Business Enterprise Networking Solutions: What Is It – and How Can We Improve It?
The network of a business is often described as the “veins” of your business and with good reason. In the digital age we live in, more and more of our business critical processes are becoming dependent on multiple devices working together to achieve a common goal. Having a single component in your networking stack fail can result in massive losses for modern connected businesses.
With cloud taking its place in most modern businesses a reliable network on both the LAN and WAN is becoming a must for most businesses.
Let’s understand two of the most important aspects of a business networking solution – LAN and WAN:
LAN – A Local Area Network is a group of computers and associated devices that share a common communications line or wireless link to a server. Typically, a LAN encompasses computers and peripherals connected to a server within a distinct geographic area such as an office or a commercial establishment.
WAN – Wide Area Network is a computer network in which the computers that are connected may be far apart, generally having a radius of more than 1 km.
How Does SwitchedOnIT Ensure Networking Stability?
By hosting services such as Desktop In The Cloud, we have a deep understanding of the importance of having a fast and always on network. We holistically asses your business requirements to ensure that your network is built with redundancy and reliability while maintaining high speed, low latency connections.
We have partnered with the best fiber network operators to ensure that we can offer the fastest network connections to both local and international services.
Whether you are making use of LAN or WAN setups, you should closely monitor these four aspects of your setup to determine if you truly are safe and secure in your daily operation:
High Speed Fiber
Our fiber coverage currently stretches through most of Gauteng which allows our clients access to world class fiber networks at speeds exceeding 100Mbps. We offer tailor made packages with custom SLA’s to ensure our clients receive only the best speeds and uptime.
Whether your branch office is in Cape Town or Bloemfontein, our VPN solutions allow secure connections bringing your business closer together. By implementing networking between sites your business can centralize infrastructure and services saving you money while improving your collaboration between sites.
Need to keep your staff focused on the task at hand? Our firewall solutions allow for web filtering on a per-user basis ensuring that services such as Facebook and Twitter don’t distract your staff from their work.
With the threat from hackers becoming a larger problem every year most businesses require IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) to keep their business secrets safe inside their network. Our certified engineers will ensure that your network is protected at all times.
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