As hundreds of millions of workers around the country set up shop in their spare bedrooms or dining tables during the pandemic lockdown, many organizations are struggling to adapt to an avalanche of remote workers connecting to their networks.
Video conferencing, online chats, streaming and instant messaging on top of emails are becoming mainstream and using lots of bandwidth. While some organizations were prepared to handle the increased bandwidth stress, others are experiencing slow performance and session drops on a frequent basis.
When the world returns to normal, working virtually will likely play a much more prominent role in our lives, as will other platforms that allow us to collaborate online versus in-person. They are no longer viewed as just a temporary workaround. They are the future of work. Are you ready?
Take this quick stress test:
- When moving 100+ employees to work from home, was your infrastructure capable of providing secure connections for anytime, anyplace communications?
- Could your traditional WAN support the new wave of digital devices connecting to your network from outside your firewall?
- Was your network resilient to provide reliable uptime and high bandwidth availability and clear voice quality?
- Were video conference calls experiencing choppy jitter and latency?
- Did dropped calls have an impact on business revenue and customer experiences?
- Did your network provide adequate security at the endpoint level?
The Dynamic Trio – UCaaS, SD-WAN and Endpoint Security
At Magna5, we are helping futureproof IT infrastructures for organizations to support the high demand of speed and bandwidth for online video, voice and cloud applications along with security protection to minimize risks. Whether upgrading existing technologies or replacing aging equipment and security posture with cloud-based innovation, managed IT services from Magna5 can help you connect teams across the country for anywhere, anytime collaboration.
Unified Communications-as-a-Service integrates phone, instant messaging, video conferencing and voicemail applications together onto a unified, cloud platform. Fully managed by Magna5’s team of experts, UCaaS lets you connect with employees or customers from the road, from home, at any branch office or anywhere business takes you. It’s the best way to innovate for anywhere, anytime collaboration without the fuss.
SD-WAN gives remote and branch office workers the necessary bandwidth they need with automatic options to protect against network outages. Using low-cost edge devices at each remote or branch location connected to our cloud gateways, Magna5 provides full visibility into an organization’s network voice traffic and bandwidth usage. Real-time traffic orchestration and remediation ensures failover to the best available circuit to improve voice quality and avoid downtime of critical applications.
Endpoint Security provides organizations with assurance their endpoints and the network they are connecting to are secure no matter where your workforce is located. We unify prevention, detection and incident response into a singular service backed by our 24/7/365 Operations Center. Available in multiple bundles, you can choose from patch management, attack detection and active threat hunting with behavioral monitoring, complete visibility into the endpoint environment and real-time remediation.
Let us help you on your journey to anywhere, anytime collaboration. Schedule a consultation with our experts.
Mike Penn joined Magna5 as Senior Content Developer. His role is to bring to life stories that inspire or inject clarity in how managed services and emerging trends can be applied to help organizations operate better and more efficiently.