Whilst some organisations are in one location, many are not, and when business becomes spread across different locations, be they across the UK or the world the task of managing and securing the IT systems becomes more complex and challenging.
Virtual Private Networks, or VPN’s are private network running over public networks, secured by encryption. The best part is, that by using a public network (the Internet) you can establish a VPN on anything from a simple broadband line, no expensive private networks required
Imagine being in a room of people who all speak English, and only you and one other person can speak Spanish, no one else understands Spanish, so you could talk to each other, or even shout to each other across the room without anyone being able to understand what you are saying or eavesdrop on your conversation, that is in essence how a VPN works.
Sherr Technologies experienced team can design and deploy a VPN which will allow your remote sites to communicate safely and securely with your central office IT systems, updates to your systems, policies, data and other elements of your system can be updated securely from one location, redcuing the operational costs and support costs of your IT systems, whilst vastly improving its manageability.
Some organisations, despite their geographic reach may have insufficient resources to host such a network at their head office, or the cost is prohibitive. Sherr Technologies provide a hosted VPN infrastructure, built on Cisco technology, to our clients as part of our Virtual Infrastructure Platform (VIP) solution, our datacentres act as a hub for their VPN, a central point where all VPN traffic can terminate.
Sherr Technologies can provide the fast bandwidth necessary to host the core of your VPN, so the cost of internet connections at your remote sites can be reduced. In one recent migration to our VIP platform the client had one of its remote sites hosting the VPN and acting as the core of their infrastructure. As you can imagine this site struggled, even with expensive internet connectivity and was ill equipped to support the rest of the remote sites. By switiching to a VPN solution seamlessly deployed by our team of Cisco engineers as part of our Virtual Infrastructure Platform (VIP) they were able to reduce costs and get a more stable IT infrastructure across all sites.
VPN solutions are ideal for many business sectors, especially retail, so if your business is struggling to manage its remote sites and would like a cost-effective solution to simplify the management of your IT systems, please contact our team so we can create your own borderless network