Fast, reliable and cost effective internet connectivity is something every business looks for. There are several options for business-grade connectivity – EFM, EoFTTC or Fibre Ethernet.
For many businesses, this is a large upgrade for them from basic connectivity from ADSL or FTTC – these kind of broadband connections usually come with free cheap routers with basic features that lack reliability. Let’s face it, how many times have you had to reboot your router or been told to “turn it off and back on again”. Doesn’t really seem reliable, or fit for purpose, right?
So you decide to upgrade to one of these newer, better circuits, only to find that your provider doesn’t give you a router or firewall – this is something you need to pay for separately. This means you need to budget for a cost you wasn’t expecting but NEED – Otherwise, you will have no means of even using the new data circuit.
Doesn’t really seem fair, does it? You pay a large some of money every month, and still have to pay a large upfront fee to use the internet.
There are lots of different Firewall vendors out there, so then you have to make a decision on which one is appropriate for you, what costs are involved, who will support and maintain it etc – it’s suddenly alot more stressful than it needs to be, Don’t worry, we totally understand.
That’s why Blaucomm include a Free Sophos XG Firewall with selected EFM, EoFTTC and Fibre Ethernet Circuits that we provide! We provide a model that is appropriate for the circuit speed and number of expected devices – it’s supplied, installed and maintained by Blaucomm as well, so you never need to worry about who to call!
This means no unexpected costs, no additional purchases, no additional support contracts required – complete peace of mind!
Do I need to get an IT company to manage the Firewall Appliance?
No – Blaucomm will manage and maintain this for you! If you do have an in-house IT Department or third party provider, we’ll work with them to provide access so they can make changes on your behalf. The more we work together, the better.
I don’t understand – do I need a firewall?
Yes, you do. All of the circuits for EFM, EoFTTC and Fibre Ethernet are provided in such as way that you must connect a firewall or router in order to be connected to the internet. A Firewall includes all the features and abilities to protect your business from threats on the internet and ensure you always stay connected without any interruptions.
I think I have a router already, can I just use that?
If it’s sufficient, it could be used. We highly suggest staying away from cheap hardware and low level brands – why would you invest in a business-grade connectivity just to plug a cheap router in that still fails and requires rebooting when it stops working. It kind of defeats the object! But we’ll always provide advise and best practice suggestions where possible.
What models do you provide?
We provide and support the entire fleet of Sophos XG – we provide a model that is suitable for your circuit type, speed and expected user count.
What features will come with the Sophos XG?
All the features included in “Enterprise Protect” for the Sophos XG. This will include the web filtering, anti-virus and anti-malware, advanced threat detection, http/https scanning, captive portals and so much more.
It includes manufacturers support, including hardware warranty. This means if you appliance goes faulty, you get a brand new replacement!
Furthermore, you get a much better enhanced GUI for easy management, and even access to the cloud management portal ‘Sophos Central’.
What do I need to do?
If you have an existing EFM, EoFTTC or Fibre Ethernet or are interested in a new installation, why not reach out? You can call us on 08000 062 262 or email email@example.com !