Until quite recently organisations would host their key applications within one or more Corporate LAN’s (Local Area Networks) operating at gigabit speeds, and linking together the corporate PC’s and laptops with internal server farms. Geographically spread organisations would tie their multiple LAN’s together with WAN’s (Wide Area Networks) using VPN or MPLS technology.
Today’s network environment is much more complex. Managed and secure wireless connectivity is now a widespread requirement for mobile phones and tablets, not only for staff, but also customers and even the public.
Network speeds for LAN’s and WAN’s are also increasing, with 10G, 40G and even 100G Network architectures being commonly deployed as technology advances and costs reduce, and as one of Wales leading ISP’s we can advise on the latest developments and options.
Network devices are becoming more diverse and complex, and the IoT (Internet of Things) introduces new security risks from ever more intelligent devices such as CCTV cameras, climate control systems and even light switches with their own firmware and operating systems, updates and vulnerabilities.
Even issues such as managing Microsoft and Apple updates whilst maintaining network latency and throughput can provide a challenge as changes become more frequent and urgent.