Amazing Business mobile offers from EE & FreeClix

We’re excited to bring to you three great business mobile offers from EE & FreeClix. Why not take advantage of the Samsung Galaxy J3 for only £19.00p/m. Full details and other offers below:

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FreeClix MD speaking at Norfolk Chamber Cyber Security Conference

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We’re excited to announce that Managing Director of FreeClix Peter Freeman is going to be a speaker at the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce’s Cyber Security Conference on 18th May 2017.

With new EU regulations on data protection coming into force in May 2018, the event aims to inform businesses on how to stay safe in the modern age of technology and avoid fines of up to €20m. The conference will cover topics such as trends in Cyber Security, The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), inside threats and preventing cyber-attacks.

Pete will be talking to guests about the different components of businesses networks that, if not implemented and maintained correctly, may be vulnerable to a cyber-attack . In his talk, he’ll cover the vulnerabilities of both wired & wireless networks, guest WiFi systems, wireless encryption types, unified threat management (UTM) and NAT, IPv4 & IPv6. Pete will also discuss with guests some ‘next steps’ and preventative measures that their businesses can take to reduce their risk of a cyber-attack.

Pete is a specialist in network design and security with over 20 years of experience and provides consultancy and services to organisations across the UK to defend them against IT security threats.

He founded FreeClix in 1999 as East Anglia’s first wireless Internet Service provider and today FreeClix continues as an internet communications & telecoms provider that designs, builds and maintains highly secure wide and local area networks for small to large businesses. It also maintains its own Tier 2 data centre in Norwich City Centre.

He is also the Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer of new Norfolk start up SimRush which is deploying superfast broadband to rural not-spots across the UK.

If you would like more information about the event or would like to book a ticket for the event visit the Norfolk Chambers Cyber Security Conference event page.

HVoice – Fully Cloud based phone solution now available

Advanced managerial VoIP phone on beech desk.We are excited to announce the launch of our new fully cloud based phone solution – HVoice.

Fully scalable and cost effective, HVoice can be tailored to your business requirements. Each user license has over 30 features included as standard, as well as 5000 minutes to UK landlines and mobiles. There are no expensive upfront hardware costs as HVoice operates with complete PBX functionality.

Packages start from as little as £12.50p/m per user.

For more information visit our HVoice page or contact us on 01603 703340.

 

Price Increases from 1st April 2017

Our service prices are changing on 1st April 2017. We’ve not increased our prices for over a decade and have maintained our service levels to customers despite various wholesale price increases.

We know that no one likes price increases – and we’ve kept these as low as possible. We’ve always been cheaper than BT and even with our price increases are still cheaper than BT.

If you wish to discuss the new pricing, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.Capture

 

FreeClix is now an Authorised EE Dealer of all EE Business mobile products and services.

FreeClix is now an Authorised EE Dealer of all EE Business mobile products and services.

We supply a comprehensive range of EE voice and data solutions and EE devices.

Whether you’re a sole trader or a major corporation (or somewhere in between), we can provide you with a tailored service that will do much more than simply deliver the products you order when you want them.

As an independent dealer we can create bespoke deals from all EE tariffs to give you the best pricing models in the market.

Contract coming up for renewal or looking for new connections or devices? Got a quote elsewhere and looking for a better deal?

Drop us an email to sales@freeclix.com or give us a call on 01603703340 to see if we can go one better for you. 

Should guest WiFi be a part of my network?

Offering guest wireless is fairly standard of a number of businesses, but did you know it can actually help to protect your business. By having a second or even third wireless network creates a number of security options that can help protect your business.

By having an additional wireless network within your business you can:

  • Separate the guest and employee networks – By doing this you can ensure that you’re business network remains safe and protected, whilst still allowing your guests access to the internet. It also means you don’t have to share passwords with any of your guests.
  • Protect against malware – If one of your clients becomes a victim of of a malware or identity theft attack, you can be sure that your business critical data remains safe and secure on your separate network.
  • Control network usage – Guest WiFi networks allows you to limit the amount of resources available to visitors. Rather than allowing them full priority bandwidth your guest network can run at reasonable speed that keeps your customers happy whilst not affecting your network performance.

However when providing free internet, nothing is more important that safety. Lax security can be very dangerous for not just your customers but your business too. When installing your guest WiFi network you need to consider:

  • Mobile device security– Most of the guests using your public network will be doing so on mobile devices. With mobile devices comes mobile apps, which may not be covered by your security measures.
  • Appropriate network use – Some people may try to use your guest WiFi for illegal activities. You must ensure an acceptable user policy is enforced. Remember it’s your business that’s liable for any criminal activity detected on your network.
  • Up-to-date security measures – An outdated security system makes your business much more susceptible to cyber attacks. Ensure updates are checked and administered often to keep your network protected.

