Category Archives: Managed Service

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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RSA Authentication Manager 8.x – ITogether

Tweet   It seems from speaking to a number of current RSA customers that they are being informed  the support for their SecurID solution  is due to end in March 2014. This may have been the case until RSA extended support until December 2014, yet it seems this is not being communicated to some customers. It now has! So what is SecurID…

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Would you like a free Check Point 3D Risk Assessment?

Tweet Check Point have teamed with ITogether to provide a free Risk Assessment and 3D Security Analysis Report. Marek Zawadzki from Check Point has spent the day at the ITogether HQ who has been assisting our sales team setting up a number of Check Point 3D Risk Assessment’s for our existing customers. This report could show the potential security risks that you organisation could be…

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How to automatically sense your website has failed using Amazon Route 53 Hosted DNS

Tweet Amazon Route 53 now has the ability to divert your traffic to your website (should the server go down) to a standby website – for example ‘a sorry we are down at the moment’ holding page. The example assumes you are hosting in Amazon EC2 and using S3 for the secondary website. However, you can pretty much use any…

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RSA Authentication Manager 8 Bundles now available Q1 2104 – ITogether

Tweet RSA Authentication Manager 8.0 RSA SecurID Value Pack Promotion New Value Pack Bundles have arrived for 10, 25, 50, 100, 150 & 250 users AM8.0 + Hardware tokens RSA-0010812, RSA-0010813, RSA-0010814, RSA-0010815, RSA-0010816, RSA-0010817 AM8.0 + Software tokens RSA-0010824, RSA-0010825, RSA-0010826, RSA-0010827, RSA-0010828, RSA-0010829 AM8.0 + Risk Based Authentication RSA-0010818, RSA-0010819, RSA-0010820,RSA-0010821, RSA-0010822, RSA-0010823 *Maintenance to be purchased separately.  No additional…

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What does ITogether recommend for DNS hosting in a BGP environment – Cloud and Internally Hosted DNS service ?

Tweet We have been asked this question quite a few separate times this year, probably on the back of the BGP work we’ve been doing, but sometimes as well it has been from a security and management ability perspective. The answer to the question of what/where/how/how much is driven by two factors. 1. Do you want to/have to host your…

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How to evaluate a DDOS provider ?

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