All companies are live and thrive off of technology. They use it to stay organized, and be competitive with others. Every company in any industry has a main goal: to increase business productivity. In order to accomplish this, they must implement proper network infrastructure. Without the proper infrastructure in place, companies cannot guarantee the protection, confidentiality, and integrity of their data.
Following are the four components of a solid business network, each of which must be configured to work together:
Firewalls should be an organization’s first line of defense against the unprotected Internet. Organizations with high-speed Internet access generally leave their networks connected 24/7, and thus, inadvertently allow outsiders access to the network and all its data. (A good analogy would be leaving the door to your house unlocked all the time.) Without firewall protection, this open access presents a potential loss exposure. Hardware firewalls are the only way to effectively eliminate would-be trespassers and security threats. (In simple terms, a firewall is the lock on a door that keeps out unwanted guests.)
A backup copy is the first step in protecting data from disasters Backup solutions are a vital component of an organization’s network infrastructure and disaster recovery plan. A properly configured backup solution enables companies to recover their data in the event of a disaster, including those caused by natural events, terrorist attacks, user/human error, and computer viruses such as the recent Nimda, Badtrans and Goner viruses.
Anti-virus solutions, when configured properly, provide extreme value to organizations, as they reduce virus threats that can negatively affect costs and system uptime. Viruses may destroy data and severely limit the ability of an organization to operate. An effective anti-virus solution must be configured and managed via the organization’s production server, which will work to protect all local installations in the network at one point in time.
In today’s fast-paced business environment, e-mail has become a mission-critical communications application. Successful organizations must have the electronic tools to create, store, and share information, both internally and externally. E-mail greatly increases employee efficiency and productivity by allowing users to communicate with large numbers of people in a time-efficient manner.
Today, more than ever, technology is crucial for a company to survive and function. Technology should not be undermined as it should be considered the foundation for any company’s success. In addition, network infrastructure is important to take into consideration. Its maintenance return of investment will equal to increased business productivity.
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