Networking - Network IT Solutions

Networking – Network IT Solutions

Turn Your Network Into a High-Performing Asset

If your network isn’t working the way you’d like, you’re stuck troubleshooting through unstable connectivity and slow transactions while still worrying about security and data breaches. This easy-to-follow, e-book can help. Pump IT Up helps you manage all the moving parts of a well-functioning network, including design, deployment, security and maintenance.


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If you’d ever like to discuss how to optimize your network, we’re here. Simply complete the form at the right and we’ll be in touch. Here’s to a network that works!

Choose from our wide variety of networking solutions to support your connectivity and security efforts:

Cloud Connect


Accelerate Application Performance with Expertise from CDK Global

CDK Cloud Connect is a new SD-WAN solution that simplifies your network and optimizes internet-based application traffic.
CDK Cloud Connect combines this new technology with 20 years of networking experience to deliver an SD-WAN solution designed with the automotive dealers’ specific needs in mind.

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Eliminate the Challenge of Obtaining Good, Clean Internet Service

CDK Cloud Connect is carrier- and access-agnostic, which allows full use of all service types (Broadband, MPLS, LTE and more).

Maximize Investment in Carrier Diversity

CDK Cloud Connect intelligently load balances your circuits and uses all internet links as if they were one.

Ensure That All Your Applications Work, Even During Frequent Circuit Outages

Our brownout detection and prevention service selects the best circuit to use in real time — this is ideal for voice and video.

Get Fully Managed 24x7x365 Service You Can Trust

Bring your own bandwidth — we’ll monitor those services and hold the carriers accountable.


Put the cloud to work for you

Tap into CDK Cloud Connect to bring your own bandwidth, define your application priorities, and gain intelligence on the way in which your most critical asset — your network — is performing.

Use CDK Cloud Connect to safely, reliably and efficiently connect your dealership to the critical applications that fuel your business.


Make Sure You Have Enough Wi-Fi to Go Around

Think about your dealership's mobility requirements. Everyone is moving, and nobody can afford to lose connectivity. When employees and customers rely on Wi-Fi to perform critical tasks, the strength of your wireless network becomes essential. CDK GetWireless integrates seamlessly into your existing network, enabling mobility and increasing productivity.

With the GetWireless package, you’ll receive:

  • Business-grade access points – Reliable wireless technology for both indoor and outdoor environments
  • Cloud-based controller – Analyze Wi-Fi network productivity and performance analytics
  • Configuration and integration – Works seamlessly with your wired network
  • Self-healing technology – The network can read and load-balance wireless traffic to maintain connectivity
  • Automatic Updates – Routine software updates ensure that you are always working off the current version

As your business grows, you can easily add more indoor and outdoor access points to ensure full campus coverage.

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Looking to solve IT challenges?

Spending valuable time fixing dealership IT issues can keep your dealership from focusing on success. Issues like employee onboarding, securing desktops, standardizing PCs, and user-based authentication for wireless are critically important to employee productivity. If your dealership is losing time to issues like these, it may be time to evaluate your IT infrastructure.

Click below to learn how Steven Toyota chose CDK Global to support all their IT needs and move their dealer business forward.


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Optimize Your IT

Spending valuable time fixing IT issues keeps you from focusing on your success. If you experience frequent network crashes, slow internet or complaints from employees, it’s time to do an assessment of your IT infrastructure.

CDK Dealer IT Solutions are designed to keep you and your employees connected to your Dealer Management System (DMS), internet and manufacturers’ communication systems — so you can focus on your business. We provide a single-source solution for reducing your IT expenses, protecting your business, and increasing employee productivity.

With our CDK Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) hosting solutions, you don’t need to purchase any hardware or software. Secure cloud-hosted Active Directory, Windows Server, Exchange, SQL and Remote Desktop Services keep your systems running smoothly.

On-premise infrastructure solutions, such as hardware and licensing, relieve pressure on your IT staff, as do implementation and support solutions.

Key features and benefits:

Single-source provider
Ensure that your technology investments, such as your DMS, CRM or shop tools, perform optimally, so you can maximize your ROI and focus on selling to and servicing your customers.

Improved IT support
CDK Global monitors your systems 24/7/365. And we’re ready to address issues when they arise, empowering your dealership to focus on pursuing profitable business.

Increased employee productivity
When your systems are up and running, your employees are able to provide the best experience for your customers, without expensive downtime and delays.

IT cost reductions
Among several cost savings, CDK IaaS eliminates the need to purchase or upgrade to expensive servers and storage, and business continuity/disaster recovery is built in. Also, IaaS is scalable, so you only pay for what you use.

For more information, fill out the form at the right, and a CDK Global Representative will be in touch.

