A family of solutions to keep you securely connected to your data
To save you dealing with different vendors and distinct end products for things like a strong connection, another for managed network protection, and something else to keep your employees and customers secure, we’ve brought them together.
Connecting your people, securely
You can sit back, relax, knowing we’ll do all the hard work to connect your people while keeping your information under lock and key.
For a truly hybrid IT experience we'll connect your workforce with fast remote access to everything they need, no matter when or where they are.
With our managed network services we can now move your encrypted data between any sites (including remote locations) securely.
Businesses rarely stand still for long. If (or when) your business decides to move toward hybrid cloud, your network solutions will instantly scale with you.
Secure Connectivity combines four network solutions
With our range of network solutions, you can combine SD-WAN and Zero Trust for your hybrid working challenges. Or you can bring together Cloud Firewall and Zero Trust, to help protect you from the ever-growing threat landscape. Compared to current prices, SD-WAN can also help you reduce costs while increasing your reliability. This family of solutions is ideal for enterprise networks.
You can cherry-pick what managed services and technologies are right for you and your business needs. Or, for great value, you can combine all four in one single-point package. The choice is up to you.
- Managed WAN
- Managed SD-WAN
- Managed Cloud Firewall
- Managed Zero Trust
WAN is a network of connections that stands for Wide Area Network. And it connects your whole organisation through cabled and wireless connections, plugged into network devices (like private leased lines, broadband and satellite or mobile).
There are lots of different network suppliers to choose from. And you can normally sort providers into two groups. Those who own the core network (like us), and those who rent a part of someone else’s network infrastructure and re-sell it to you.
Unsurprisingly, we recommend a trusted partner who’ll connect your business through their own, scalable network infrastructure. So you know every bit, byte, email, and phone call will move from A to B just as expected.
Our intelligent WAN prioritises business critical traffic and applications which need low-latency connections (like VoIP), meaning you don’t end up with a sluggish network and poor connectivity. We work with a handful of trusted partners for that final mile of leased line, names you’ll recognise like TalkTalk, BT, and Virgin Business
Own our datacentres
We don’t need to rely on partners and vendors. We’re completely in control with what goes in our data centres and maintain them 24/7.
It comes hand in hand with our Cloud Firewall, SD-WAN and Zero Trust. Our platforms all speak the same language so it’s easy to add on to your Managed WAN.
Lean on our know-how
Don’t get weighed down, with our extensive managed network service knowledge, we'll handle it all for you.
Wide array of options available
From fixed satellite to mobile we’ve got all the new technologies you need to improve customer experience and business efficiency.
Will Managed WAN be a good fit for you? Yes, if…
You’re an organisation with more than one location
Where your end users and customers need to pass data across different sites.
You have multiple locations serving different purposes and needs
For example, if you run a data centre serving 50 locations, you’d need guaranteed bandwidth.
Some of your offices or places of work are rural or remote
You might need satellite or mobile connectivity.
You’re suffering with infuriating slow speeds
Or you don’t have great availability.
To untangle an acronym, SD-WAN is short-hand for Software Defined Wide Area Network. Now let’s clear up the difference between WAN and SD-WAN.
A traditional WAN usually connects a single high performance ethernet circuit to a business site. But SD-WAN is simply software that dictates how your physical circuits are used. So, it can organise all of your traffic into the right lanes – low priority traffic like YouTube uses slower, less expensive circuits. Your important traffic like voice, CRM and office365 use a less congested, speedy circuit.
This secure option organises and prioritises your traffic according to a whole range of factors from a user and their location, to applications and web content categories. So, you don’t need to worry about lengthy and expensive changes. It’s also perfectly suited to simplifying complex networks, since everything is managed remotely and you can have a new site up and running in days, instead of months.
Rock solid reliability
Because our managed WAN is so good our SD-WAN benefits from that WAN performance. So, you won’t suffer moments of downtime or dips in performance.
We make sure that no matter where you’re connecting from whether that's on premise or the cloud, it’s secure.
If you’ve got home workers or remote locations that need to be spun up quickly we can make that happen. Flexible, and reliable.
Particularly if you can’t afford MPLS circuits and don’t want to trade-off the performance or security of moving to lower cost circuits or connectivity methods.
Will Managed SD-WAN be a good fit for you? Yes, if…
Your business needs change so your networking solutions need to be flexible
You might need to change bandwidth quickly or you have to set up for an event you’re running. For example, a roadshow travelling to 30 cities – SD-WAN travels with you.
You don’t want to get weighed down by technical wizardry
You’re not a network engineer, you simply want to make the most of how those things work. We promise you don’t need to know as much as you would if you were setting up a traditional WAN.
