Archive for March, 2014

Join the Net-Ctrl Sales Team!

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Net-Ctrl seeks two well-motivated and professionally minded people to join our sales team. If you’re interested in either of our roles please send your CV’s to careers@net-ctrl.com.

Internal Sales Support

You will be working alongside our established internal and external sales team producing quotations and liaising with customers and suppliers. You will be using Sage 50 to raise quotations, MS Word, Excel and Outlook for email and calendar.

The job is office based and full time preferably, 9am to 5pm. Salary is commensurate with experience and industry knowledge.

Products will include Firewalls, Mobile Working\Remote Access, Wireless and Wired Infrastructure.

Sales experience is not as important as being able to work well with other people often under pressure. Accuracy in numeracy and written English is also important but this in no way excludes foreign applicants.

Salary TBD + Package

External Sales Executive

The candidate will have a proven track record in selling IT products or services in to the private and/or public sectors on a business to business basis. You will be able to explain how you went about finding prospects, closing business and developing your clients.

The role will include finding your own leads from telesales activity, often in conjunction with suppliers and vendors. Liaising with our in-house marketing will also provide a steady supply of organisations to call and to hopefully generate leads. Account management is key to the success of Net-Ctrl so nurturing clients over time is a must. We are also looking for someone with good communication skills, driving license and the willingness to go the extra mile!

Our Head Office is in Ipswich, Suffolk. We would expect the successful candidate to be in the office around once a week and live within an hour journey time of the office.

Products will include Firewalls, Mobile Working\Remote Access, Wireless and Wired Infrastructure.

Salary TBD + OTE year one + package

Ruckus Wireless Release 802.11AC Access Point

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Ruckus Wireless have released their first 802.11AC access point called the R700.

The ZoneFlex R700 ensures the most reliable connectivity within challenging and ever-changing RF environments. With BeamFlex+, the ZoneFlex R700 is capable of delivering 6 dB of signal-to-interference-plus-noise (SINR) improvement and up to 15 dB of interference mitigation over other APs. The ZoneFlex R700 simultaneously supports spatial multiplexing and BeamFlex+ to deliver the best price/performance of any three-stream 802.11ac AP.

ZoneFlex R700 is purpose-built for high-capacity, high performance and interference-laden environments such as airports, public venues, hotels, universities and conference centers. The perfect choice for data-intensive streaming multimedia applications, the ZoneFlex R700 delivers picture perfect HD-quality IP video while supporting VoIP and data applications that have stringent quality of service requirements.

Download the Ruckus ZoneFlex R700 Datasheet

Features:

Ultra high performance and cost effective

  • Three-stream MIMO 3×3:3
  • Concurrent dual-band (5GHz/2.4GHz) support
  • 450 Mbps of user throughput per radio (2.4 GHz) and 1300 Mbps (5 GHz)
  • Up to 6dB of signal-to-interference and noise (SINR) improvement and up to 15dB of interference mitigation
  • Transmit beamforming capable
  • Capable of supporting over 500 clients
  • Novel channel selection approach delivering up to 50 percent capacity gain over alternative background scanning approaches

Adaptive antennas and Automatic interference mitigation

  • Up to 2 times extended range and coverage
  • Automatic interference mitigation, optimized for high-density environments
  • Dual polarized adaptive antennas with 21 antenna elements and over 3000 antenna patterns for ultra-reliabilit

Concurrent support for HD IPTV, VoIP and data

  • Support for isochronous, multicast IP video streaming
  • Four queues per client station

Differentiated services with multiple SSIDs

  • 32 BSSIDs with unique QoS and security policies (8 BSSIDs at 5 GHz)
  • WPA-PSK (AES), 802.1X support
  • Zero-IT and Dynamic PSK
  • Captive portal and guest accounts
  • RADIUS and Active Directory support

Ruckus Wireless Smart WiFi Bundles Coming to an End

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Ruckus Wireless Discounted Smart WiFi Bundles WILL End 31st March 2014!

The discounted Ruckus Wireless Smart WiFi education bundles will come to an end on the 31st March 2014. Once this date has passed the bundles are not likely to come back.

What are the bundles?

Ruckus formulated a selection of wireless packages combining a powerful controller (ZoneDirector) with a number of smart access points and partner support for five years.

Why should I buy a Smart WiFi bundle?

These bundles are the perfect wireless package, combining different access point models and quantities to suit small, medium and large sites. This combined with the controller and support packages means you’re getting a complete wireless solution that will most importantly save you money.

Email marketing@net-ctrl.com or contact your sales representative to request a quotation before it’s too late.

*Please note we are required to register your interest and gain approval from Ruckus in order to supply the pricing outlined below.

Ruckus ZoneFlex 7372 Bundle 1
• 6 x ZoneFlex 7372 Access Points
• 1 x ZoneDirector 1112 Controller – Support up to 12 Access Points.
• 5 Years Partner Watchdog Support

Price: £2,694.00

Ruckus ZoneFlex 7372 Bundle 2
• 25 x ZoneFlex 7372 Access Points
• 1 x ZoneDirector 3050 Controller – Support up to 50 Access Points
• 5 Years Partner Watchdog Support

Price: £11,677.00

Ruckus ZoneFlex 7982 Bundle 1
• 6 x ZoneFlex 7982 Access Points
• 1 x ZoneDirector 1112 Controller – Support up to 12 Access Points
• 5 Years Partner Watchdog Support

Price: £3,625.00

Ruckus ZoneFlex 7982 Bundle 2
• 25 x ZoneFlex 7982 Access Points
• 1 x ZoneDirector 3050 Controller Support up to 50 Access Points
• 5 Years Partner Watchdog Support

Price: £15,557.00

Palo Alto Networks Announce Upcoming Hands-on Sessions

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Net-Ctrl and Palo Alto Networks will be running a series of ultimate test drive sessions where you’ll get hands-on experience with Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall.

Location:

Palo Alto Networks, 4th Floor
140 Leadenhall Street
London EC3V 4QT

Available dates:

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In these free half-day technical workshops you will configure security policies that will ultimately restore visibility and control over the applications, users and content traversing your network.

At the end of this workshop you will have:

• Established policies to enable applications based on users and groups.
• Learned how to enable application features while restricting others.
• Configured a policy that decrypts, inspects and allows SSL.

If you or a team member would like to attend please email marketing@net-ctrl.com with your names and desired dates.

Please note: you will need to bring your own laptop.