Any IT arrangement whereby one or more computers and peripheral devices are connected is known as a network.
There are various different network configurations and choosing the right one for your business, school or organisation is critical to deliver the most efficient and secure IT communications system possible.
Coming from a small business background, we fully understand the needs and challenges of IT networking at this scale although we can set up networks for larger organisations too.
LANS, WANS and VPNs
Most businesses and public organisations will need a LAN (Local Area Network). These tend to be confined to one building and mainly use wired cables for fast, low cost communication between PCs, printers, storage devices and other office IT equipment.
The number of connected devices can range from two to more than a thousand and it is also possible to set up wireless versions (WLANS).
For remote access to your organisation’s applications and data, you will likely need to set up a virtual private network (VPN). This normally uses the internet but creates a virtual tunnel connection to ensure security while opening up access to remote employees.
In all cases, we can handle all cabling, access control, configuration and testing to ensure your network is fit for purpose.
Wide Area Networks (WANs) are set up by larger organisations or businesses with multiple locations. They connect multiple smaller networks using leased lines or packet switching technologies.
Different Network Configurations
The two main categories of network configuration are the traditional server-client model whereby client workstations request services from one or more central servers, and peer-to-peer networks, with all devices on the network acting as both server and client.
The type of network configuration you need for your business or organisation will depend on many factors which we will be happy to discuss with you to ensure you are making the right decision.
Discuss your Network Needs with Limbtec
Given the importance of IT services to enterprises of all sizes, choosing the right network type and configuration for your specific needs will be one of the most important business decisions you ever make. Limbtec will help you to make that decision and to design, implement and manage it efficiently.
Tailored Network Maintenance
No computer network will continue to serve you reliably and securely without regular planned maintenance. In addition to setting up your network, Limbtec can provide you with a fixed price, tailored maintenance package suitable for your business needs and budget.