Networking, Engineering & Design
A network strategy must be carefully developed, just like any other business strategy. BEK Business Solutions can help you prepare your network strategy using proven consulting methodologies. Here are a few examples:
The starting point for most network consulting engagements is a network assessment. There are many reasons to consider a network assessment. A network assessment could be focused on identifying network bottlenecks and the root causes for network performance problems. Other reasons for a network assessment include concerns about network reliability, redundancy or security. Perhaps your network is operating well today, but you would like to know whether it will support a new Internet web application your company is planning to deploy.
Network Equipment Evaluation
BEK Business Solutions can help you evaluate network equipment from different network vendors. While there are many excellent network equipment vendors, occasionally there are incompatibilities between their products. We also know that feature lists can be lengthy and confusing. We can help you select the equipment that provides the features you need and supports your overall network design.
LAN Design & Installation
BEK Business Solutions can help you upgrade your current LAN for greater bandwidth and reliability or install a totally new LAN for a new facility. BEK can tailor a cost-effective design using the latest LAN technologies, such as gigabit ethernet and layer-three switching. BEK has design experience with high-speed gigabit-ethernet switches from Cisco, HP, 3COM, Nortel, and others.
BEK Business Solutions can guide you through the many security issues associated with connecting your business to the public Internet. These include:
- Choosing the best firewall for your organization
- Firewall logging and logfile analysis
- Content filtering (block access to non-business web sites)
- Protecting your web server(s)
- Protecting your Email system from spam and viruses
- Intrusion detection
- Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections to other company locations, to business partners, or to home-officed employees
Once an Internet security plan has been developed for your organization, BEK can perform the necessary design and installation activities. We have extensive hands-on installation experience with Cisco PIX and NetScreen firewalls, as well as other leading security equipment.