Routers come in many forms. They can be on their own or incorporated into a multi-function device. At their most basic, routers just send information between different networks. Routers such as this are what form the basis of the Internet. In order to connect to the Internet, you need to have a router on your network as well. Business-class routers usually include a basic software or hardware-based firewall and sometimes Intrusion Detection as well. Properly configured business-class routers have better performance and security options than the typical consumer-grade router can do. Some routers also have built-in switches or wireless access points for small businesses, but these don’t usually have the scalability that a dedicated router will have. To ensure you get the correct router for your network, contact us today.