Today there are many brand name products offering you firewalls, intrusion
detection, failover, bonding, etc, but typically these services are run on multiple
boxes. At MountainBox we have decided to combine all these services, and more,
into one box, making it an ideal, low cost solution for SMMEs as well as corporates
with small to medium sites. This means that you save on hardware costs, software
costs, licensing costs and support costs.
Do not however for one moment think that we have compromised anything by doing
this. We use the latest state of the art hardware platforms with dual-core processors
and 64-bit operating systems. Our entry level box is rated at ~100Mbps (through the
firewall!) - more than enough to saturate multiple lines simultaneously.
For more information about our other products and services, please visit our parent
company on www.5thmountain.co.za.
WAN Virtualization is one of the features of the MountainBox. WAN Virtualization is a term that commonly refers to the addition of hardware and/or software to enhance WAN
performance by adding hardware and/or software to intelligently manage WAN connectivity services in order to provide extremely reliable and responsive service i.e. MPLS at a
fraction of the price i.e. Internet-based.
A WAN Virtualization Appliance, such as the MountainBox iDiG 2.0, treats multiple carrier or telco networks as one virtual network.
iDiG 2.0 is therefor at last an Internet-based solution tailored for SMMEs as well as corporates with small and medium sites, requiring MPLS-like performance and features at a
fraction of the cost!
The MountainBox has been created and developed using Global standards-based components to deliver on requirements by a team passionate about empowering businesses to
use the speeds and cost effectiveness of broadband for serious business. We have listened carefully to the requirements of the stakeholders and are excited that our service delivers
powerfully on these at a highly cost effective price.