The Australian Government recently announced an offensive against cybercriminals using a task force to “hack the hackers” following a data breach that has exposed millions of people’s personal information. Its 100 or so operatives will use the same cyber weapons and tactics as cybercriminals use, to hunt them down and eliminate them as a threat. While taking an offensive stance and actively seeking and trying to neutralise offshore gangs could deter further attacks, it could also put a big red cross on Australia’s back.

For clubs and hotels, who hold large data sets of members personal information, and with members and guests logging on to local open access Wi-Fi, protecting that data is critical.  Here is how Secom’s Untangle NG Firewall solution can help.

Why is firewall software so important?

Strong firewall software is a vital component of any computer network’s security system and Secom Technology uses the Untangle NG Firewall solution that has the added benefit of being supported by Secom’s long history in the hospitality industry and their specialists 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, firewall 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 your firewall settings to suit your specific needs and preferences.

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 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 and 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