IT / Telephony

21st Century Telephony

Nowadays desk phones don’t need to use old static telephone lines; They can use the standard data cable that your PC desktops uses (often sharing just one data cable for both phone & PC).

PBX’s. Remember those? They’re a thing of the past now that hosted VOIP systems are so mainstream. Not only are they long winded to setup and configure, they’re also hard to maintain and pose a huge security risk to your network if the aformentioned tasks are not completed properly.

SWDirect Ltd are VOIP resellers and specialists in configuring, maintaing and securing cloud VOIP systems, meaning that you can have a modern, hassle-free VOIP system in the blink of an eye.

VOIP relies on a strong internet connection which we have in abundance in our state of the art datacentre in Wolverhampton, where your VOIP systems shall be hosted but we can also supply to your business premises, a leased line or alternative internet options which should make your VOIP and internet based activities that bit smoother!

If you want to ditch the standard deskphone altogether then we also offer a range of softphone applications that can be installed to any mobile device, meaning you can answer your deskphone on the go and it also removes the need for somewhere to plug in a deskphone.

Interested in moving across to a VOIP platform that is trusted by many business? Looking for business grade internet at your new or existing premises? If so, drop us an email on systems@swdirect.co.uk and we will be able to discuss the options available to you.

COVID-19 / IT

Get Setup To Work From Home

SWDirect Ltd are experts in helping business’ get started securely working from home and have been since 2005! Working from home offers various benefits such as increased flexibilty for employees, reduced costs for employers and the ability to safely continue working during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our team are fully equppied to migrate your systems, data and users from your current system onto our systems that are hosted in our state of the art datacenter facility, based in Wolverhampton. Moreover, this can all be done without even visiting your office premises, futher enforcing that anything that can be done onsite can be done remotely.

Once you are hosted on our state of the art servers, the SWDirect Ltd team will look after your systems and users ensuring you have access to your systems when you need them most and making sure everybody is working as problem free and therefore, as efficient as possible.

If you would like to hear more about the services we offer, please email sytems@swdirect.co.uk and we will do our best to assist you.

IT

Hosted Exchange verses onsite Exchange server??

There are good arguments for using Exchange in the cloud or onsite on your own server. The functionality is the same and connectivity is a consideration in both configurations but in our opinion the hosted version wins it overall.

This is for one main reason, the “load” on your server is moved to the cloud, leaving your server to perform the functions you need it to. File and print, login security and database applications are given the full resources of your server and the ever CPU,RAM and disk hungry Exchange is somebody else’s problem.

If this sounds like a good idea to you, get in touch with SWDirect Ltd and we can help you retire your onsite Exchange and move your email function seamlessly to the cloud.

IT

SWDirect Ltd achieves Gold Partner Status with WatchGuard

We are pleased to announce that SWDirect Ltd has reached the status of Gold partner with WatchGuard.

This opens up many avenues for us and shows that we have the expertise and qualifications to help you setup

and maintain your WatchGuard firewall.

WatchGuard Gold Partner

WatchGuard One Gold Partners have proven expertise and product certification in the entire range of WatchGuard unified threat management solutions. Since 1996, WatchGuard has been building award-winning unified threat management (UTM) solutions that combine firewall, VPN and security services to protect networks and the businesses they power.

“ Seattle-based WatchGuard has deployed nearly a million of its integrated, multi-function threat management appliances worldwide, to businesses that range from SMEs to large distributed enterprises. Recognizing an unmet need for a security solution that addresses the rapidly evolving threat landscape, WatchGuard architected its high-throughput, highly scalable, and flexible Fireware® operating system to form the backbone of its products. This platform yields dramatically higher performance at a much lower cost than competitors in environments where multiple security engines are enabled. ”

WatchGuard’s modular architecture, based on its Fireware operating system, runs full versions of the industry’s leading third-party scanning engines. This offers best-in-class security at every price point, and with maximum flexibility to meet the changing threat landscape.

Build a Powerful Partnership

The WatchGuardONE Technology Partner Program offers three levels of partnership (Silver, Gold, and Platinum) to provide flexibility based on Partner commitment as well as two levels of integration classifications (Documented and Certified) to validate solution compatibility with WatchGuard products. Please see page 7 for more information regarding integration requirements.

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