Taking into account the above security measures can allow you to deploy a successful, safe, secure guest network.

Once you’ve got your guest WiFi up and running, you can then offer your customers a unique experience they can’t get elsewhere. With the ability to distribute exclusive content and provide exclusive offers, you can really get your brands message across.

Thinking about installing a guest network for your business, talk to us today. We can help you put together a solution that keeps your business protected and your clients happy.

Call us today on 01603 703340

 

FreeClix joins Dropbox Partner Network

Dropbox-partner-networkFreeClix have now joined the Dropbox Partner Network. Dropbox for business allows users to store and share important documents. Features of Dropbox for business include:

 

As much storage as needed

If you need more space, your quota can easily be increased

File and version recovery

Easy to recover deleted files and restore previous file versions

Team folder manager

Visibility over team folders, including sync management

Link permissions

Password protect links, or set expiration dates for temporary access

Granular permissions

Manage access and sharing controls for any folder or sub-folder

Admin accounts

Manage account membership and take control of the sharing and security settings

Admin dashboard

Monitor team activity, view connected devices and audit sharing activity

Account transfer tool

Easily transfer files from one user to another when responsibilities change

Groups

Create groups to easily manage team member access to specific folders

Remote wipe

Clear files from lost or stolen devices to ensure company files are kept in the right hands

Third-party app integrations

Extend your usage of Dropbox with over 300,000 connected apps

Live Support 

Quickly get answers to your questions via phone, email and chat support

For more information or to get setup with Dropbox for business call us today on 01603 703340 or email sales@freeclix.com 

Don’t forget to upgrade to Windows 10

Today is the last day you can upgrade to Windows 10 for free.

Make sure you head over to https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10 to get your free upgrade to Windows 10!

Everything you need to know about Windows 10:

  • It was rolled out 29th July 2015 as a free upgrade
  • Windows 10 free upgrade ends on 29th July 2016
  • Enterprise users can manage company-wide rollouts
  • If you don’t take advantage of the free upgrade you can end up paying up to £100 to upgrade in the future
  • Microsoft Edge replaces Internet Explorer as Windows 10 default browser

 

Power problems with BT Services

BT Power problems are affecting lots of services

We have been made aware that since 07:45 this morning BT are experiencing power problems that are affecting many of its services . Engineers are currently onsite attempting to resolve this issue. 

Norwich Data Centre marks 10th Anniversary

UK Internet Service Provider FreeClix is celebrating its tenth anniversary of Data Centre operations at its Norwich facility.

The FreeClix Data Centre was founded in 2006 and was the first facility of its kind in the region. Considerable investment has been made in the last two years to upgrade the Data Centre. It is now provided with a fully N+1 redundant infrastructure, dual-fed substation with UPS autonomous power delivering 99.999% uptime since installation. It offers highly resilient Connectivity & Internet Transit from multiple carriers with separate points of entry. Its diversely routed BGP carrier network can provide internet transit speeds up to 1Gb.
The growing number of digital services used by UK businesses and local government has boosted demand for secure spaces for them to host their physical infrastructure including servers and storage equipment that run application servers and data virtualisation.

Managing Director Pete Freeman said “Businesses are increasingly recognising the need to guard against their data loss risk as part of their business continuity and disaster recovery planning. Using a data centre enables organisations to not only deliver their IT strategy into the future, by delivering the server and storage space needed but also reducing risk and improving energy efficiency strategies.”

The seemingly unstoppable rise in cloud based services which reduces the need for businesses’ own physical storage needs has not curbed the requirement for data centre space however. Pete explains “We’re actually seeing an increase in enquiries from organisations that need off-site disaster recovery or physical data centre space for legacy systems and services that can’t be migrated to the cloud.”

“It’s a fantastic milestone to have reached and we’re looking forward to the coming months in which we shall be launching our new self-managed hosting platform.”

The FreeClix Tier 2 Data Centre was the first data centre in East Anglia and is wholly owned and operated by FreeClix Limited. It is securely located in central Norwich for easy access 24 x 7 x 365.  Secure, resilient data centre solutions include colocation and hosting services, internet transit, secure data storage, virtual dedicated servers and network solutions. 

FreeClix is offering free installation up to the end of August 2016 to all new colocation customers (up to half a rack).

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