Security and Firewalls

Security Analysis, Appliances / Firewalls, DOS / DDoS Protection

You need to be confident that your systems and data are secure from unauthorised access, whilst allowing your staff to get on with their work.

CTS can provide a measured approach to this area without infecting you with abject paranoia!

We offer hardware and software solutions from industry leaders such as Cisco PIX, Check Point, WatchGuard, SonicWALL, NetScreen and Radware.

These encompass hardware firewalls and security appliances with software monitoring and alerting systems.  You can rest assured that your network is safe from outside attack and with the addition of Anti-Spam and Anti-Virus products from Sophos, Kaspersky, Barracuda and other well-known industry standard manufacturers you can also protect your staff from them.

CTS can analyse your current security policies and report on weaknesses and breaches where found, offering recommendations and remedies.

Disaster Recovery Plan

CTS offer various levels of services as outlined below:

Gold Disaster Recovery Plan

The Gold Plan is similar to the Silver, CTS will operate and manage an identical server hosted on our premises, purchased by the client specifically for the job.  Weekly backups will be collected from the client’s offices to maintain the mirroring status of the Backup Server.  This can be augmented by daily automated online updates to the Backup Server, either overnight or in real time using additional software products.

Silver Disaster Recovery Plan

The Silver Plan operates as a single user/application based service. For example, we provide the necessary PC hardware, desk space, telephone, fax, and printing and internet access facilities within the DRP suite. Applications will be prepared and tested onto designated hardware. Weekly backups will be collected from your office and the integrity of the DRP will be tested quarterly. This may require a little time from a client each quarter to verify the functionality and accuracy of the data.

There will be an initial cost for the time required to prepare the systems and processes and, should the DRP be invoked. CTS will charge for technical services at the standard prevailing rates. Time involved in quarterly Disaster Recovery tests is included in the monthly charge. All call charges, printing/faxing costs etc, will be charged to the client. Internet access and e-mail facilities are included in the monthly charges.

Bronze Disaster Recovery Plan

With the Bronze Plan, we plan according to available rental equipment and temporary office space. As part of your daily administrative routines, a full system back up is taken off-site and stored securely at a location of at least one mile from the main site. In the event that you invoke your DRP, CTS use your off-site backup to bring the system back online within a 48 hour period. All necessary cabling and network hardware, such as switches, routers, servers, workstations and printers are provided by CTS.