Wired Networks

Proper network design is important because without it security is low and your network is vulnerable to threats.

Wired Networks – Security by Design

All of the networks managed by Andisa are designed to be secure as possible.
We will normally configure;

  • VLAN technology to limit which devices can communicate with each other.
  • DHCP Snooping to stop viruses changing PC settings remotely.
  • SNMP diagnostic information so that we get automatic warnings for problems and bottlenecks.
  • PRTG network monitoring to detect faults.
  • PoE power for phones etc so the number of cables to a desk is reduced.
  • Gigabit to the desk. Typical switches provide 100Mb/s to the desk with the central devices connected to a limited number of 1Gb ports. This was done in the past to reduce cost. However Gigabit to the desk means your network is running 10 times faster, so saving files just happens more quickly. For the small cost saving on a modern switch its not worth restricting staff.

This all relies on having a manageable switch on the network. Simple switches cannot be managed or give any diagnostic information. However a managed switch will let us configure all of the security features and also give us a diagnostic view of the network so we can manage it remotely and more often.

The end result is a better network that performs well and is easier to fix if the inevitable happens.

We recommend the Zyxel range of network switches because as a business partner Zyxel provide training to all of our staff and also manufacture state of the art, competitively priced network equipment.

For example the 24 port switch costs just £245.99 yet even as a simple managed switch it will secure your network and overcome many regular problems.

Adding PoE so that the power block can be removed from phones increases the price to £316.89!

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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.

    Pam
  • 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