New Network Solutions For The Office

Written By Sam on 26 May 2012
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Most businesses quickly see the benefit of maintaining a secure network within an office or between different locations. The centralization of data and services creates an efficient environment that makes mistakes caused by versioning or revisions less likely to occur. A central business network can also make it easier for different departments to interact accurately. The latest technology has made high-volume networks faster, more secure and easier to modify over time.

MPLS

Multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) is a networking technology that seeks to unify and simplify the transmission of data packets across a network. Networks that implement MPLS are capable of defining direct routes between nodes without using a complex address lookup scheme. This can increase the speed of data across the network while also making it very easy to scale the system upwards when needed. MPLS is designed to work on top of existing protocols and can be used to bind together different network systems under a single manageable and reliable transport method that avoids many of the bottlenecks of other protocols.

Private Networks

The development of advanced encryption algorithms and multi-layer virtual private networks (VPNs) has made it possible to provide private networking solutions through wireless connectivity. This makes it possible to establish a cloud-based private network that can be accessed from any location and with any device that can run VPN software. Employees who can access data and software as a service (Saas) applications without relying on a single workstation can become much more efficient while maintaining information security in sensitive environments like a healthcare institution. The newest VPN technology can also stabilize wireless connections and increase the data transfer rates within a business.

ASA

The development of adaptive security appliances (ASAs) that are context-aware has increased the security of connections within a business network. This technology allows a network administrator to customize security settings based on the user, the area of the network in use, the policies of individual firewalls within the network and even the external destinations of packets. This creates a business environment where thousands of different settings can be combined to keep intruders firmly outside of the network while still allowing internal employees to have access to services and websites that are needed to perform their jobs.

Some of the newest network solutions are inevitably going to involve wireless and cloud-based technologies. The increasing number of SaaS vendors and the changing business models of many of the most traditional computer companies will drive the development of new devices that are optimized to work with data and applications that are delivered directly across a fast and secure private network.

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