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 in providing a network, or even further down the line for most, separate ‘carrier class’ solutions are unnecessary and come at a higher cost.
EDUGATEBOX’s internal router automatically directs traffic through every on-board function and service, so schools never have to learn the complexities and details of running a full service network.
Its pre-configured, ready-to-go design performs all the basics, bypassing potential compatibility issues that would require higher technical skills to resolve or even on-site technical support.
Administrators will also never find themselves having to deal with multiple vendors and their different support teams, each blaming the other for any integration issues.
Automatically routing all requests via the caching server, the internal router will redirect internet requests to content that can be served from the local cache, or to the internet when no cache content is held. It similarly ensures that requests are routed through all other services such as the on-board firewall and content filtering function without the need for complicated integration.