SME Networks


Having a computer network can go a long way to increase efficiency and security in your day to day business.

But what does that mean? Unless you work in the IT field, most will be unfamiliar with what a network consists of and why each element is important. It can also be unclear what aspects of a network can be hosted in the cloud and which parts are best kept in house.

MiStar knows that every business has a special use cases for certain network designs that meet their specific needs. That being said, businesses today operate in vary much the same way with respects to the technology that they use. For example, most businesses rely on things like email, phones, data, mobility and connectivity. When you look at the backbone that makes all of this possible, most networks operate in much the same way. If you are setting up a network for your business for the first time or if you are considering updating your current network, these are some considerations MiStar will want to make.


The heart of every network revolves around a central point of management, usually a server.


A switch is the point of connection for every peace of hardware on a network.


The firewall or router is the first line of defense from the outside world.

Wireless Access Points

In order to have effective WIFI coverage you will want to use a wireless access point.

Off Site Data Storage

In addition to having a NAS device, it is important to have multiple levels of redundancy for data storage.


A NAS (Network Attached Storage) device is a networks first line of defense from lost data.


A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a secure connection that allows you to access your company network from anywhere that you have an internet connection


Computers need no introduction.


When MiStar sets up a network, there are many things to consider, and the solutions will be different for each business. When working with new clients, we find that these network elements are almost universal to businesses, no matter the industry. By following these basic guidelines, we are confident that your business will operate with greater efficiency and security.

Let us help you

Contact MiStar today, and let us design and install your SME network.