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.
|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|
|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|