Local Management Solutions for Branch Offices

Critical for business, remote offices and distributed locations bring their own challenges for reliable network connections

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.

Branch office management challenges addressed by local management

Unlike most headquarters, remote locations must overcome single points of failure and limited management visibility and control, as well as a lack of on-site technical staff ensuring high IT service levels. Routine maintenance tasks often require a site visit, and outages are common, leading to high support costs and downtime incidents.

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.

Uplogix solves the branch office problems

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:

  • Maintains management connectivity with distributed locations, even when the network is down or degraded, to provide always-secure access to the distributed devices you need to manage
  • Provides best-in-class problem diagnosis and recovery capabilities to autonomously detect and fix remote issues without having to deploy expensive resources on-site
  • Locally executes routine remote maintenance tasks like patch upgrades and configuration changes consistently and error-free, significantly reducing ongoing remote support costs
  • Offers a secure platform for remote management and ensures compliance with internal management policies, regardless of the state of the network