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Government pledges to ‘damage, disrupt and destroy’ cyberattackers

November 2, 2016

London, 2nd November 2016: Wired: Over the next five years, the UK will increase its ability to launch cyberattacks against other countries and hacking groups, the Chancellor has confirmed. Launching a cybersecurity plan that’s due to last until 2021, Philip Hammond confirmed that UK security services would cause “damage, disruption or destruction” against those that attack Read More →

We sponsor Jisc’s Security Conference – 1st November!

October 27, 2016

London, 27th October 2016: Join us for Jisc’s Security Conference on 1st November and find out how Aurora365 (part of Comtact Ltd.) is working with the UK’s leading education providers to help colleges and universities face the challenges of a rapidly evolving threat landscape. With over a third of UK universities being blighted by a successful cyberattack each hour,* Read More →

Aurora365 secures G-Cloud 8 Government Supplier Status

September 22, 2016

London, 22nd September 2016: Bringing next generation Security-as-a-Service solutions – including powerful Zscaler Private Access offering – to UK Public Sector organisations via G-Cloud Aurora365 (part of Comtact Ltd.), one of the UK’s leading cyber security and remote infrastructure management service providers, has secured a place on G-Cloud 8  – the UK Government’s latest cloud services procurement framework Read More →

Webinar Invitation: Ransomware – your money or your data

September 16, 2016

Webinar Invitation:    Ransomware – your money or your data  »  Wednesday 28th September , 2016 | 4:30 pm In the last few years, ransomware has taken the cybercrime world by storm. CryptoWall 3.0, one of the most lucrative and broad-reaching ransomware campaigns, was alone responsible for 406,887 infection attempts and accounted for about $325 million in damages Read More →

Webinar Invitation: Office 365 is all the rage – but is your network ready?

July 21, 2016

Webinar Invitation:   Office 365 is all the rage – but is your network ready? »  Wednesday 27th July , 2016 | 4:30 pm Microsoft Office 365 has taken the market by storm and has been Microsoft’s fastest selling product for a while now. However, amidst all this excitement, there are significant impacts to network and security architecture.Join Dr. Read More →

Aurora365 part of Comtact Ltd. named Most Dynamic UK IT Service Company

June 27, 2016

London: 27th June 2016:  We are pleased to announce that Aurora365, part of Comtact Ltd. has been awarded Corporate Vision’s 2016 Technology Innovator Award for the “Most Dynamic IT Service Company – UK.” Comtact was recognised for our ethos of providing advanced best-of-breed technologies, which when coupled with our own IP has delivered market-leading managed services to Read More →

White Paper: 9-point methodology to building a NOC Culture

April 8, 2016

London, 8th April 2016:  In this new Aurora365 White Paper we outline how you don’t need to be an Amazon or a Google to reap the benefits of establishing a Network Operations Centre culture in your own organisation. Delivering good experience for the always-on customer Delivering the always-on IT experience demanded by today’s connected user, heavily relies Read More →

Press Coverage: Running university network is like dealing with the ICT infrastructure of a “small town”

March 17, 2016

17th March 2016 – Networking Plus Magazine – Running university network is like dealing with the ICT infrastructure of a “small town”  Plymouth University is using Aurora365’s network monitoring and optimisation platform to create what’s described as “network operations centre culture” for thousands of users across multiple sites. “The job of running the infrastructure of a university campus is like Read More →

Press Coverage: University Business – Adopting a NOC culture

February 23, 2016

23rd February 2016 – Telco-grade network performance on a university budget.  Read Jeff Curley, Business Solutions Director at Aurora365, discuss how adopting a Network Operations Centre (NOC) culture can help. University Business – Adopting a NOC culture  

Aurora365 announces availability of Infrastructure Monitoring on G-Cloud 7

January 12, 2016

Aurora365 is pleased to announce the availability of its Infrastructure Monitoring through the UK Government’s G-Cloud 7 Framework. Since the initiative launched in 2012, total sales through G-Cloud reached £806m by the end of October this year, with 50% of total sales awarded to small and medium-sized enterprises.  Central government accounted for 77% of sales Read More →

Event: Aurora365 to attend University of Oxford’s Innovation & Technology Exhibition

December 10, 2015

Aurora365 has been invited to exhibit at the University of Oxford’s annual Innovation & Technology Exhibition, hosted by the University’s ICT Forum (ICTF) on 10th December 2015. The Exhibition provides an excellent opportunity for staff and exhibitors to meet and discuss any new developments in their respective areas and review current requirements, all in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Read More →

Plymouth University adopts NOC Culture to help deliver always-on Student Experience

December 3, 2015

Plymouth University adopts Network Operations Centre (NOC) Culture to help deliver always-on Student Experience Adopting Aurora365-powered infrastructure monitoring assists University in delivering high quality user experience for its 30,000 students Infrastructure optimisation helps secure 20% service management saving over 18 months Aurora365 has helped Plymouth University adopt a ‘NOC Culture’ to help deliver an always-on Student Read More →

