Networking Tailored for your Business
One of the most practical upgrades for any SMB. Have a First Service engineer configure your Intranet for optimal performance and storage.
Today’s networks can take multiple forms. A local infrastructure (a LAN or Local Area Network) is sometimes required for multi-user or legacy software but there are other options, full cloud and mixed/hybrid, to consider.
A combination of LAN technology and Cloud infrastructure. Certain tasks and hardware can be relegated to off-site locations, potentially saving valuable revenue. Meanwhile local infrastructure can be used to control business critical tasks and legacy software.
There is no single piece of hardware that turns a group of computers into a network, but rather a number of integral pieces that work together. Switches, servers, clients, wiring, firewalls, VPN’s, routers, hubs, modems and networking cards work together to form a cohesive group. We call them “networks” for a reason.
Modems & Routers
These are the facilitators of the user end of the network. Modems give you access to the internet through an ISP (internet service provider) while the router is responsible for broadcasting service to devices. These are usually the only components someone will have in a home network.
Switches & Hubs
Switches and hubs are a class of hardware responsible for breaking up the signals going acround a network. Hubs take information input and broadcast to any device attached. Whereas a Switch is an intelligent hub, sending the signal only where it needs to go.
Firewalls with VPNs
This piece of tech is integral to safe networking and is usually considered security hardware. Firewalls protect your network from exterior threats, while Virtual Private Networks (VPN) allow employees to securely and remotely access the network. VPNs are usually integrated into a firewall.