Your clients are high-net-worth individuals, SOHO users, and small business office users. When you design and deploy a network for them, they assume you are securing it to a minimum standard of protection balanced with usablility. You may believe you are providing adequate security, but if you rely on commercial off the shelf residential or small business gateways as your firewall protection, you are probably exposing them and your control network to very serious security flaws.
Even if you follow the advice given by Seth Rosenblatt in the video above to secure your client's residential or commercial gateway, their network is most likely hack-able by anyone with the right understanding of the inherent security flaws and access to the free attack scripting tools. In another recent video at the DEF CON hacking conference, Craig Heffner reveals how hackers can easily gain access to, and control of millions of routers by exploiting two of many possible avenues of attack.
While Heffner's explanation of the techniques used to hack routers is very technical, the issue is simple. Millions of routers are vulnerable to these and other attacks due to security flaws inherent in the design of the gateways. The tools to do this are well documented, freely available, automated and probe and attack your network 24/7. The question is not if your network will be compromised, but when. In fact, your client's network may already be compromised... how would you know if it was?
What is the answer? Adding a dedicated, active and adaptive security appliance to your network will protect your client's network from these attacks. Hardening your network like this will allow you to ensure a safer environment for your client's home, SOHO or medium sized office and will detect attempts to gain access, automatically blocking the attacks and alerting you of threats immediately.
How does FIREFX fit into this? Stay tuned for a major product announcement at CEDIA 2016!