➿ Why Your ISP's Dinky Toy Router Isn't a Business Service – And What You Need Instead πŸ’Ό

➿ Why Your ISP's Dinky Toy Router Isn't a Business Service – And What You Need Instead πŸ’Ό

Why a Basic Router Isn't Enough for Your Business Internet Needs - Upgrade to Fusion Broadband Today


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In today's fast-paced business world, internet connectivity is paramount. Many ISPs offer FTTx business links, often at premium prices, and claim to manage the router for you. Sounds convenient, right? Well, not quite.

A common choice for these installations is the Mikrotik router, a versatile platform. However, it's crucial to understand that it's not a set-and-forget solution for business services. Here's why:

  1. Vulnerable Firmware: Mikrotik routers often run outdated firmware versions, leaving your network exposed to potential vulnerabilities.
  1. Weak Authentication: Insecure logins and lax authentication mechanisms can make it easier for unauthorized access.
  1. Ad-Hoc Configurations: Configuration backups may be haphazard or nonexistent, causing headaches when issues arise.
  1. Lack of Automation: Without automation or provisioning, you're left with time-consuming manual tasks.
  1. Limited Visibility: Mikrotik routers typically lack comprehensive network performance management and traffic visualization tools.
  1. Cybersecurity Gaps: Inadequate threat tracking and mitigation can put your network at risk of cyberattacks.
  1. Neglected Name Resolution: Ignoring DNS security can lead to potential vulnerabilities and inefficiencies.
  1. Poor WiFi coverage: The abilities of these routers as Access Points is notoriously poor and often exacerbated by being shoved into metallic wall enclosures.

Clearly, relying solely on a Mikrotik router provided by your ISP leaves your business exposed to these shortcomings. What's the solution?

At Fusion Broadband South Africa, we understand the need for a more comprehensive approach. We integrate various router types, including Mikrotiks, in handoff scenarios to deliver a complete networking solution. Our expertise allows us to address management, automation, and cybersecurity threats, ensuring your business stays connected and secure.

Don't settle for subpar business services – choose Fusion Broadband for a reliable, efficient, and secure networking solution. πŸš€πŸ’ΌπŸŒ

Ronald Bartels ensures that Internet inhabiting things are connected reliably online at Fusion Broadband South Africa - the leading specialized SD-WAN provider in South Africa. πŸ‘‰ Contact Fusion