Router, Firewall & VPN

"Should I consider changing the router / firewall I received from my broadband supplier?  What is a VPN?"

If your requirements are straight-forward then the router supplied by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) will be more than adequate.  However as your network complexity increases then you may need to consider replacing it.  Didn't know you could replace it? Well you can and it is more commonplace than you may think.  Sometimes the broadband router / firewall supplied by an ISP just isn't very good. They are often built to a low budget and consequently can be poor in terms of performance and limited in features.

It is common practice for businesses to replace the ISP's router with a product which can:

  • Enhance the performance of your network (did you know the router may be slowing your network down?)
  • Provide additional features such as Virtual Private Network (VPN) support - a VPN allows secure encrytped access from outside your network.  This is ideal if working from home or at a public wifi zone.
  • Offer additional network options such as Virtual LANs (VLANs) - a VLAN provides another network which can be used to separate parts of a larger network.
  • Provide new capabilities.

Each of these has distinct benefits which will ensure your network is as safe, as resilient and as capable as it can be.

You don't need an IT department to install, manage and maintain your router/firewall.  We can help you understand your requirements, choose the right products, implement, manage and ensure you get the most from your network.

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