Networking between distributed offices allows common data resources
to be shared and consolidated in a central location.
Sites can be linked using leased lines, ISDN or by
using a VPN to transfer data across the Internet. Leased lines are
still quite expensive and are generally only used by larger companies.
ISDN is comparatively slow and can also be expensive if the lines are
used for long periods of time. xDSL and cable modem broadband internet
connections are fast and offer a continuous link for a relatively low
cost. Secure links can be established over the Internet by using a VPN
A VPN utilizes sophisticated encryption and encapsulation technology
to allow data to be securely transmitted across the Internet. Remote
workers and branch offices can establish network connections from any
location using their local Internet connection. This solution can be
used with standard dial-up access but is particularly effective with
high speed broadband Internet connections..
The VPN forms an integral feature of many firewall systems.
Compupros Unlimited can provide a range of IPSec, PPTP
and VPN solutions including the
SonicWALL Firewall system.
To reduce traffic
between sites, the servers at each location can hold frequently
accessed data and be periodically synchronized with a central server.
Data that is only required occasionally can be retrieved when needed
across WAN connections.
Compupros Unlimited can advise on the most effective
WAN solution for your business and deploy the necessary infrastructure
to link your systems together.