When Seconds Count: Ensuring Business Continuity with 4G Failover

In today’s era of distributed enterprises, the average national or international organization relies on a complex network that involves hundreds of regional locations, each connected to headquarters via a local Internet connection. Local online access lets retail chains such as restaurants and stores, process sales and payment transactions, and let branches such as banks and travel agents, process secure service transactions. Local access also makes it easier to manage unmanned locations, such as ATMs and vending machines. 

Some network routers have a built-in cellular gateway for use when the landline is down. Deploying this kind of “all-in-one” router may seem like a convenient way to add LTE failover functions to a network, but combination router/gateway solutions have several drawbacks. They don’t always offer state-of-the-art routing features, they may require non-standard configuration, and they may be more expensive. Separating the gateway from the router is a better option, for several reasons. 

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