Network Equipment, Internet Circuits, and Security
When was the last time you thought about your network equipment, circuits, and security?
Out-of-date business circuit systems are often overlooked and can end up being one of the largest drains of company resources. If you’re looking to cut business costs, this is one of the easiest places to start.
What Is an Internet Circuit?
Internet circuits are what you use to connect to the internet and access the cloud. This connection is achieved by circuits (wired cables).
Your internet circuits are an essential element of your business’ success. Without a proper and effective circuit setup, you cannot connect to the internet or even use your phones. There are a variety of internet circuit types out there for you to consider based on your specific company needs and Edge Insights will help you find the option that is best for you.
You’ll know it’s time to update your internet circuits if:
- Your internet connection is slow or lagging
- You want to reduce your network service costs
- You are switching to cloud based services
Benefits of Moving to the Cloud
The way businesses are structured has shifted dramatically in recent years. Now, many businesses, regardless of size or industry, are seeing the benefits of cloud systems for remote and in office employees alike. Utilizing the cloud has an impact on your internet circuit as well.
Utilizing cloud based systems, programs, and storage solutions helps businesses stay connected, regardless of where their employees are. Cloud based services also eliminate a business’ need for bulky hardware that can quickly become obsolete and physical storage space demands.
Using the cloud increases bandwidth optimization and ensures you’re receiving the maximum quality of service from your provider. Bandwidth affects everything from internet speed, phone connection, and even security camera clarity. The cloud allows your internet circuit systems to be less overloaded and can help you connect to the internet quicker and reduce load time for a variety of devices.
Benefits of SD-WAN vs MPLS
MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) is a hardware, circuit based data system that relies on routers and labels to direct network traffic. SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide-Area Networking) is a software based data system that can use multiple methods to direct network traffic. The key difference between MPLS and SD-WAN based networks is that SD-WAN networks do not need physical hardware to operate or scale network growth.
SD-WAN networks can provide faster internet connection, increased reliability and scalability, remain current and updated, and reduce cost by eliminating dated hardware and private circuit lines.
Regardless if you have employees working in an office together or spaced out across the country, upgrading to a holistic SD-WAN network system will increase your business productivity and reduce your overall cost at the same time.
Reduce Your Telecom and Cloud Services Costs
Existing internet circuits should be reviewed every two years. We also recommend a tech refresh of your existing firewall and network be done at the same time as a circuit review to ensure you are utilizing any increased throughput.
When you work with Edge Insights to find telecom and cloud service providers, we guarantee your service rates will be competitively priced and your bandwidth speeds meet your business needs. Edge Insights will work with providers on your behalf to take advantage of service offerings bundling security, network, telephony, and circuits into a single service to ensure you get the best possible deal.
Additionally, when you switch your network system from MPLS to SD-WAN, our tier-one service providers handle your network appliance, circuits, and security themselves so you can get back to focusing on your business growth.