So what does all this mean?
Infrastructure is the basic structure of a network. It assigns addresses and routes traffic much like a router, and NetArmor can be used as a router, but in reality it's much more powerful than just that.
Yes, NetArmor appliances are designed to be used as DNS (Domain Name Service: basically resolving a www address into its numerical equivalent), DHCP (assigning internal computers and devices addresses so they can communicate) , and for basic routing functions, but to stop there is to vastly under utilize these powerful machines.
Gateway and Unified Threat Management (UTM)
From a simple Firewall to Intrusion Detection, Gateway Antivirus, Gateway Anti-Spam, Content Filtering, Load Balancing, Traffic Shaping, VPN, and much more.
This goes far beyond just blocking some ports like a typical router does. With a Unified Threat Management solution, you have a much more comprehensive solution protecting your network from potential threats. Systems like these detect unwanted probing of your network and shut down the threat before it can cause any harm.
It can also filter out the majority of unwanted websites (can you say popup?) without the end user even knowing they are being protected. Worried about viruses? Add another layer of protection with a gateway antivirus and content filter that is almost completely invisible to the end user.
Small Business Server (SBS)
File sharing, printer sharing, thin client services, domain services, web server, FTP server, email server, backup and much more.
Run your small business without having to purchase an expensive box, and then having to fork out more money for expensive software. Get your small business server up and running for a fraction of the cost of most small business servers.
Still need those Windows based database applications to run? No problem, just run a minimal virtualized instance of Windows on one of our more advanced systems with no problem at all. Ask a representative for more information.
The possibilities are endless, and you never have to worry about paying just to keep your software up to date. With Open Source software you always have the latest and best features at your finger tips, with no added cost involved!
*Please note that we do not recommend combining a Small Business Server and Firewall on a large network with 20 or more users, however for the smaller offices with tight budgets our more powerful models can more than suite your needs. Also ask one of our technicians about our higher end models that can run separate instances of a Firewall and Small Business Server in the same box. Get Quote
Content Filter and Transparent Proxy (CF)
Not only can a content filter block unwanted websites, services and email, it can also provide accelerated web browsing capabilities by caching commonly visited sites and content.
Do most of your users visit Yahoo, MSN, or any number of other sites on a daily basis? With web caching you can save on internet traffic by caching these sites automatically so it pulls the images and content from your NetArmor devices rather than fetching it multiple times from the internet.
Do you have multiple internet connections? Limit certain websites and services such as social media, streaming radio and video sites to one connection, and allow your important business traffic to run on a dedicated connection.
Internet traffic slow due to overuse of social media, video sharing and internet radio stations? Stop the behaviour in its tracks with the advanced content filter. Block all use, or block use on a per-user basis with Captive Portal technology. Talk to Someone for More Information.
Watchdog, Bypass and High Availability
Watchdog Technology senses if you hardware has stopped responding and will prompt the system to reset and restore your network. This feature is included in all NetArmor devices.
Bypass Technology allows for traffic to keep flowing through the device even if the device is powered off or fails. This allows for High Availabiltiy (see below) to kick in automatically and keep your network up and running no matter what.
High Availability allows for multiple NetArmor devices to work simultaneously and if one stops working, the backup will kick in automatically with little to no impact on network traffic.