Category Archives: Networks

ITogether launches their own Cloud backup service powered by Veam and Cisco

Tweet ITogether are pleased to announce that their newly built cloud backup environment is now launched to new customers and ITogether managed services customers. The solution is currently provided from two ITogether datacenters with inter-site replication. A third and fourth is in planning stages. Customers are able to backup virtual machines, physical hosts and mobile devices. The cost is based…

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MDSM Multi-Domain Security Management Provider-1 and Check Point Managed Services in the UK

Tweet ITogether are one of the few (we are fairly positive the only !) Check Point Partner in the United Kingdom offering Check Point Multi-Domain Security Management (AKA MDSM or Provider-1) What is Check Point MDSM ? A rarely promoted product in the UK, but one that has it’s roots in a product formally called Provider-1. Check Point produced a ‘service…

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Akamai Enterprise Application Access – Akamai EAA

Tweet Remote access isn’t a new thing. VPN clients are definately not new ! It is therefore great to see a fresh approach to ‘getting’ people access to applications and data whilst not being directly connected to the corporate network. Only today have we been a meeting with a new customer where they need to provide remote access to patient…

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Why implement an Internet BGP solution for an organisation ?

Tweet Why implement an Internet BGP solution for an organisation ? The simple answer to this is redundancy and resiliency. When an organisation can not afford to have Internet connectivity or their hosting environment down they have only one option. BGP. BGP is the routing protocol that runs the Internet. It is a routing system that announces new networks to…

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What is a DDOS and why can’t an IPS help protect me from one ?

Tweet I’ve written a follow up article to this one. I thought it would be useful to clarify the position of IPS in DDOS. In the light of events at Dyn on Friday 21st October 2016 this is also relevant. The attack on Dyn was an IOT based DDOS. An excellent analysis of Mirai pre-attack is here. http://www.itogether.co.uk/2015/08/akamai-prolexic-vs-cloudflare-vs-check-point-ddos-protection-vs-corero-smartwall-appliance-v-incapsula-imperva/ You wanted…

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Major Service Outage

Tweet   The Major Service Outage has been identified as a failed UPS and PDU in the BT Suite at Telehouse. This failure has caused melting of several important power cables. BT have provided an estimated fix time for this issue as 14:30

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Why pay for a wireless survey ? I want it for free !

Tweet A professional wireless site survey. They’re just a way for an IT company to release more money from me for a standard report surely ? “Wireless is easy. I have it at home. I put some access points on the ceiling or a desk and that’s it.” So why should enterprise Wi-Fi be any more expensive or any different…

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Meraki MC74 Hosted PBX

Tweet New announcement from Meraki this week meant ‘ooos’ and ‘aahhhs’ in the ITogether office this week. We like the clean lines and Apple esque visuals. Well done Meraki. We can confirm as soon as the UK product is available we will be installing it in production. Our Cisco CME is due an upgrade…  

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Manufactured Yorkshire MY16 – 11th May 2016 – Check Point and Bluecoat Seminar – Turbo Charge Your Internet Connectivity & Security

Tweet This is a 30 minute session filmed at MY16. It is rare to get Check Point and Bluecoat on the same platform. Well worth watching. (The green tinge colour was the actual colour inside the bubble/bouncy castle – it isn’t our camera !) Mark and Hywel were great ! I have to say a special thank you to them…

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Why should I deploy a BT RA02 Service for Resiliency and why is it regarded as being the best for WAN links ?

Tweet Resiliency at every point. This is a premium BT product ITogether can use for WAN connectivity. Other carriers can sell this product, but it is provided over the BT national network. The RA02 offers… Dual router Dual NTE Dual Fibre Dual Routes Dual Exchanges Dual National Paths Dual Termination Datacentres Dual Path into MPLS Cloud/Internet Break Out BT RA02…

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