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Why choose Peplink or Pepwave hardware for your business?

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Monday, 07 May 2012

Why choose Peplink or Pepwave hardware for your business?

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Peplink Balance routers are enterprise grade solutions covering everything from home users to large corporations. Peplink Balance routers can support up to 13 WAN connections for unparalleled reliability and 24/7 run-time, which is key if losing Internet connectivity costs your company time and money. Managing each link on the network is simplified by Peplink's easy to use outbound policy management and multiple load balance algorithms. Below you'll find some Peplink Balance key features that will allow you to gain complete control over your network network environment.

(Check out some of Pepwave/Peplink's customers:)
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pro_load_balance.jpgProfessional Load Balancing:

The entry level Peplink models (Balance 20, 30) support five load balance algorithms and higher end models (Balance 210, 310, 380, 580, 710, 1350) support seven algorithms. These algorithms allow you to fine tune each network connection and ensure you have complete redundancy. You can easily setup specific connections for VPN traffic, VOIP or PBX systems and have other connections handle web traffic.

Ultimate WAN management also ensures that you'll be using the least expensive connections at your office. For example, you can prioritize a Cable/DSL as first priority, 3G/4G modem as a secondary and leave your expensive leased line as a third, forth etc backup or overflow connection!


vpn_lock.jpgComplete VPN Solutions:

Peplink offers industry standard IPSec VPN tunneling and PPTP VPN server capability for secure access between branch offices. Equipment is cross compatible with VPN technology from popular manufactures like Cisco, SonicWALL, Juniper and more. This means you don't need to replace all your equipment and Peplink gear can be easily integrated into an existing infrastructure.

Higher end Peplink models also support Site-to-Site SpeedFusion technology, which allows you to bond and aggregate bandwidth between multiple links. This technology is exclusive to Peplink/Pepwave equipment and would be required at sites where you wish to bond multiple links. SpeedFusion technology allows you to get several cheaper links vs. paying more for a dedicated MPLS line. For example, checkout SumoLogic's story, which allowed them to replaced a dedicated 10/10Mbit line costing them $1,500/mo with a Cable modem and bonded DSL connection for $530/mo giving them 125/25Mbit!

(SpeedFusion Modem Bonding Demo:)

peplink_howitworks.jpgHigh Availability Mode:

In a network environment you can have as many ISP connections as you want, but if something goes wrong with your hardware you'll soon find yourself waiting for a replacement creating downtime. High Availability mode allows you to create a 1+1 Backup Mode, which ensures that your network will remain active in the unlikely event of a hardware failure. 

This specific feature is often utilized in hospitals, schools, banks, military applications and more where you simply can't afford to have equipment fail. The setup is very simple and essentially clones a matching Peplink Balance router with the identical settings of your main production machine. This feature is found on the Peplink Balance 210, 310, 380, 580, 710 and 1350.


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Firewall Features:

Within the Peplink Balance routers you'll find a firewall capable of allowing or denying specific protocols by single addresses, or across the entire network with full event logging. You'll also find intrusion detection and DoS prevention for protection from denial of service attacks on your web server.

What if you already have a firewall in place? Higher end Peplink models starting with the Balance 210 feature a drop-in mode, which allows you to quickly deploy equipment without altering your existing firewall. After enabling drop-in mode place the Peplink Balance router behind your firewall and you can integrate the equipment within 10 minutes!

qos_image.jpgAdvanced QoS Control:

With advanced QoS controls you can easily configure specific applications or protocols to have priority bandwidth. For example you could give your VoIP and WEB high priority while keeping streaming applications at a normal or lower priority. You can also define management, staff and guest users to manage bandwidth as a general group, or create individual bandwidth limits.

QoS settings are also adjustable based on specific ISP's so you can keep the same rules across all connections, or favor specific ISP's for different applications. For example a lower latency connection may be given higher priority for real-time applications where a higher latency connection with more bandwidth is favored for video streaming.


peplink_monitor2.jpgFull bandwidth monitoring and alerts:

With more and more ISP's moving toward tiered based pricing bandwidth is becoming a hot commodity. Peplink Balance routers allow you to easily setup alerts or completely disable a connection after hitting a set amount of bandwidth. The QoS and Load Balance algorithms mentioned earlier allow you to use the expensive links for specific tasks, and the bandwidth monitoring ensures you don't get hit with a large data bill.

Data can be tracked in monthly, daily, hourly and in real-time to get an overview of where your traffic is generated. This can be useful if you notice a spike in data usage from a specific IP address. This could identify an employee wasting company time by streaming video, or identify potential Malware in a computer.

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WLAN Control & Access Points:

The Peplink Balance 380 and above feature a built in WLAN controller, which allows you to easily manage all your Pepwave AP One's. You can control up to 500 Pepwave access points with an enterprise license to control every employee's wireless experience. Pepwave access points can throw out some serious WiFi range too, the AP One has a 630mW radio and can go upwards of 2Watts when powerboost is enabled!

This translates into a wireless range about eight times greater than a typically access point. Below you'll find a video highlighting key features like multiple SSID support, captive portal and individual bandwidth limits. If you prefer you can also read our written review here - Click: Pepwave AP One Review

(Pepwave AP One Video Review:)

Why 3Gstore? 

To help our customers learn about EVDO & routing equipment, we've talked on the phone for hours on end, answered thousands and thousands of emails, and chatted on every imaginable instant-messenging network. Our Cary, Illinois company has been around since 1988, and began focusing its efforts on EVDO and routing solutions in 2004 after they realized that there were few sites providing helpful and honest information about routing and EVDO products and services.

Our product knowledge comes not just from personal experience, but because we've sold and supported so much of the product. In fact, virtually all of our routing equipment is being powered by Peplink/Pepwave equipment like the Balance 310, 380 and Pepwave Max 700. This gives us first hand working knowledge of all the features these products offer. When your trying to decide on Peplink or Pepwave hardware, we can setup real time demonstrations so you can see things first hand and answer any questions or concerns about your application.

After the sale your not left on your own setting equipment up, 3Gstore customers get support for 1/yr free of charge. You can contact us between 9-5 Cst Monday-Friday via phone, schedule after hour support sessions (additional fee applies), email us or take advantage of our new support portal also available free of charge. The support portal allows you to download a variety of custom tipsheets and video tutorials to help walk you through the most popular setups!

Because of our sales volume, many of our vendors have taken an interest in us and provide special support that allows us to provide the best possible service to our customers. Want an example? Check out this forum thread. Now, that's service! For more about what our customers say about 3GStore, check out these Customer Testimonials.


Conclusion:

Peplink and Pepwave products are an enterprise grade solution designed for 24/7 use in you business environment. These products are ideal for business, retail, hospitality, education, finance, transportation and more! It doesn't matter if your office consists of 15 users on a Balance 20, or 500 users on a Balance 580; Peplink/Pepwave equipment can handle the job. If you feel overwhelmed about the different models feel free to give us a call to discuss your needs at 866-347-8673. We can discuss your application and make sure you get the correct equipment the first time!


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