Private networks: What are they and how do they work?

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Private networks are networks with access limited by a series of rules and protocols that offer many advantages for any type of company.

Undoubtedly, private networks allow companies and services to radically improve their security, maintaining control over data traffic while guaranteeing their communications capacity. If you want to know more about this type of connection for your company or business, here we will explain what private networks are and how they work.

What are private networks?

Generally speaking, to better understand its definition we could say that most companies work with a private network from the moment the router goes into operation, creating a small internal connection administered by the owner.

However, the concept goes much further: unlike public networks, only allowed users and devices can access this network, and the data generated within private networks is handled internally, which guarantees a high level of security and privacy.

A private network is any connection that provides a specific communications network, in which restrictions are established in order to ensure a secure environment.

How do private networks work?

Private networks are preferred by businesses, corporations, mobile operators and private organizations, because they offer a high degree of security for information.

The operation of a private network depends on its installation and the implementation approach, being necessary to consider the use of different technologies and applications. Some industries and companies can build their own networks in order to have a secure connection by acquiring a variety of software and hardware that maximize their operability.

From the arrival of 5G technologies the deployment and operation of private networks can be simplified, making the configuration process much more accessible and faster.

Advantages of private networks

Implementing a private network not only helps protect information but also provides multiple advantages compared to a public network.

  • Greater coverage to connected devices, improving the connection on the move.
  • Full access control to different devices, mobile units or security cameras, among others.
  • Low latency in data transmission.
  • Bandwidth configuration possibilities.

VPN and private networks

In general, a VPN is a means that seeks to obtain the security and privacy advantages of a private network when it connects to a public network, so it should not be confused with a private network, which makes use of a different connection between different devices and computers.

Implementing a private network not only helps improve connection speed, it also helps protect your business’s sensitive information.

Having a private network is essential for any company. In addition, private networks allow you to connect both machines and people, as would be the case in a car factory, where having your own network would allow you to connect employees and devices, machines, etc.

At JSC Ingenium, provider of turnkey Network Infrastructure solutions for MNOs and MVNOS, we help you to deploy your own private network.