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QNO Assists Kares (China) in Establishing VPN Network

-- A case study of implementing VPN network between hundreds of stores.

As the living standard improving in China, more and more of people are seeking for personal fit such as hairdressing. For this industry, a complete sales strategy and an energetic support team will help to take great advantages in today's market. This means to have an instant communication among branches especially for a chain company. A typical solution of information management in hairdressing industry is how Kares (China) Branch Institution deploys Qno VPN devices to achieve mutual-connection and mutual-communication in branches.


Kares Branches All Over the Country

Kares (China) Branch Institution is one national professional fashion center with facial make-up, hairdressing, and body beautification and spa services. Located in East China, it now has more than 100 branches in Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Tianjin, Sichuan, Guangdong, Inner Mongolia and other provinces with synchronous strategic target. What's more, new branches are also being planned, which will definitely form a national chain hairdressing organization.

A widely distributed company like Kares certainly needs a stable managing network: to meet the requirements of low cost but steady network, to manage all branches’ router for non-savvy network administrators, and to provide enough VPN tunnels and bandwidth for data transmitting. After a comprehensive comparison between several router brands, Kares finally chooses QNO QVF series to establish the new network. Below is the Topology:


Topology for Kares (China) Branch Institution's Network

In Kares Shanghai Headquarter, it deploys Qno QVF8205 with 7 WAN and 8 LAN ports. As the network center, it can access the Internet through two ISP lines, Telecom and Netcom, to back up each other. Also, this router provides multiple VPN types such as PPTP, IPSec VPN, SmartLink VPN, QnoKey IPSec VPN for braches to choose the proper one to establish secured connection. For branches usually owning one Casher and 2-3 PCs, they use Qno QVF7301 to connect with Headquarter through SmartLink VPN to share Member system, OA and E-Mail services. QVF7301 is very easy to use and affordable for braches while supporting secure and speedy VPN.

In this solution, it presents many features such as stable VPN connection, speedy Internet access, and easy management. Each branch doesn’t have professional network administrator, so it is better to have easy in setting up and management. Qno exclusive SmartLink VPN is one VPN protocol with quick VPN establishment by entering IP, User Name and Password, which is very practical for branches with low cost on network building.

In this solution, it presents many features such as stable VPN connection, speedy Internet access, and easy management. Each branch doesn’t have professional network administrator, so it is better to have easy in setting up and management. Qno exclusive SmartLink VPN is one VPN protocol with quick VPN establishment by entering IP, User Name and Password, which is very practical for branches with low cost on network building. On the other hand, Qno QVF series support central management. For Kares with hundreds of branches, it is really a tiresome job for administrators to manage the router in each location, like managing each VPN tunnel's connection, each location’s bandwidth usage, and so on. While with this function, just check on the user interface of QVF8205, administrators in headquarter can known VPN connection situations. If there is any need for further configuration, simply click the link and will directly enter into the configuration page of router in branch. This helps network administrator in Kares headquarter to solve problems effectively.

Qno router also possesses many other advantages: SmartQoS bandwidth management, DDNS and VPN Hub which offers excellent VPN environment for Kares (China) Branch Institution to gather information and share resources. After deploying QNO VPN routers, Kares is very satisfied with this solution.