What Equipment Is Typically Covered?

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What Equipment Is Typically Covered?

NetCore covers your network infrastructure: firewalls, switches, wireless access points, and uninterruptible power supply (UPS). This equipment makes up the core of your network, which all businesses rely on to function.


A firewall is a network security device that acts as the gatekeeper for all network activity coming into or out of the business network. A firewall consistently screens and filters inbound and outbound network traffic according to an organization's preset security guidelines. At its most basic level, it serves as a barrier between a trusted network and untrusted external networks, such as the Internet.

Net Friends recommends Palo Alto firewalls, you can learn more about them in this article: Top 3 Reasons Why Palo Alto Firewalls Are The Best.


In computer networking, a switch connects devices together and forwards data to the correct destination. A switch plays a critical role in optimizing how data moves within the network, and a well-configured switch will improve network performance. Many switches can also transmit power (PoE = Power over Ethernet) as well as data, which is helpful to allow downstream devices like phones or wireless access points to only need to be plugged into a switch to receive all the power and data needed to operate.  

Net Friends recommends Aruba switches. You can learn more about them in this article: Why We Selected Aruba's Networking Products for Our Technology Stack

Wireless Access Points (WAP)

The WAP allows Wi-Fi-enabled devices to connect to the network without any wires or cables needed on the workstation, printer, or similar device. WAPs are used in offices to enable wireless devices to access the same resources as wired ones.  

However, wireless networks come with their own set of security, performance, and availability challenges. For instance, unlike wired connections, wireless networks might be susceptible to interference from other devices or physical barriers like walls, potentially affecting signal strength and data transmission speeds. Additionally, security concerns such as unauthorized access or eavesdropping make it essential to employ robust encryption and authentication protocols for wireless networks.

Net Friends recommends Aruba wireless access points.

Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)

This device provides emergency power when there is a utility power disruption. A UPS offers immediate protection against power disruptions and safeguards devices from power fluctuations. Clean power, free from sudden spikes or drops, is crucial in prolonging the lifespan of technology investments. By providing consistent and stable energy, a UPS can help users maximize the longevity and reliability of their devices, ensuring a higher return on their technological investments.

These are the key components of your business’s network and NetCore makes sure that they are running properly.  

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