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

  • I asked Andisa for a new Mac because mine was too slow. When they checked the spec they advised that the only difference compared to a new machine was an SSD hard disk thingy.
    Instead of spending £2500 I spent £650 and the machine is like new.
    I wish more companies were as honest.

    Claire Wearmouth
  • Andisa recently supplied a new laptop. The life changing thing was their advice to use the TV as a screen. Now when Zooming my family I can see everyone and they are large!
    I wish I had heard this advice before - what understanding team. Their advice sorted my frustrations so easily! Andisa really understand what we need!

    Pat Kerr
  • We have dealt with Andisa for over 10 years, initially asking them to provide IT Support to our clients, they have since installed and provide full management of our IT infrastructure including a 1G/b Wi-Fi network throughout the building and install and management of the VoIP telephone system.
    Their service is always friendly and professional and the work is carried out to a very high standard.

  • We are glad to have helped one of our client's employees get a recent promotion - this shows the level of partnership between Andisa and our clients!
    I am very sure the "promo " is as a result of Josephs hard work rather than our help but its brilliant to get the praise.
    Here is a copy paste from a recent LinkedIn message!

    Andrew Morrison 10:34 AM
    Congrats on the new role!

    Joseph Priestley 10:42 AM
    Cheers Andy! Only possible thanks to you guys and this awesome new Macbook!

    Joe Priestley - Head of Marketing
  • Andy
    Just a quick thank you to all your team who helped with 2019 IT projects.

    Phone system you recommended is a first class product and really fits our needs.

    All the network stuff is also working well. We have better diagnostics as well as improved cyber security. Also the built in camera support has proved an unexpected benefit.

    Julian Smith