You want (or need) to set up a new office quickly
You can set up your managed network services in days, so your business can be up and running in no time.
You want your data to get to where it needs to be
You want to know it’s moving safely, especially if you’re using broadband.
Managed Cloud Firewall
Security starts to get complicated when you hop from one device to another, or across multiple locations and connections.
A standard firewall monitors and controls data when it passes through your computer, server, and the internet reducing the likelihood of a cyber incident. It can block people from downloading things that could harm you, and limit employees’ permissions to certain files. It will tell you which networks can be trusted, and the ones that can’t.
But, a managed firewall is monitored, so you can just get on with running your business. You don’t need to be an expert in threat detection, and you don’t need to identify the weaknesses in your network infrastructure – that’s all done for you.
As the name ‘Managed Cloud Firewall’ suggests, our firewall works as part of your cloud setup, as well as combining with your physical premises to create a secure network. If the worst should happen, we have industry-leading backup and recovery managed services available.
Security covering all the bases
You’ll be uniquely secured because we use our expertise to join all the dots, securing your whole system.
Your firewall is already in the cloud so you can hop on your digital transformation journey and get cracking
Support on tap
Lean on our engineers and architects for the expertise you need - we're on hand to support with network management 24/7
A greener option
It’s in the cloud so you’re not filling your site with a piece of physical kit that requires power and cooling
Will a Managed Cloud Firewall be a good fit for you? Yes, if…
Your in-house team has limited technical knowledge
With our managed services we’ll step in with the knowledge, technologies and tools to keep you secure.
You don’t want to be the risk owner
Let us worry about the detail. It’s part of the managed network service to understand your networking needs and make sure you’re protected.
You don’t want to load up on hardware
Save space and money. You don’t need to worry about power or a piece of kit breaking (or being able to fix it).
Security is a priority
When you need network services in the cloud connected to your network to be watertight.
Managed Zero Trust
The new vanguard in managed network services, locking down sensitive information. Zero Trust protects your cloud and SaaS networks, end customers, and devices within centrally-managed, software-defined networking. It works on a ‘need to access’ basis, only giving permission and access to those who meet the pre-defined conditions you set.
Devices are protected against phishing and other threats without the need for extra software, removing exposure to third-party network vulnerabilities.
We’ve developed a Zero Trust VPN to allow you to work anywhere and everywhere safely – no matter where your people are, which device they’re using, no matter what network they’re on. Our network service model takes a “trust is earned” approach. All traffic and users are suspicious until proven otherwise. That means our service continually checks that the right people have access to only what they need, nothing more, nothing less.
Combined with SD-WAN and Cloud Firewall, Zero Trust offers you an incredibly powerful set of managed network services to create a flexible, fast and secure network (without the disruption usually associated with big legacy replacement projects).
Once authenticated, a user can log on from anywhere, on any device
Security is centre stage
With Zero Trust, we'll give everyone remote access to the apps they need while continually validating that the user is trusted.
Get more for less
You’ll reduce costs compared to a traditional VPN – ideal for public and private sector investments alike.
As easy as A B C
Managed Zero Trust is easy to roll out, manage, and use.
Will Managed Zero Trust be a good fit for you? Yes, if
Your people are operating remotely
Working in places like coffee shops that might not be secure, Zero Trust wraps security around every employee, not matter where they are.
People work from devices that aren’t yours
For example you have freelancers that use their own IT set-up, or have a customer contact centre through home-working. The cost of tens or hundreds of laptops could be crippling compared to buying licences.
You need to know who’s accessing what, and where
You need control of classified docs and corporate information like customer records, card details, contracts…
You strive for simplicity
One application, one username, one password. No faffing about with VPN codes, log ins, authentication and internal IT support.
There’s no stopping us
We understand the threat landscape
Put us to the test and ask us anything about network security challenges, new technologies and cyber threats. We have experience managing networks worldwide, providing connectivity for both international businesses and the public sector alike.
Two decades of managed network service experience
For more than two decades iomart has been designing and managing network services and solutions. As a trusted managed service provider we have the extensive experience you need to connect your people and locations to the data they need. All while remaining protected.
We make complicated technologies straightforward
It’s complex to deploy and administer networks. But our IT people love this stuff (and they’re very good at it). With a keen eye on your network strategy, they’ll keep everything working and optimised. They’re at the end of the phone to banish any technical hiccups and detangle any complexities you might be facing.
Helping USC control, monitor and scale their network
“iomart have got a level of resilience that I’d only seen in films before!”
Nick Cragg, Head of IT – University College School