Category Archives: Managed Service

ITogether Promoted to Cisco Premier Cloud Partner

Tweet Last week ITogether were promoted to a Cisco Premier Cloud Partner. ITogether have their own managed Cisco Cloud Services powered by Meraki. This means that should a customer want to deploy managed network, wireless or security in the cloud, this can be handled by ITogether and powered by Cisco Meraki. More details of the Cisco Managed Services are here.

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Akamai & Prolexic Vs Cloudflare Vs Check Point DDOS Protection Vs Corero Smartwall Appliance v Incapsula (Imperva) Cloud Web Application Firewall – WAF

Tweet DDOS service or appliance buying and specifying considerations What is DDOS? DDoS is a distributed denial of service. A hacker with malicious intent uses a flooding type attack to make a computer resource (i.e. – website, application, e-mail, voicemail, network) stop responding to legitimate users, customers. The hacker achieves this by commanding an army of remotely controlled computers (bot…

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Smart Training

Tweet So this will be my first post to the blog since starting at the company two weeks ago. In those two weeks it’s fair to say that my brain has very nearly exploded with all of the information I’ve had to take in. However all of it has been incredibly useful in providing me with the knowledge and background…

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ITogether provide managed wired and wireless network for Thai Leisure Group

Tweet ITogether, the network and security company with a more human approach to IT based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, is providing a national network for the Thai Leisure Group (TLG).  TLG are the UK’s largest independent Thai restaurant chain employing over 1500 people and currently operating 11 restaurants nationwide. Chaophraya was the first restaurant in Leeds in 2004. ITogether have delivered a Wide…

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ITogether launch unique Check Point Multi Domain Security Management managed service

Tweet With immediate effect ITogether are today launching their Check Point Multi Domain Management Service – often referrred to as Check Point Provider-1. This is an enterprise offering that enable Check Point customers to benefit from managed services built out around Check Point Software Technologies. “ITogether have invested in infrastructure and knowledge to provide this service to all of our…

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ITogether join Cisco Global Partner Network

Tweet In response to our previous and current and future customer needs ITogether have to have a global presence. As a Cisco Premier Partner, we have access to the Cisco Global Partner Network as an ‘agent’. We can work with other partners around the world to deliver services, support and managed services on all Cisco products and services including Meraki….

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Knowledge IT and RandomStorm both bought last week (by different companies!)

Tweet Interesting end to the week. Randomstorm purchased for £8.9M plus £1M they had in the bank by Accumuli. Then Knowledge IT purchased by Onyx for £10M. Both were companies I know of. Knowledge we competed with, and Randomstorm we replaced with Outpost24 in 2007 when I didn’t think their product was right for our business.

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How to pick the right level of connectivity for your business or cloud

Tweet Introduction There’s an enormous range of acronym-heavy technologies available to business broadband customers – ADSL, AnnexM , FTTC, EFM and Leased Line, to name but a few. The consequences of choosing the wrong access technology for your business could be an unnecessary bill running to tens of thousands of pounds, or – at the other end of the scale –…

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The day the Internet became a WAN

Tweet Once upon a time we lived in a world with a limited number of choices when it came to connecting your geographically spread locations (also known commonly as remote offices). You could pop along to your national carrier (a monopoly) and write a blank cheque (for a very high amount) to connect the sites together either as a mesh…

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Which product for WAN optimisation and WAN and Internet PIPE visibility ?

Tweet Gartner talk about WAN controllers, we speak ‘english’ and talk about WAN visibility – this essentially means ‘what’ is going on on our pipe ? This screen shot from Gartner 2013 shows you who the usual suspects are. Riverbed are well regarded, Bluecoat and F5 are all sold by ITogether. We like to have the three best vendors in…

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