Akative Vs DIY Devices

What Makes Akative Better Than DIY Devices

End-To-End Connectivity That WORKS For Your Business

Akative provides end-to-end connectivity solutions with everything essential for 4G LTE and 5G business needs.

DIY solutions can sometimes save your business money but cutting corners with your connectivity is not the answer. Rather than gamble with a one-size fit all package or cheap device from Amazon, and hope it works for your business, choose a proven solution.

Akative provides everything needed for a cost-effective failover solution – hardware, data, monitoring, and friendly support. We ensure you get the right answer the first time (correct device, monitoring, configurations, and data plan) to eliminate any frustration associated with adding backup internet to your business.

Akative’s backup Internet (failover) and SD-WAN connectivity reduce your MTTR (Mean Time To Recovery) by identifying issues and keeping you informed. Plus, using patented iStatus® ConnectionValidation™, your connectivity is tested without taking down the whole network. Have confidence in your 24/7 connectivity and read more on how Akative solutions stand out below.

Akative Does It All

Akative Vs DIY Devices

Features Akative DIY Devices
Hardware quality Enterprise-grade hardware designed for AlwaysOn™ failover business use cases. Enjoy stronger connectivity than consumer-grade & receive hardware updates. Varies depending on the hardware vendor and how long ago the device was released on the market, the older the release the shorter longevity of the device.
Off-the-shelf, one-size fits all solutions No, solutions are customized to meet your needs Yes, all are the same; no customization
Device configuration to meet your network needs Preconfigured for you If hardware is configurable, you are responsible
Configuration sensitivity & failover threshold for stable connectivity Yes No
Solutions include hardware & data needed Yes No, usually must acquire data separately
Multi-carrier data options (devices multi-carrier certified) Yes Not usually
Data pooling across carriers & locations Yes No
Data usage monitoring Yes No, must get from carrier
Online/offline status Yes Maybe
Visibility of your connection(s) Yes – with patented ConnectionValidation™ you can concurrently monitor all connections regardless of carrier/ISP Maybe; if yes, it is limited to only the active connection
Tests & validates connections to ensure they are working Yes, with patented ConnectionValidation™ No
Solutions help you identify & resolve connectivity issues Yes No
Static IP Available Included as needed; multi-carrier options available Maybe, but will cost extra
SD-WAN FlowTracking™ & SD-WAN support for services like VoIP Yes If possible, must figure out yourself
Solutions include security features Yes No
Solutions can meet PCI/HIPAA compliances Yes Maybe
Offers external antenna options Yes Maybe
Offer installation & setup help Yes No
Fully managed with device & security updates for optimal & secure performance Yes, Akative fully manages the device/software No, hardware may get updates, but you are responsible for all management
Provides carrier support Yes, speak directly with our technicians You must go through carrier's call center with a wait time
Provides hardware support Yes, speak directly with our technicians Depends on the device and hardware vendor; most devices purchased from Amazon/off-the-shelf do not have support
Provides monitoring support Yes, speak directly with our technicians No
Device lifecycle & replacement Akative manages & plans ahead You are responsible for
Warranty Offers Forever Warranty™ Limited 1 Year Manufacturers Warranty
Who handles carrier connectivity issues Akative through carrier's enterprise support desk You through the carrier's standard/consumer support desk
Core business/primary focus End-to-end 4G LTE/5G connectivity solutions & support Hardware vendors & retailers focus on selling products
Cares if the solution works for your business Yes No

Unify all the components needed for a successful failover solution that works for your business with Akative and enjoy the simplicity of one provider, one bill, and one great solution!

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Akative offers 4G LTE, 5G, & Unlimited data plans with our failover solutions. Check for service to see what's available for your location.