Event: Aurora attends University of Cambridge’s Annual IT Exhibition

November 18, 2015

Aurora365 was invited to exhibit at the University of Cambridge’s annual IT exhibition, ITX 2015. This year’s theme was Green for Gold, which translates as energy efficiency and carbon reductions in order to attain the highest (gold) standards of service and products used within the University. Aurora365 is working with the University to safeguard their Read More →

Build your own NOC Culture with Aurora365

October 22, 2015

Drive uptime and performance through NOC Culture Let Aurora365 be the catalyst to realising your own Network Operations Centre and start building your “NOC Culture” today…   Delivering good experience for the always-on customer Delivering the always-on IT experience demanded by today’s connected user, heavily relies on a failsafe infrastructure.  However, few companies are able Read More →

Managed IT services key to improving customer experience

October 21, 2015

London, 21st October 2015: Networking Plus Magazine – More than half of UK organisations look to managed services to improve customer experience, yet over 50 per cent of enterprise IT infrastructure is still entirely managed in-house, according to research by IDG. In a study commissioned by TelecityGroup, IDG questioned 203 senior IT decision-makers and influencers about the Read More →

Press Coverage: Networking Plus Magazine – The Test Imperative

September 18, 2015

18th September 2015 – Networking Plus Magazine – Know the performance of your network and devices before adopting new services and applications. The nature of enterprise networks has changed dramatically in recent times.  So what affect has this had on how network managers should test LANs and WANs? Networking Plus Magazine – The Test Imperative        

Be Clear on Clearing…Universities get the green light with Aurora365

July 16, 2015

16th July 2015 –  UK Universities ensure an “always-on” student experience during clearing with Aurora365… As the busiest period of the clearing season approaches your infrastructure needs to be robust to handle surges in web traffic and intense peaks of utilisation.  To ensure all prospective students can find the right information at the right time, your infrastructure Read More →

Press Coverage: Network optimisation helps CSPs stave off the capacity crunch

July 15, 2015

15th July 2015 – VanillaPlus  –  Network optimisation helps CSPs stave off the capacity crunch.  Our CEO, Dominic List comments, “I’m having more and more conversations with heads of IT who are scratching their heads because they want to ensure fully optimised network performance and data security across their business, but don’t want to get in the way of Read More →

Press Coverage: Managing the IT Infrastructure

July 9, 2015

9th July 2015 – Education Design & Build –  Aurora365 will be delivering a managed service across the on-premise technology, helping to “unlock” SolarWinds full potential, which will help reduce costs and enhance the student experience by resolving problems before faults and outages impact the business. Education Design & Build  – Managing the IT Infrastructure        

Press Coverage: 7 unexpected benefits of infrastructure monitoring

June 29, 2015

29th June – Global Manufacturing –  “With Aurora365 we now enjoy full visibility across all of our switches, giving us a more meaningful understanding of just how our IT infrastructure is configured and a consequent awareness of the likely impact of any changes,” added Paul Carrick, Global Systems Analyst of Innovia. “Whether it’s more effective cost analysis, Read More →

Press Coverage: Networking Plus Magazine – 7 unexpected benefits of infrastructure monitoring

June 24, 2015

24th June 2015 – Networking Plus Magazine –  When the global manufacturer Innovia Films signed up to Aurora365 it was expecting a cost-efficient infrastructure monitoring and management service that would help free up valuable IT department time. However, since first deploying Aurora365 at the start of 2015, Innovia Films has uncovered at least seven unexpected cost, security and risk Read More →

White Paper: Global Manufacturer unlocks 7 Unexpected benefits of Infrastructure Monitoring

London, 24th June 2015:  7 Unexpected Benefits of Aurora365 Infrastructure Monitoring New Aurora365 White Paper discusses how Global Manufacturer, Innovia Films,  unlocks 7 Unexpected Benefits of Infrastructure Monitoring – A customer’s perspective, six months post deployment Project delivers key cost savings, security and risk management benefits within just six months of worldwide deployment When the global manufacturer Innovia Read More →

The University of Nottingham guarantees Student Experience with Aurora365

June 2, 2015

London, 2nd June 2015: The University of Nottingham guarantees Student Experience with Aurora365 Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world and regularly quoted in the top 10 of UK universities, The University of Nottingham (UoN) is a global university, with award-winning campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia. The University is committed to providing Read More →

Press Coverage: Our CEO, Dominic List comments on Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

June 1, 2015

June Issue 2015 – Networking Plus Magazine –  Without an effective business continuity and recovery plan, organisations might not only lose time and money but could also face damage to their reputations in the eyes of their customers. Dominic joins the discussion… Networking Plus Magazine – A DRaaStic solution when disaster strikes        

