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Distributed enterprises depend on branch offices for sales, manufacturing, retail, distribution, and customer support. Despite their vital importance, these remote sites are often the most vulnerable points in enterprise networks due to the challenges of managing at the network’s edge.
Studies have shown the amount of time needed to identify, isolate and resolve a problem at a remote location can take five times or more than a similar problem at headquarters, due to lack of support staff, tools and visibility at remote sites.
Using traditional, network-dependent management tools, branch offices and remote locations are often exposed to security vulnerabilities and regulatory compliance gaps, especially during outages. It has simply not been possible for network operations staff using existing management technologies to guarantee the availability, security, or compliance of branch office environments.
In the enterprise, the Uplogix local management platform is a critical management tool for addresses the challenges of managing branch offices and remote sites with capabilities that lower support costs and increase uptime and network security. Uplogix also complements existing in-band, centralized monitoring systems while providing centralized IT staff with the access, control and enforcement capabilities needed to manage remote locations: