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Private IP Networks

A private IP network is a computer network that uses a private block of IP addresses. These addresses are commonly used for local area networks (LANs) in office, and enterprise environments.

Advantages

Cyber security is at the forefront of every organisation’s mind which is why privacy and security tops the list of advantages of deploying a private IP network. Network, systems, and apps are not exposed to the public Internet which makes it more difficult for threat actors to make a successful data breach.

Private IP networks are less vulnerable to external equipment malfunctions or connectivity loss. If a problem does occur, then pinpointing its cause and resolving it is often a much simpler matter:

  1. Privacy and security
  2. Reliability

Disadvantages

Private IP networks involve additional setup and non-standard configurations. They don’t interact with the public internet so alternative solutions will also be needed.

Infrastructure, maintenance, and management costs are not amortized across tens of thousands of connections as with public networks therefore they are often much more expensive.

  1. Complexity
  2. Cost

Is private IP network right for you?

Now that you know more about what’s involved with private IP networks, you should be better equipped to make an informed decision as your business grows.

Auswide Communications offers a range of connectivity options tailored to organisations of all sizes in both the public and private sectors. Our Private IP Networks use Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) VPN technology which delivers a network designed to grow with your business while helping you consolidate applications into a single, easy-to-use infrastructure.