Computer Network Consulting and Design Services

Network Services and Consulting

Consulting: Mikrotik; Cisco; Juniper; Ubiquity

Routers are essential for internal and external data communication. When properly configured, they facilitate speedy and secure communication to your clients and vendors while blocking external attacks on a network.

LAN switches are offten necessary for expanding a network and to reduce collision domains. Choosing the proper switch for your network is key to optimized data transfer performance.

Strategic Networks can evaluate your current or potential network infrastructure and provide recommendations for appropriate hardware configurations to enhance your ability to communicate and do business in your office and online. If you are looking to incorporate remote users or offices with access to the main NW, ask us about setting up a virtual private network (VPN).

Router Considerations

If your business is already medium sized (10-50 networked devices; e.g. pc's, servers, printers, routers, etc.) or planning to reach that point, purchasing a business class router should be a consideration. While consumer grade routers can get some of the job done. They still have some drawbacks when it comes to security, scalability and reliability. Here are some benefits you may see from a business class router:

  • Virtual Private Network (VPN - Including SSL) configuration and extensibility. Allowing for more remote users and sites to share a network.

  • Security: Customizable Firewall

  • Multiple WAN ports: Allowing for multiple ISP connections for increasing available bandwidth, redundancy and connecting from different ISP providers. If one connection drops, the other is ready to continue providing connections to the internet or remote sites/users.

  • Multiple physical networks. Allows for separation of data reach. For example, one network may haveaccess to the internet, while another does not. As well, one network may communicate with another network, while another is blocked.

  • Quality of Service (QoS): Bandwidth control; Data prioritization (e.g. voice; printing; internet).

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Protocols: SSL tunneling (SSTP); Point to Point Tunneling (PPTP); Layer 2 Tunneling (L2TP); IPsec

Services offered:

  • Manage existing VPN configuration

  • Implement VPN within your organization

  • Set up multi-site communication as needed (home and office)

Using a VPN allows for remote users and sites to share a network as if they were all in the same office.
If this is something you have been considering, let us know. We will have your remote users communicating in no time.

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)

Consulting: Asterisk; Cisco; Grandstream

Whether you need to maintain an existing system or are considering a VoIP system installation/upgrade, Strategic Networks will get the job done.