Connectivity

Connectivity is the ability for users and devices to link with other users and devices to share and access business applications and data.  A wired or wireless network provides this connectivity.  The network in your office is known as a local area network.  Connecting two or more locations together is known as a wide area network.

 

The type of connectivity implemented and thus its performance, reliability and operational costs will depend on various factors:

 

  • Communication media: wired or wireless technologies
  • Communication protocols: Ethernet, internet, etc.
  • Scale: personal area network, local area network, storage area network, backbone network, wide area network and virtual private network
  • Organisation scope: intranet, extranet and internet
  • Hardware components: network interface cards, hubs, bridges, switches, routers and firewalls

Your security needs will also play a key factor in the choice of solution and equipment – which will increase as access to your business data goes from internal access in the local office, to remote working and third-party access.

 

Tek-nology Solutions has designed and implemented solutions for clients since 1999 from a single office network to multi-site networks across the UK, and overseas.

 

Technologies and solutions include:

 

  • Structured cabling
  • Edge and core network switching
  • VLAN
  • Wireless (WiFi)
  • Routing and Firewall
  • VPN
  • Remote Access
  • Broadband – ADSL and SDSL
  • Leased Line – site-to-site and internet

 

Vendors and Products

  • Switches: HP, Netgear

  • WiFi: Aruba, SonicWall, Netgear

  • Firewalls and VPN: Check Point, SonicWall, StoneSoft

  • Remote Access: Citrix, Aventail

  • Connectivity - Broadband, Leased Lines: Easynet, BT, Virgin

 
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