Managed Networks

The key to performance.

“Anybody can plug a network together”

Strictly this is true and many self-built networks operate well. However phone systems , backups, email, PCs and printers are all trying to share the same cables nowadays and there needs to be a way to detect and manage the traffic so that emails arrive microseconds later however voice calls don’t sound like a Dalek.

When Andisa set up a managed network for a client we start by asking who should have access and what sort of information is being shared.

Once we understand what is required we can start to build a network that is secure, reliable and fast.

Security

Security needs to start at the perimeter, and not at the centre of the network. By working out which department should have access to what data or what network we can configure the network ports to manage access properly.

The end result is a network that will allow access to the all-important files on the server but perhaps prevent access between PCs. Why? Well PCs are where people put personal files, music and pictures. They clock the network up and slow things down. A managed network is built to reduce the amount of traffic from these things but allow the traffic that is needed to flow quickly.

Reliability

Most network problems come from loose or broken cables. Often a user finds a loose cable and plugs it into the nearest port, inadvertently causing a network loop. By disabling unused ports, labelling everything and then managing the network so that you don’t have to do anything but call when you want PCs adding, the network becomes reliable.
Labelling the port means that it’s easy to support in the future and we can see alerts from the network with meaning full titles.

Speed

By avoiding unwanted traffic, and by sharing the internet connection properly we can make sure that the network works as fast as possible.

Contact us to speak to an expert and discuss how we can really help improve your network.

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What Our Customers Say

  • Interbuilding link using a pair of Mikrotik SXT.

    Thanks for helping configure the Mikrotiks recently.
    The on site install was simple, we just bolted them on the wall and the link connected.
    I hadn’t expected to get full 100Mb/s through the link but the devices are working fast.
    Thanks again for the help, Michael – Diamond ICT, Newcastle.

    Michael
  • I’d just like to thank Andisa for not giving up on the problem that we were experiencing with our Sage programme.
    You were able to speak to the technical department at Sage and give them the detailed information which enabled him to resolve many of the problems that we had been experiencing.
    As ever you were courteous and efficient and ensured that we understood what had been done before he left.

    Debbi Bairstow
  • Thanks for all the help since we on boarded with Andisa.
    Your approach means that we understand what’s going on and that we can trust the management of our IT by you guys.
    We can truly focus on servicing our own clients.
    It’s great to be able to trust the IT in the office, thanks for a great job.

    BTP
  • Just a quick thank you for all the work you and your team have done for us this year.

    With the company changes etc, the aim was to get the IT system being integral to our new working methods and a tidy up of the system so we have better control of our assets. This was not achievable without your help, and looking back at what we set out to achieve I think you have ticked all the boxes.

    Process Combustion
  • Just a quick note to thank you very much in seeing me straight away this morning and for solving the issues with my I-pad.

    As you are aware, the I-pad technology has gone way beyond me at present. Hopefully I will catch up a bit when I have some spare time!!!!

    However MANY THANKS

    Mike Hammond