Making sure you have security tools in place to prevent security attacks can help prevent downtime as well as other consequences such as data leaks.
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How to prevent network downtime
Network downtime can cause plenty of problems for an organization. Angry customers, lost sales opportunities and revenue, and even lost customers can all be consequences of frequent network downtime.
There are several ways that your company can prevent network downtime such as monitoring tools and network facility maintenance.
Network monitoring software from third-party vendors can proactively monitor your network and detect hardware and software issues.
Network facility maintenance
One of the most common reasons for network downtime is the neglect of facility maintenance.
Making sure the facility is properly dusted and cleaned will allow for the equipment to perform to the best of its ability avoiding frequent network downtime.
Better equipment and software
Making sure your equipment is not out of date is important. It’s hard to keep a network up and running in the 2020s if you are using equipment from the 2000s.
Making sure your hardware can handle your network is important in avoiding network downtime. The same is true for software equipment.
Keeping your software up to date and investing in the best software solutions will help you avoid network downtime.
SD-WAN and SASE solutions can help make sure your network is up and running for as long as possible.
Perform backups frequently
Performing frequent backups will not completely prevent network downtime but will make things easier should downtime occur.
While backups do use up storage space, they also ensure quick network restoration following a network failure.
On-site and cloud backups help ensure maximum coverage in the event of a failure, help avoid lost data after network downtime, and will help your network get back up and running quicker.
Next steps to avoid network downtime
Now you know what network downtime is, what causes it, and how to avoid it. This can help you ensure that your network experiences as little downtime as possible.
Learning about network downtime will allow your network to stay up and running as long as possible.
This information will allow you to avoid downtime, therefore, avoiding the consequences that come with it such as lost customers and revenue.
Coeo has helped thousands of customers with their network downtime. We know how important it is to keep your network up and running and want to make sure you have all of the information you need to make that happen.
If you would like to speak with our team to learn more about how SD-WAN can help with network downtime or ask any questions you may have you can schedule an appointment.
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