Star has launched a new managed private network service.
Netstar IP offers office based, remote and mobile workers to access their internal IT systems, data and applications over a secure, resilient network connection.
Customers signing up for the service are provided with a router and connectivity to Star's state-of-the-art data centre and choose either to take up a hosted service offering, where data and applications are housed in the data centre, or maintain their own applications and hardware at their own premises.
It allows customers to consolidate voice, data and networks into one place and eliminates the need for firewalls, PBXs or PSTN break outs at each site. Bandwidth monitoring and quality of service (QoS) capabilities are also offered, as is built in redundancy in the event of a disaster.
Hugo Harber, head of Convergence and Network Strategy at Star, said: “Our research has shown us that customers value a personalised customer service with a single point of contact for all queries.
“We also believe that SMBs, like larger businesses, should have access to cutting edge technology, to improve their competitive advantage. Providing secure, prioritised high speed access to all employees – whether local, remote or mobile - means that vital data and applications are accessible as and when needed, giving huge productivity and customer experience benefits.”