Point to point wireless technology is one of the most uncomplicated network architectures you can set up quite easily. The network is established by connecting two points through a wireless radio link and is often referred to as P2P. Ranging from short range link connections to long range point to point wireless links, these network architectures have a variety of benefits to offer us, with security being the most vital one. There are many grounds for believing security is augmented with P2P wireless, and some of these reasons might blow your mind!
1. Better reliability:
If you’re running a business, chances are most of your work is digitized, and getting reliable network coverage is one of the biggest concerns for your company. Good and consistent network coverage is highly dependent on the physical infrastructure of your building, and if your company happens to span the entire city, the connection might become a problem. However, this can easily be overcome with a point to point wireless connection. Buildings can easily be united to give all your devices seamless connection 24/7. You no longer have to worry about the signal suddenly dropping or going down for long periods of time. This on-the-clock connection allows you to better keep track of your business and happenings, strengthening your company’s security.
2. Far more economical:
Point to point wireless may also be much cheaper for your business than having to install cables underground or spending money on the high-speed link between your company sites. This means that the saved funds could be directed towards security, and just as the efficient network could be safeguarded all day long. The convenience this offers may also relax you from all the anxiety prevalent around security, and give you the opportunity to focus on the central goals of your business!
3. Ideal for any topology:
Some terrains are friendlier to wireless and network connections, whereas rocky hills, bodies of water, railroad tracks and harsh environments are not. However, with point to point wireless it is easier to establish connections between places despite difficult terrain. These areas would be especially costly and energy consuming if cables had to be laid underground. Hence in such environments, point to point wireless becomes a godsend. The availability of wireless connection, as a result, allows security to be strengthened in such areas. For example, with point to point wireless, it is even possible to establish a connection between various CCTV cameras in an underground parking garage. This, in turn, allows a thorough check on the cars and citizens, reducing the risk of burglaries and violence.
4. No site-to-site VPN is necessary:
When two points are connected through point to point wireless system, the second location becomes an extension of the first one. This basically means that it also becomes an extension of the production LAN (local area network) of the initial site; however, it might contain a different subnet. Moreover, you also do not need to install or activate a different firewall for the second site as the first location’s security settings extend to the second point. This greatly reduces the time, energy, and hassle, and offers a very convenient opportunity for security. More importantly, through this, security, essentially improves as a thorough and stable connection is shared between sites and is easier to manage and watch over.
5. Good bandwidth for every site:
One of the biggest concerns of people when going point to point wireless is whether there would be a reduction in bandwidth, however, it often surprises people to know that the bandwidth actually remains substantial and allows both sites to run VOIP (voice over Internet protocol) and any cloud-based backups. Sites other than the initial point then become DR (disaster recovery) sites to which you can easily send offsite backups over LAN. This not only improves security but also greatly reduces costs and time invested. The convenience and money saved can be directed towards improving security overall, and you have both an efficient, secure, and reliable network and company at the end of it!
While this reason might seem too straightforward (pun intended), it’s actually one of the biggest benefits of a point to point wireless. With such a non-complex infrastructure and design, maintenance becomes very easy. Moreover, the cost of the structure also reduces and it’s easier to repair over time. This reduces the risk of security breaches during down time or through a breakdown.