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 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.


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.


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

  • We spent the last few days desperately installing generators for our clients in Scotland - trying to get ready for the XMAS period amongst strikes and power cuts.
    If only you provided generators, then power would be as reliable as the network you set up for us. That never goes wrong - if a line fails the system automatically connects to the spare line and our customers keep running! Well done.
    You made a real difference to our business, because you stopped us getting a massive surge of calls each time there was a line fault.

    Dave Short
  • Hi,

    Hope your week is going well so far.

    We are just about caught up from Friday 😊 I wanted to drop a message to say thank you for jumping on this so quickly last week.

    Your care and attention was greatly appreciated and you certainly made me feel calmer.

    Kind regards, HAYLEY

    Hayley -
  • "My company just couldn't cope without you guys, everything is so simple with you around. In fact it seems beyond other suppliers to set up a network so its reliable".

    When we asked why the client simply said "because I just want it to work and you guys are the only people who have been able to get us to that state".

    Robin -
  • Andisa have just completed a design and build project to give us a new network capable of expanding to man racks so that we can expand our streaming monitoring business.

    All I can say about the router they sent us is: it was the smoothest transition I've ever had!

    I have been involved in many upgrades over the years but this build and swap out was faultless. Andisa visited for twice. Once to audit / research and once to install the new kit. They agreed the outcomes at the start of the project, reviewed each day and ultimately delivered exactly what they promised. And as I said, it was the smoothest transition I have ever had!

    Ryan Fife -
  • Hi, I just wanted to say a big thankyou to the Andisa team.
    From the moment we told you we were moving office Andisa just helped. Every question got right to the issue and it all meant that the move itself was smooth.

    Once we were moved, Paolo and Tim went round every desk and checked with our team to make sure they were fully operational. Phones, PC's Wifi, Laptops and printers were all 100%. Even the photocopier and franking machine was back on line.

    We cant thank you guys enough.

    Pippa Fisher -