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Networking & Security

Nostra is fully accredited by the largest networking and security vendors in the world today. Vendors such as Palo Alto, Cisco, Barracuda, GFI, N-Able, and SonicWALL to name a few have invested in the support and training of Nostra technicians.

A Nostra network solution encompasses all aspects of the network, converging all infrastructure, devices, data, communication, and applications into one seamless solution, which we design and deploy, be it LAN or WAN. Nostra are an accredited Cisco Select networking partner, and our advanced networking engineers utilise the full Cisco portfolio in our robust enterprise network builds. We are currently the installation partner of choice for many enterprise clients who utilise our technical expertise in many of their advanced network infrastructure rebuilds, greenfield sites, and large scale site moves.

Nostra can secure your critical data either on premise or in the field using advanced MDM. Our NAC and NAP technicians defend your Infrastructure from unauthorised access, while our Support team shields your Servers, Desktop’s, Laptops, Tablets and Phones from spam, viruses, trojans, and monitors your device security patches via our industry leading.

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Nostra strongly advocate actively tracking how your current network is performing to ascertain whether or not you are getting optimal results for your business. Nostra can help with this, and utilise a market leading remote management and monitoring software which gives us the ability to monitor all aspects of your network from our HQ, and to provide proactive advice and support to maintain optimum levels of efficiency. This can be tailored to specific organisational needs, and there are various options when it comes to monitoring your network and providing impartial advice on how you can improve your setup to make your life, and the life of your employees considerably easier.

We are more than happy to carry out regular IT health checks for our clients and also for first time customers. These health checks are obligation free and confidential.

Nostra Tips for Security

Passwords
One of the most important elements of IT security are your passwords. The majority of people typically use the same or a similar password for everything. The password for your network, email, Gmail, Facebook, and Twitter are generally the same or similar. The challenge here is obviously the fact that if someone gains access to one password they will have access to all of your systems. Never use a general password. Pa55w0rd, Password123 of any generic passwords should be changed immediately. We recommend that all organisations introduce a 3 month password expiration policy at a minimum. We also recommend that all passwords for all logins used should contain the following:

  • Both capital and small letters
  • Numbers
  • Symbols (X!”£$%^&*()~@:}?><,./;#’][)
  • Minimum of 8 characters

Firewall
Every business should have a firewall, and there are no exceptions to this rule. The specific internal systems of your company will determine the necessary firewall type.

Some brands that Nostra recommend include:

  • SonicWALL
  • Cisco
  • Palo Alto

Nostra also recommend that a subscription is enabled to ensure that your firewall stays fully up to date. Most firewalls have an alerting system to report back on intrusion alerts. Nostra also have an alert monitoring service.
Further preventative measures that can be discussed with Nostra include:

  • Cloud Backup
  • Anti-Virus
  • Web Filter
  • Cloud Email
  • Web Proxy
  • 2nd Anti-Spam Engine
  • Group Policy

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