Internet Manager

Protect your dealership by controlling Internet usage

Internet Manager helps you control the sites your employees visit, protecting your dealership and network, and keeping non-productive Internet use to a minimum.

  • Hybrid cloud-based solution, which allows for easy access and management
  • Real-time database updates protect your business around the clock from Web security threats
  • Web 2.0 application control lets you set restrictions on Web applications to help improve employee productivity

Internet Manager helps you to block access to certain types of websites, like adult content, gambling or music downloading. It also gives you reports on when and how the Internet is used in your dealership. By controlling Internet use to business-only sites, you can protect your dealership and help keep your network secure, free from viruses, and at peak performance.

UTM Appliance

Enhance your security management

Unified Threat Management (UTM) Appliance is a combination of network-level security devices, which help secure your network, improve your staff's productivity, and protect the flow of information to and from your customers. When combined with our optional Network Security Center, you will have a comprehensive security management tool to help your dealership in its regulatory compliance efforts.

Unfortunately, conventional network protection systems, such as firewalls and/or hosted security applications, can be limited in their ability to inspect network traffic or challenging to implement and manage.

UTM Appliance provides cost-effective, easy-to-implementl protection and content filtering with real-time performance. The system's capabilities are supported by an industry-leading eight ICSA certifications, along with network-level services like firewall and intrusion prevention. In addition, UTM Appliance has ICSA certifications for anti-virus detection, anti-virus cleaning and anti-spyware detection. With the addition of Network Security Center, detailed customizable reporting of UTM Appliance is available on demand.

Network Security Center

Turn your network's protection up a notch

In a world of growing Internet security threats, critical data is exposed to thousands of malicious attacks every day without us knowing it. Many dealerships do not have the time, resources or knowledge to adequately secure customer data on their own.

Network Security Center provides real-time information from the UTM Appliance on your network security throughout the dealership. A dedicated Security Operations Center proactively monitors your security appliance and notifies you when a critical security event takes place. To help your dealership with its regulatory compliance, Network Security Center provides robust reporting tools to assist you in your compliance efforts.

When alerts are triggered, a CDK Network professional will investigate and contact you regarding the issue.

With UTM Appliance and Network Security Center, you receive:

  • Information the way you want, with customizable dashboards
  • Easy-to-use reports to help you troubleshoot network slowness, catch potential viruses, and respond to malware
  • The ability to view events in near real time, so you can solve issues as they arise
  • Up-to-date reporting to assist you in your efforts to satisfy state and federal laws (GLBA & PCI), as well as compliancy

By combining UTM Appliance and Network Security Center to your dealership's security program, you will have the tools and reports needed to help you easily manage your dealership's exposure risks.

Remote Access VPN

Take your work with you, anywhere you go

If you have off-site employees or telecommuters who need secure, reliable access to your dealership’s network, you need GetWired Remote Access Virtual Private Network (VPN). Simply create a remote access VPN for your dealership and let your employees access dealership data from anywhere.

As long as your employees have an Internet connection, they can stay connected from anywhere with GetWired Remote Access VPN:

  • Remote access for up to five users with Hosted Remote Access
  • CDK supports all end users and secures access
  • Eliminate on-site hardware installation from your dealership, reducing your costs
  • Larger dealerships need e-VPN Remote Access for 5-100 remote users
  • Dealership IT Manager handles system administration and user support
  • We provides any necessary training for e-VPN equipment, provided by Cisco Systems®

Only GetWired Remote Access gives you all the security, connectivity and support you need to take your work with you and stay connected to your dealership’s network.

Remote Access VPN download

If you have purchased either Remote Access VPN or Hosted Remote Access, you will need to login with your user ID and password to download and install the VPN client software on your remote PC. The download link is on the CDK DealerSuite members home page.

CDK DealerSuite

Service Delivery Network

Simplify your network

If you are an ASP dealership with multiple rooftops—and having trouble keeping track of all of the voice and data circuits your dealership needs—Service Delivery Network can help. As the automotive industry’s technology leader, we have developed a specific dealer solution that uses MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) to consolidate services onto a single circuit. Best of all, it’s provided and managed by just one vendor—CDK.

Automotive dealerships like yours need a network system that can deliver state-of-the-art speed with the stability and reliability needed to keep your dealership up and running.

Why Service Delivery Network?

  • Helps keep you connected by reducing the amount of possible router failure points across your various dealership rooftops
  • Provides flexibility to divert router traffic
  • Increases your network speeds with the addition of the Wide Area Application Services (WAAS), which reduces the duplicate data sent back and forth
  • Provides a safe and secure connection for your ASP DMS traffic, Internet and IP phone system

Discover for yourself how your dealership could save on router costs while increasing your network speeds with Service Delivery Network.