Computer hardware and software are the most easily identifiable part of your IT infrastructure and are among your most important business assets. We will design scalable LAN (local area network) and WAN (wide area network) to meet your specific current and future needs. We also help you find the right programs, firewalls, and spam filters, to run and protect your business.
When it comes to looking at WAN in terms of hardware and software it is important to know what it stands for and what it does. WAN is an acronym for Wide Area Network and is essentially a communications network that spreads across a very specific geographical area. In some cases, it can be spread over a single city, single state, or just, one specific country. WANs can also be either public or private depending on your needs. WANs and WLANs are essentially the same, and WAN is oftentimes used to describe a Wireless Local Area Network.
What Does a WAN do?
The easiest way to explain what this hardware and software can do for your business is to think about the internet as a whole. Essentially this would create the largest WAN in the world. The internet can be classified as a WAN because it helps to connect smaller Local Area Networks (LANs) and Metro Area Networks through the use of multiple internet service providers. Regardless of the distance between these networks, the result is always the same in that it works to give smaller networks from different locations the ability to connect and communicate with one another.
We briefly mentioned LANs, also known as local area networks are much smaller networks when you compare them to a WAN. A LAN will only cover a small area such as a building, single site, a single room, or an office. The majority of LANs will use an ethernet protocol in order to control how the information moves from one machine to another throughout the given network.
Because wireless connectivity has become more prominent more and more LANs are becoming wireless too! Wi-Fi is what is used to move the data between machines on WLANs, however, they can also operate with Bluetooth too.
When you share data between two connected machine’s you have a LAN. Because the primary function of a LAN is limited to a small area you can have multiple machine’s that operate on a singular LAN.
So…WAN or LAN?
Our team at Businets will discuss what you wish to accomplish with your hardware and software and then determine what system will be best for you! We will make sure your network is of the highest quality and will be there for whatever you may need after the installation.
You Want Reliable Hardware and SaaS
Some companies purchase hardware, software, and computer systems only based on the price, but not all hardware and software is created equal.
High-quality, business-tested equipment just works better and longer. That’s why at Businets we do extensive Research and Development to make sure that what we recommend is the right choice for you and your business.
From the basic components consisting of routers, firewalls, and switches, to your servers, PCs, and other hardware; We will recommend, configure, install, and manage the best equipment for your needs.
We can also assist with the hardware and installation of wireless access points and wireless controllers which enable seamless wireless connectivity throughout your organization. We then help you choose the best software programs to meet your organization’s current and future needs.
We are partners and resellers with leaders in the software industry.
SaaS (Software as a Service)
The idea behind SaaS is that you don’t purchase servers and application software and run them in-house. Instead, you contract with a company with its own server farm, support staff, and software. Your users then access those applications across the Internet.
To keep your business operations running smooth and without distraction, we have partnered with several companies to provide businesses and organizations with spam filtering, mail archiving, data backups, and anti-virus protection.
We help select, install and configure various SAAS programs including, but not limited to Office 365, Barracuda Backup, GFI Archiving, Reflection Anti-Spam, and Viper Anti-Virus. Businets will preserve and migrate your data when transitioning to any of these products.
If you are ready to take a deeper look at your hardware and software with professional help, contact our team at Businets today! We are here to help you with all of your internet technology needs!