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What is a private IP network?

Your business should be nobody else’s business.

Networks are an integral part of contemporary businesses. Companies use networks to communicate, use and exchange software and information. In other words, the very blood flow of business is contained within the network it uses. For this reason, the network must be outstandingly reliable, capacious, and secure.

Wide Area Network (WAN) is a telecommunication network that covers a large area, spanning municipal, regional, or national boundaries, for example. Organisations use WANs for data circulation among stakeholders from various geographical locations. Fundamentally, this form of telecommunication allows a business to effectively carry out its daily function regardless of location.

Private IP network advantages

A private IP network differs from the global public network (the Internet) insofar that it is exclusive, and only authorised users can access it by directly connecting. This gives it a number of advantages, especially in the business world:

  • Private network security: The global Internet is accessible to anyone. As such, it is open to mischief and other behavior that could impede your business; a private IP network is accessed by authorised personnel only and is inherently safer, offering secure exclusive connections, and varying levels of protection.
  • Speed of private network: The traffic density with the open, public internet network is immense. This frequently leads to overloads and thwarts operations; a private IP network works with a designated, limited number of connections, independently of outside influences.
  • QOS with private network: Private IP networks allow for quality of service controls to be implemented.  Ensure you get the service you require.  Different Service Level Agreements can be applied to your private IP network ensuring your business applications perform. Customisation options allow for greater productivity and efficiency.

Furthermore, some of the common implementations of private IP networks make them stand out as an obvious choice over the widespread public network. Shared business applications like Customer Relationship Management (CRM) organise and coordinate a company’s interactions with customers and clients, both existing and prospective. The software within the private IP network is used to facilitate sales, marketing, customer service and support activities, making life easier for operation-abundant businesses. The CRM security within the private IP network makes for no outside breaches, which is essential.

Another benefit is realised through internal file portals, which enable employees and customers to safely exchange accounting files and sensitive financial information, otherwise jeopardised when using a public network. Also, interoffice VoIP (Voice over IP) and video conferencing are greatly enhanced within a private network, aiding the communication within the business and returning cost savings to the business.

In conclusion, a private IP network is a far more suitable option for organisations looking for exclusivity, improved efficiency, and security.