A school connecting to the internet for the first time or enhancing a basic connection needs routers and switches to enable networking functionality. Switches simply enable devices to connect to each other on a network; routers enable devices to share a connection to the internet. For schools at such an early stage, separate ‘carrier class’ solutions are unnecessary and come at a higher cost.
EDUGATEBOX’s internal router will automatically direct traffic through every on-board function and service. Routing all requests via the caching server, it will redirect internet requests to content from the local cache, or to the internet as needed, as well as through all other services such as the on-board firewall and content filtering function. Its ready-to-go design executes all the basics:
- No-one needs to learn the complexities and details of running a full service network
- No need for complicated integration
- No compatibility issues that might otherwise require dedicated or on-site technical support
- No multiple vendor / multiple support team headaches