Over the years, we have helped our customers connect hundreds of offices together, to the internet or their core servers located in data centres. The technologies have changed over the years but the principals have remained the same.
Dedicated links where your telecoms partner installs specific hardware and routes through their own backbone network that is installed in the local telephone exchanges.
- Use generic internet connections and then install your own equipment to build a virtual private network between your offices.
- Each user has VPN software on their PC or device and the connection is made directly to your core infrastructure.
- There are no right or wrong solutions and we have happily mixed all three options together into a single network for our customers over the years. What is key is understanding your requirements, both now and in the future so that the most suitable option is selected.
If you are putting a backup solution in place as well, mixing both dedicated and generic connections at locations gives you better resilience in the event of a single supplier having a major outage.
We have worked with a wide variety of firewall hardware manufacturers and network providers over the years and we are happy to work with your current technology and suppliers. We are also a WatchGuard Silver partner and have a number of key partner network suppliers that we can introduce you to as well. Whichever is most appropriate, we can help you maximise performance, resilience and obtain great pricing.