No matter whether it's wired or wireless, Acuative can provide a complete managed LAN solution to make your workplace more productive.

Local Area Networks (LAN) play an important role in ensuring the stability and performance of all applications within the company. However, managing a large number of LAN ports and WLAN access points is expensive and time-consuming. As networks continue to grow in complexity, Acuative can deliver end-to-end managed LAN solutions utilizing the latest technology.

The end-to-end solution includes deployment, proactive monitoring, reporting of SLA and technical metrics, updates and on-site support, available globally.

Acuative offer the following advantages:

  • Single source provider - from procurement to operations and protection of the entire network
  • Reduced operating costs - through intelligent allocation of VLANs based on user information
  • Accountability and Visibility - centralized monitoring and alarming for smooth operation, troubleshooting, and capacity management
  • Optimization - combining the ideal people, processes, tools and platforms for your business 
  • Highest security and performance levels - through the latest cyber defense tools and network design

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MANAGED WIFI

Our cloud-based Managed Wi-Fi service fits all types of Wireless LAN (WLAN) needs including branch offices, stores, large facilities and distributed multi-site organizations.

Our expertise provides the following benefits:

  • Designed for high density Wi-Fi use 
  • Scalable to meet growing demand
  • Ability to securely handle multiple WiFi networks including company operations and guest WiFi
  • Fully managed service

What is Managed Wi-Fi?

Managed Wi-Fi is a complementary service that extends the benefits of Managed LAN to wireless networking. It involves the design, deployment, and management of Wi-Fi networks to provide seamless and secure wireless connectivity for your employees, guests, and IoT devices. Rapid troubleshooting minimizes disruptions, ensuring operational continuity. Moreover, fortified data protection measures safeguard against cyber threats effectively. Its adaptability caters to diverse business landscapes, accommodating various scales and complexities. Through Managed Wi-Fi, organizational connectivity is optimized, enhancing workflow efficiency and user experience across the board.

What is a LAN?

LAN illustrationLAN, which stands for Local Area Network, is a network infrastructure that connects devices within a limited geographical area, such as an office building, campus, or branch location. It enables efficient communication and resource sharing among computers, printers, servers, and other networked devices. LANs are essential for facilitating internal communications, accessing shared resources, and supporting business operations.

Managed LAN vs. In-House Solutions

When deciding between Managed LAN services and in-house network management, businesses must weigh the benefits and drawbacks of each approach. Here's a balanced comparison to help you make an informed decision:

In-House Solutions:

  • Control and Customization: In-house network management offers businesses greater control and customization over their LAN infrastructure. This can be advantageous for organizations with unique requirements or strict compliance needs.

  • Immediate Access to IT Staff: With in-house solutions, businesses have immediate access to internal IT staff who are intimately familiar with the organization's network environment. This can facilitate quicker response times to network issues and changes.

  • Long-term Cost Considerations: While in-house solutions may offer immediate cost savings, businesses must consider long-term costs associated with maintaining an internal IT team, upgrading hardware and software, and ensuring expertise remains up-to-date.

Managed LAN Services:

  • Expertise and Efficiency: Managed LAN services offer access to specialized network engineers and technicians, ensuring LAN infrastructure is designed, deployed, and maintained to industry standards. This expertise often proves cost-effective compared to maintaining an in-house team.

  • Focus on Strategic Initiatives: Outsourcing LAN management allows internal IT staff to focus on strategic initiatives and core business functions, rather than routine maintenance tasks. This can lead to improved efficiency and innovation within the organization.

  • 24/7 Support and Proactive Monitoring: Managed LAN providers offer round-the-clock support and proactive monitoring, minimizing downtime and disruption to business operations. Service level agreements (SLAs) provide assurance of uptime and performance.

  • Scalability and Flexibility: Managed LAN services are scalable and adaptable to evolving business needs, such as expansion or technology upgrades. This flexibility enables businesses to stay agile in a dynamic environment.

Ultimately, the decision between Managed LAN services and in-house solutions depends on factors such as budget, resources, scalability requirements, and the organization's strategic objectives. Consulting with IT professionals like Acuative and evaluating the specific needs of your business can help determine the most suitable approach.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: What is included in Managed LAN services?
Our Managed LAN services include network design, configuration, monitoring, maintenance, security management, and 24/7 support.

Q: How does Managed LAN differ from traditional LAN management?
Managed LAN involves outsourcing network management to a third-party provider, whereas traditional LAN management is typically handled in-house by your IT staff. Managed LAN offers expertise, scalability, and cost savings benefits.

Q: Can Managed LAN services be customized to fit my business needs?
Yes, we offer customizable Managed LAN solutions tailored to meet the specific requirements of your business, including size, industry, compliance, and growth projections.

Q: Is Managed LAN suitable for small businesses?
Yes, our Managed LAN services are suitable for businesses of all sizes, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). We offer scalable solutions that can grow with your business.

Q: How do I get started with Managed LAN services?
Getting started is easy! Simply contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our network experts. We'll assess your LAN requirements and provide customized solutions to meet your needs.

Contact us today to learn more about how our Managed LAN services can help optimize your network infrastructure and streamline your business operations.

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