Managed Network

Reliable and secure network infrastructure for your business

Core's Managed Network Services

Designing and maintaining a reliable and secure network infrastructure is challenging; it takes experience and expertise.

Our networking offering gives you reliable connectivity, keeping your systems safe from attack through our Security as a Service, and eliminating bottlenecks that could impact productivity.

Core’s networking offering is made up of three facets:

  • Managed networking: we take care of the key infrastructure elements that keep your technology running smoothly, from network switched to WiFi connections.
  • Firewall as a Service: we provide the peace of mind that comes with knowing your IT environment is secure, stable and proactively monitored.
  • Secure Cloud Gateway: we enable government departments to seamlessly and securely connect to cloud-based systems and resources.

Most modern organisations use a blend of on-premise, private and public cloud-based systems, which can cause technical challenges. Core’s experience in networking means you can eliminate these issues.

Click on one of the options below to learn more about our managed network service or to contact us.

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Network security is an absolute priority for most organisations, particularly given the introduction of GDPR. Well-configured firewalls and expert monitoring can help ease these worries and free you up to concentrate on your business, rather than your technology.

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Firewall as a Service

A Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) provides your computer network with security and protection against unauthorised access, intrusions, data loss and malware and is effective for both large IT networks and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Attacks are always evolving, so it’s important to make sure your firewall protection is current and up-to-date.

Secure Cloud Gateway

Core’s Secure Cloud Gateway means you don’t have to compromise on speed or security. Our datacentres are government accredited and certified to ‘Official’ (sensitive) level. We offer dedicated bandwidth at speeds of 100Mbps to lightning-quick 160 Gbps.

These connections are under constant proactive management, with 24/7 support available. Customers are provided with monthly service reports detailing their bandwidth utilisation and threat detection events.

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Cabling and connectivity - Your network probably uses a selection of connectivity methods, including wired connections to switches, site to site VPN links, office WiFi connections and provisions for people to access systems remotely. Core ensure these essential ‘nuts and bolts’ fit together seamlessly and securely. Performance is consistently monitored so that proactive steps can be taken to identify and resolve any issues.

Cloud connectivity - Many government departments find connecting to cloud-based services directly can be overwhelmingly complex, prohibitively expensive or both. Core’s Secure Cloud Gateway provides an alternative, allowing you to connect to services like Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services via our datacentres in London and Slough. We use MPLS or IPSEC VPN connections to establish connectivity via any client-side firewall, and fully manage all routers and other components. This connectivity is simple and cost-effective and is a low-cost way to test and trial cloud services with minimal outlay.

Core's Managed Network Benefits

✓ 24/7 support – Get instant help at any time of day with our IT support which is available 24/7, 365 days a year.

✓ Multilingual support – Our Managed IT Service support is multilingual to help teams which are located around the world, not just in English-speaking countries

✓ Server support – Core can support your servers whether they are located on-premise or hosted in the cloud via Microsoft Azure

✓ Microsoft Office 365 support – Additional support is available for Microsoft Office 365 and the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS)

✓ Proactive patching – Core’s Managed IT Service provides proactive patching and security monitoring on all desktops and servers, so you are protected against newly discovered vulnerabilities as soon as possible

✓ Cloud-hosted service desk – Enjoy access to a cloud-hosted service desk system which lets your users check the status of issues and queries

Managed Network Services FAQ

Our Firewall as a Service gives your organisation robust firewall protections against unauthorised access to your computer network, including intrusions, hacks and malicious threats. It is a continuous service which is provided at a predictable monthly cost and includes constant monitoring, 24/7 support and ongoing upgrades, so you can relax knowing your IT network is as secure and protected as possible.

Malicious threats are increasing and evolving on a daily basis, and if successful can severely compromise the security and integrity of your IT infrastructure. Every organisation needs a robust firewall in place to protect their data and network. Firewall as a Service ensures you have the very best security software protecting your network, with constant monitoring for early threat detection and regular upgrades to keep your network secure, all for a predictable monthly cost.

Our Firewall as a Service gives you a Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) which works at multi-gigabit (super-fast) speeds and inspects content to remove malicious threats. It is monitored 24/7/365 for additional security and early detection of any threats. Our NGFW near zero-latency, so there is almost no delay between making a request and receiving a response. Regular updates are included, so your firewall protection is always as current as it can be. SLAs are in place to ensure you are always satisfied with the service you receive.

The cost of your Firewall as a Service depends on your requirements and the level of service you need. We would be delighted to discuss your needs and explain how Core can help protect your IT infrastructure.

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