Solving the Networking Challenges of Remote Sites July 03, 2018 Networking false Managing a network infrastructure across multiple locations comes with a set of specific challenges that single-location operations don’t have to consider. When a business looks to deliver products and services in locations closer to its customers, it needs to provide the same level of network support at each of its locations that other types of companies only need to support at a single site. Here are four of the most common challenges and proven solutions for this kind of network management. Duplicating the headquarters experience – In today’s world of travelling leadership and mobile workers, a common complaint is: “I can’t do things in the field that I can do at headquarters!” or “This is so slow in the field compared to HQ!” If a company expects work to be done in the field or across its locations, the network needs to enable the same Quality of Service everywhere. A managed networking service is the best way to ensure consistent speed and access. Overseeing employee access – Granting and revoking network access at a single location is a walk in the park compared to the complexity of supporting employee access across many sites. IT needs the ability to make changes quickly and accurately. This is where SD-WAN services are most helpful because they can integrate effortlessly with HR systems and pass user location data automatically based on a master system of record. Securing multiple branches – Firewalls are critical for corporate security, but a single, massive firewall across multiple locations can be unwieldy to manage and vulnerable to attacks across the system. SD-WAN helps with these needs too. Instead of depending on a single firewall to protect the network with all traffic funneling through a single headquarters location, local firewalls can be implemented at remote sites and kept current with SD-WAN integrations. Managing network complexity – At points where the corporate network touches the public network, management is crucial. VPN access, dangerous site prevention, IDS/IPS, Anti-Virus and more all need to be implemented, managed and monitored. Protecting network assets across a single location is difficult enough, but as these touch points grow in number and the negative attack culture gains strength, network management grows ever more complex. Businesses everywhere are using SD-WAN solutions to protect thousands of sites like this every day. For more information about how HughesONTM SD-WAN solutions can help you manage your corporate network across multiple locations – whether a few or a few hundred – click here. Categories See All SD-WAN (48) Networking (19) Retail Technology (15) Managed Security (11) Conference (7) EMV (7) SASE (6) Digital Media (5) WiFi Analytics (4) Managed Services (3) Edge Computing (3) SCS (1) Popular Blogs Two Strategies to Address Top CIO ConcernsAug 25, 2020 Who Can You Trust? Enterprise Security and Zero-Trust ApproachesSep 3, 2020 Why Not Test Drive a Managed SD-WAN Solution?Sep 10, 2020 The Self-Healing Powers of ML and AISep 15, 2020 What We Learned About the Edge and Edge Computing from Innovation DaySep 24, 2020 Related Posts See All Top 5 Reasons to Consider an MSP October 26, 2020 7 Technology Tips for Today’s Digitally Dependent Restaurant Environment Tim Tang, Director, Enterprise Solutions October 22, 2020 Why Not Test Drive a Managed SD-WAN Solution? September 10, 2020 SD-WAN Fit Points: Service Levels and Partnerships Jeff Bradbury Nick Coval June 11, 2020 Teleworking Is Showing How Managed SD-WAN Will Improve Remote Site Connectivity Tim Tang, Director, Enterprise Solutions May 14, 2020 ENJOY THIS POST? This blog was featured in the September edition of our newsletter. Provide your email below to receive a monthly round-up of what’s happening in the world of connectivity! First Name Last Name Email Company Campaign ID CAPTCHA This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.