Small Business WAN Best Practices

Today networks are critical to the operation and innovation of business organizations, workforce productivity is built on the expectation of nonstop access to communications and resources. The primary role of the WAN is to interconnect primary site and remote-site LANs. As networks become more complex in order to meet the needs of any device, any…

What is Software Defined Networking and how does it benefit my network?

  SD WAN is networking technology aimed at making the network as agile and flexible as a virtual server and storage infrastructure of a data center. More simply it is a method of leveraging the benefits of cloud, the bandwidth of broadband and existing WAN infrasructure to more efficiently and cost effectively transmit data from…

When to Consider SD WAN for Connectivity

The enterprise network (WAN) has transitioned from dedicated TDM circuits with Frame Relay and ATM, to Packet-over-SONET, and now to MPLS and Ethernet-access services. However, two things have remained constant, WAN bandwidth can be expensive in certain rural markets and provisioning WAN services can take a long time. SD WANor Software Defined Wide Area Networking…

What is SD WAN?

SD WAN stands for Software Defined Wide area networking. SD WAN allows multi-site businesses to leverage hybrid network solutions without sacrificing the performance and reliability of their MPLS network at a lower cost. SD WAN allows you to dynamically route traffic across a variety of different network technologies such as DSL, Cable, and Fiber enabling…

What is VPN?

A VPN or virtual private network is an encrypted tunnel between your LAN (local area network) and the public internet. A VPN can mask your IP address so your online actions are virtually untraceable. Business VPN’s safeguard the information employees send and recieve online and protect their Internet connections from unauthorized intrusion. Security Many businesses…

MPLS – Why it’s a great Time to Scale your Network

Companies have relied on MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) to create secure, private networks using IP technology. Packets are routed securely across the providers network to connect users and branch offices. Companies can reach the network across the US and even internationally and the service provider manages routing and traffic prioritization.

How to build a secure WAN

If you have two or more branch office locations you need a Wide Area Network (WAN) to connect them. WAN connections vary in bandwidth depending on your needs, and may be set up as a direct/private connection such as MPLS, and Metro Ethernet or a virtual network connection (VPN) using the Internet. No matter which…

What is Digital Transformation?

Digital Transformation is using digital technology to solve traditional problems. It is using digital solutions that improve innovation and creativity rather than just enhance or support existing traditional methods. Its integrating digital technology into all areas of your business, fundamentally changing how you operate and deliver value to your clients.