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Defensive Networks Limited, established since 1997, specialize in supporting Windows Small Business Server 2003/2008, Firewall/Router installations, Network Security, Anti Malware and Backup Solutions using products from well respected companies such as Cisco, Watchguard, Sophos, Trend and EMC Insignia.

Defensive Networks Limited offers you the hands-on Midlands based network support you need to keep your IT systems running smoothly and efficiently including:

  • Network Installation and Configuration and support for all Microsoft and Apple Operating Systems
  • Firewall, UTM Appliance, Switch & Router Installation and Configuration
  • Secure Remote Access Solutions including VPN (Virtual Private Network)
  • Secure Backup solutions from EMC Insignia and Symantec
  • Virus/Malware protection solutions from Sophos, Kaspersky and Trend
  • Wireless Access Points with Secure Connectivity
  • Apple Mac OS Software and Hardware Support
  • GUARANTEED FIX - No 'No Fix, No Fee' excuse for failing to resolve your problem

Data Backup

Without data backups, you risk days of frustration and possible long-term damage to your business through lost documents, emails and program settings. It shouldn't be necessary to suffer this kind of data loss before installing inexpensive and effective data backup software. There are still a lot of businesses with no backup policy to protect their most valuable information. This information is the very core of your business. Lose this information and you could lose your company. 8 out of 10 businesses that lose data do not recover. This is a very unfortunate fact.

Even with the most reliable computer hardware and software, there is always the possibility of something going wrong. The most common causes of data loss include:

  • Human error – accidental file deletion, over-writing of files etc
  • Hardware failure - Disks that are used constantly, or have not been
    properly maintained may suffer from mechanical failure, over time heavy
    file-loading or new software can cause the system to shutdown or reboot,
    alternatively automatic file updates can cause a system to reboot when
    files are still open and in use
  • Virus attacks - every day new viruses are released into the open, and anti-
    virus companies release updates to combat the problem. Virus attacks
    have been steadily on the increase causing business data to be ever
    more vulnerable
  • Natural disasters – even with robust hardware, software and virus
    protection, the threat from fire and flood remains

Data loss is preventable. Simple as that.

Data Backup

Small Business Server 2008

Windows Small Business Server 2008 (SBS 2008) is an all-in-one server solution designed to help you keep your corporate data more secure and your company more productive.

It provides many of the features used by larger companies, such as

  • e-mail
  • Internet Connectivity
  • Internal Web Sites
  • Secure Remote Access
  • support for mobile devices
  • File and Printer Sharing
  • Backup and Restore — all at one affordable price

By deploying Windows Mobile® phones or iPhones with SBS 2008 you can offer your highly-mobile employees (such as sales staff or field personnel) access to great features that can significantly boost user productivity. Help your staff get more done, in the office or on the go!

Defensive Networks supports SBS 2003 R2 and SBS 2008 - both Standard and Premium.

Small Business Server 2008

Antivirus & Malware Removal

Viruses, hacker attacks and other cyber threats are now a part of daily life. Malware spreading throughout the Internet, hackers stealing confidential data and mailboxes flooded with spam are the price we pay for computing convenience. Any unprotected computer or network is vulnerable. These threats can be mitigated in several ways.

Anti Virus Protection Appliances

Unified Threat Management Appliances can scan all incoming internet traffic and remove viruses, spyware and spam before it enters the corporate network. Server based Anti Virus Software is essential. This solution will ensure that all networked PC's and Apple Macs are fully up to date with the latest virus definitions and will counteract any Malware that enters your network. Used in conjunction with a UTM Appliance using a different virus scanning engine, virtually all risks are eliminated.

Companies often underestimate the disruption Viruses can cause to a network. Viruses cause lost time and cost money to remove from machine. Simple precautions will save you time, money and possibly your reputation.

However should the worst happen Defensive Networks can help remove the malware and ensure that your network is secure. If you need help removing a virus from your network give Midlands based Defensive Networks a call.

Antivirus & Malware Removal

Firewall Installation & UTM Appliances

The firewall is your first line of defence. It will stop hackers accessing your internal network. Several years ago, firewalls such as the Cisco PIX were classed as top of the line protection for your network. Whilst the PIX is still a great firewall, times have changed and web borne threats are now much greater. This is the reason Defensive Networks strongly recommend the use of UTM (Unified Threat Management) Appliances. These devices will stop hacker/intrusion attacks, strip viruses from email and internet traffic, block Spam (unsolicited email) and deny Spyware entry to the corporate network.

A correctly configured UTM can prevent your staff browsing objectionable websites and stop the (sometimes illegal) downloads of music, screensavers and videos. The UTM Appliance recommended by Defensive Networks is the Watchguard Firebox XTM range. These units will automatically block access to malware infected websites - a recent major threat to network security.

Defensive Networks can advise you of the best type of firewall or UTM device to install, depending on the size and needs of your network. For a free IT security audit call us today.

Firewall Installation & UTM Appliances

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