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October 10, 2012

Don't Shrug off Protecting Your Company's Network

By Allison Boccamazzo, Managing Content Producer

Your network serves as the core of your company, and therefore, protecting it is central to strengthening your company’s survival. Today’s networks are much different than those the past, where they no longer need to be confined to one building, but rather, can extend much farther beyond restrictive capabilities. This obviously brings about many benefits, yet there can also be some problems associated with extensive networks – specifically for network managers. In other words, the larger your network expands, the greater the vulnerability to power fluctuations, such as spikes, surges brownouts and blackouts.

By protecting your network, you can rest assured that your business will maintain efficiency and productivity, while freely being able to extend your network’s reach as much as you please. Protecting your network can involve several different plans, however, each is based on the design of the network. Take a peer-to-peer environment, for example, where any PC could be a server; in an environment like this, it is essential to have backup support on each workstation, according to leading power protection provider, Minuteman UPS/Para Systems (News - Alert).

Not only does Minuteman’s product line encompass the complete line of tools and solutions you need to protect your entire system, but you can do so cost-efficiently.

The company’s roundup includes surge suppressors for small non-critical components, standby EnSpire series and line interactive Entrust (News - Alert), PRO-E, PRO-RT and EnterprisePlus series UPSs for small- to medium-sized phone systems. Additionally, the company offers full on-line Endeavor UPSs for enterprise-wide systems that require multiple hours of runtime.

When it comes to robust solutions for IT and networking applications, consider the following as offered by Minuteman UPS/Para Systems:

RPM1521 2 Outlet Remote Power Manager is described as “the ultimate power nerve center for controlling multiple network devices and services.” This product serves as an IP-addressable remote power manager with a built-in Web server and two power outlets, as well as the ability to instantly e-mail and text trap notification of power events – not to mention each AC power outlet can be independently switched ON (News - Alert) or OFF and it comes with a $30,000 Minuteman Platinum Protection Plan (U.S.A. and Canada only).

ETR500 Entrust Line Interactive UPS, which protects valuable equipment including automatic voltage regulation, spike and surge protection as well as battery backup. Additionally, this solution handles small capacity equipment loads, desktop/laptop workstations, small key systems and is specifically ideal for placement on or under a desk. Not to worry, though, as this can also be installed vertically on a shelf in a rack or cabinet installation.

PRO-RT Line Interactive Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), which offers automatic voltage regulation and versatile configuration options for a range of small to medium load applications. The PRO-RT Series is a value-priced, feature-rich UPS incorporating line-interactive technology to preserve battery power by providing voltage regulation during surges.

To learn more about all of Minuteman UPS/Para Systems’ offerings, visit

Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli
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