Having canvassed several options, Cory soon settled on what he describes as Brennan’s “highly competitive” proposal for a Private IP Wide Area Network (WAN).
Able to seamlessly link Strandbags locations across Australia and New Zealand, the Private IP WAN would deliver secure, managed networking with 24/7 support.
Based on Brennan’s close analysis of Strandbags various requirements, Cory says that the resulting network roll-out was “Quick and pain-free,” with the promised implementation delivered over a short timeframe.
Now providing enterprise-wide communications throughout the Strandbags operation, the Private IP solution also has the added benefit of allowing their mobile workers to connect with internal systems. As more stores get added to the Strandbags chain, new nodes are an easy addition to the network’s adaptive environment.
In conjunction with Brennan’s around-the-clock monitoring, the Private IP solution maintains high network service levels across Strandbags’ systems, resulting in network reliability that Cory describes as “Extremely dependable.”
Since the Private IP solution’s implementation, Brennan has also further consulted with Strandbags to deliver additional network services. A highly effective Cisco ASA firewall is now in place to help secure the network from internet threats; Cisco switches also permit Cory to examine all incoming and outgoing data.
Complementing this, an advanced ‘content keeper’ allows Cory to create policies for staff internet access while also monitoring his bandwidth costs with an eye on minimising unnecessary traffic.