A secure and scalable network solution that grows with your organisation

Securely networking your sites in Australia and around the world together enables your workforce to operate consistently and efficiently using the reliability of private Multi-protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and the flexibility of broadband Internet.

Through Private IP networking, we can deploy and migrate you to a highly-scalable and secure MPLS or a hybrid software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) that utilises multiple access carriers and our own next generation core network. Whichever method you choose, all of your organisation’s locations will be fully integrated and able to securely access the public internet.

How does it work?

A typical organisation’s network topology would have a head office, several business locations, cloud servers through a service provider, perhaps a rack or two in a Data Centre, and a mobile connected workforce that can VPN in to their corporate network.

You can choose to connect these privately via MPLS connections or adopt a hybrid of MPLS and Internet using our SD-WAN technology. Either MPLS or Internet site connections are enabled with a variety of access methods, such as:  Fibre Ethernet, NBN Residential, NBN Business, MobileBB/4G, Wireless Ethernet (microwave) and even satellite, based on the network application and performance requirements. Our intelligent SD-WAN edge device will make optimal path selection decisions based on set business rules, ensuring that the user application experience you provide is brilliant and that you don’t have to compromise on network security at the edge to achieve it.

What are the benefits?

Consistency of experience. With a pure MPLS or hybrid SD-WAN deployment, users at all sites are able to share common desktop applications, network storage drives, access cloud-hosted services and collaborate online using the same tools.

Work anywhere, anytime. Your workforce is able to connect to their digital workspace whenever they want to via an authorised device. To do this, all your end-users need to do is simply connect back into your private network using a VPN software application installed on their device.

Get up and running quickly. Your secure network exists anywhere there is a reliable internet connection, so you do not have to wait weeks or months for private network connections to be installed at new sites as you expand and grow your organisation.

Connection safety. SD-WAN achieves a private connection through your internet connection quickly and then adds resilience and performance via the private MPLS connection when it’s installed.

Adopt organisation-wide security policies. Centralised Internet security policies are applied to your WAN regardless of user and systems access over the local Internet breakout at site or the centralised firewall from the MPLS network component.

Reduce single-points of failure. You can reduce your dependence on any single site or connection as, via a fully managed set of carrier-grade next-generation firewalls, you can leverage multiple internet backbone access points across your organisation to deliver a dependable and secure internet browsing experience.

SD-WAN or internet access method What is it?How can it be used?
National Broadband Network (NBN)The NBN is the first national wholesale-only network built in Australia available in both residential- and business-grade form. The NBN replaces Australia’s analogue phone lines, ADSL broadband and other data telecommunications technologies utilising copper wire access from the street. NBN is physically connected to a premise using a mix of fibre, copper wires and coaxial cable from the Foxtel & Optus networks.The NBN is used as an access method by Brennan IT for both SD-WAN, fully Private WAN, Business Internet connections and residential-grade connections to business locations like small retail stores. NBN Business is suitable for some locations and the maximum viable throughput Mbps varies depending on the access delivery type and specific location. Since PSTN phone lines are replaced by the NBN, businesses must move to a VoIP based fixed phone line or Hosted PBX phone system, which Brennan IT can assist you with.
Commercial Fibre Optic Ethernet
Reliable, scalable high-speed symmetric business grade fibre optic data network access to your SD-WAN or internet delivered over fibre optic cables. The fibre optic ethernet is physically provisioned by wholesale carriers like Telstra Wholesale, Optus Wholesale, AAPT/TPG, Vocus, Megaport, Superloop, Spark New Zealand, and other global carriers.Fibre Optic Ethernet access technology should be the default and preferred primary choice for most business locations using SD-WAN, pure WAN and direct internet access. Speeds range from 1Mbps-10Gbps symmetric.
Fixed Wireless EthernetFixed Wireless Ethernet is a data connection delivered by placing a small radio transmitter dish on the roof of your business premises. This transceiver connects directly to one of a network of base stations that then connect to a fibre optic backbone to deliver a high speed wireless connection. Like other access technology methods, it can be used for SD-WAN and Internet access.Fixed Wireless Ethernet can be used to establish high-speed, cost-effective data connections where fibre optic build is cost or time prohibitive. This data access method can also be used as an effective business continuity solution to automatically take over when a primary data connection suffers an outage. Fixed Wireless Ethernet is highly scalable, offering bandwidths from 1Mb/s all the way to 1000Mb/s. Coverage is available in Australian metropolitan areas and many regional centres, but is subject to feasibility.
Mobile Broadband 4G / 3GThe ability to connect to your SD-WAN or simply the internet wherever there is Telstra 4G mobile broadband network signal. We deliver this service via a managed router with integrated mobile broadband modem and SIM card inserted, not via a USB dongle.Typically used as an automated failover/backup SD-WAN or internet access method for business trading continuity. This method is also great to get a new site up and running quickly whilst fibre or NBN access is being built, before then switching it to be a failover.
ADSL is residential-grade, entry-level access alongside PSTN phone lines. The ADSL network is used today as an SD-WAN, pure private WAN or Internet access method, but is being quickly replaced by the NBN and is expected to be completely retired in Australia by 2022.ADSL would typically be used for home offices, or very small sites that have low requirements for download/upload speeds. Examples could be small retail stores or warehouses with just one computer. We only suggest ADSL access for organisations as a last resort.

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