cyber threats.

Untangle NG Firewall software monitors and controls the network traffic that enters and exits your network. By using predefined rules and filters, the software can block or allow certain types of data packets based on their source, destination, protocol, or content. This way, you can prevent hackers from exploiting vulnerabilities in your network or applications, or stealing the sensitive information you hold on your members and guests. You can also customize Untangle NG Firewall settings to suit your specific needs and preferences.

Another benefit of Untangle NG Firewall software is that it stops virus attacks that can damage your systems or compromise your data. Viruses are malicious programs that can infect your devices and perform harmful actions, such as deleting files, encrypting data, displaying unwanted messages, or spreading to other devices. Untangle NG Firewall software can detect and block viruses before they reach your network, devices, POS and Gaming Systems, or quarantine them if they are already inside. Untangle NG Firewall can also update itself regularly to protect you from new and emerging threats.

Spyware and malware are programs can secretly install themselves on your devices and collect your staff or customers personal information, such as passwords, credit card numbers, browsing history, or keystrokes. They can also change your settings, redirect your web pages, display ads, or download more malware. Untangle NG Firewall can prevent spyware and malware from entering your network or devices or remove them if they are already present.

About the Untangle NG Firewall solution

Managing your network and ensuring every device is adequately protected can be a complex and costly task. Untangle’s NG Firewall simplifies network security with a single, modular, software platform designed specifically for businesses such as pubs and clubs with limited IT resources and budgets.

Untangle NG Firewall provides a browser-based, responsive, and intuitive interface enabling you to quickly gain visibility into the traffic on your network. This includes a dashboard that attaches the reports your business requires as widgets for fast visibility.  From content filtering to advanced threat protection, VPN connectivity to application-based shaping for bandwidth optimization, the Untangle NG Firewall delivers a comprehensive, enterprise-grade network security platform.


To investigate how Untangle NG Firewall can prevent these issues in your business contact:

Secom Technology Group – Phone:  1300 781 224