Bandwidth bandits on your network? Sniff them out…

April 14, 2015

14th April 2015 –  Is someone or something sucking all your network bandwidth? Sniff it out with Aurora365. Are business critical applications taking a backseat to bandwidth-sucking streaming media, apps or users? Sniff them out with Aurora365. Our Aurora365 Network Traffic Analyser Pack is a stand-alone solution or can supplement your existing monitoring. Get Network Traffic Read More →

Press Coverage: How Aurora365 is safeguarding networks from the “Dropbox effect”

March 2, 2015

March 2015 – PR Web – Aurora365 is providing a free no obligation 30-day trial service to help organisations using Dropbox and other cloud sharing applications to assess their impact on network business performance and security. PR Web – Understand the threat to networks from the “Dropbox effect”         

70% of employees regularly use file sharing solutions at the workplace. Is your corporate data safe?

February 26, 2015

London, 26th February 2015:  IT Directors striving to understand the effect of “consumerisation of the enterprise” effect on their business operations While Aurora365 recognises Dropbox’s role as a powerful file sharing tool, the so-called “Dropbox effect” and its rapid rise in popularity is having a hidden effect on some organisations’ network performance and security – particularly Read More →

VCCP keeps it in the cloud with Aurora365

February 10, 2015

London, 10th February 2015:  VCCP proves that monitoring is one of the smartest things to put in the cloud VCCP, the international full service communications agency, has safeguarded its IT infrastructure with Aurora365.  Aurora365 simplifies detection, diagnosis and resolution of infrastructure issues before outages occur, to eliminate downtime.  VCCP are working with Aurora365 to ensure optimal performance across Read More →

Press Coverage: University uses Aurora365 to manage server estate

January 7, 2015

January 2015 – Networking Plus Magazine –  Plymouth University will use Aurora365 to provide uptime assurance for its extensive estate of more than 750 servers and web applications. Networking Plus Magazine – Uni uses Aurora365 to manage server estate      

Press Coverage: Plymouth Uni ‘guarantees 24/7 IT service availability’

December 12, 2014

12th December 2014 – IT Pro – University extends Aurora365 deal to support web apps and servers. Plymouth University aims to ensure its IT services are available 24/7 for students after awarding a contract to monitoring specialist Aurora365. Read our latest press coverage: IT Pro      

Plymouth University turns to Aurora365 to help monitor and manage its highly critical server and web estate

December 9, 2014

London, 9th December 2014:  Enables University to offer 24-hour ‘Open for Business’ IT SLA to its community of over 30,000 students  Proactive Monitoring & Management specialist Aurora365 has been awarded a contract from Plymouth University to provide uptime assurance for its extensive estate of IT servers and Web applications. The systems covered serves student and Read More →

White Paper: How cloud-based infrastructure monitoring can help pre-empt enterprise cloud performance issues

November 18, 2014

London, 18th November 2014:  Proactive Web Performance Monitoring critical to enterprise cloud performance New Aurora365 White Paper details how cloud-based infrastructure monitoring can help pre-empt enterprise cloud performance issues “Don’t ignore the cloud – public cloud apps are growing almost five times faster than on premise” says Dominic List According to Web Performance Monitoring specialists Aurora365, Read More →

Press Coverage: Top 5 principles for effective Infrastructure Monitoring. How many are you following?

October 24, 2014

London, 24th October 2014:  Inside Networks Magazine – Top 5 principles for effective Infrastructure Monitoring.  How many are you following? We have produced a checklist for organisations wishing to assess the performance of their infrastructure monitoring capabilities.  Are you adhering to the top 5, find out by reading our latest press coverage in Inside Networks magazine.     Read More →

Gandys Flip Flops optimises its online presence with Aurora365 Web Performance Monitoring

September 30, 2014

London, 30th September 2014: Online infrastructure management specialist Aurora365 has announced that it is supporting the Gandys social enterprise brand with a comprehensive web performance monitoring service based on the innovative cloud-based Aurora365 Infrastructure Monitoring service. Gandys is a unique and stylish flip flop brand that gives back to underprivileged children around the world. It Read More →

White Paper: New Aurora365 checklist details five key principles of effective Infrastructure Monitoring

July 29, 2014

London, 29th July 2014: Aurora365 has produced a best practice checklist for organisations assessing the performance of their infrastructure monitoring capabilities. With the majority of today’s monitoring systems currently still focused on analysing on-premise deployments, most IT operations are increasingly unprepared when it comes to tracking the performance of their growing number of cloud-based systems Read More →

Aurora365 announces availability of Infrastructure Monitoring on G-Cloud 5

June 17, 2014

Aurora365 is pleased to announce the availability of its Infrastructure Monitoring through the UK Government’s G-Cloud 5 Framework. Started in 2012, the G-Cloud framework gives public sector organisations a flexible means of choosing and purchasing services covering infrastructure, platform, software and specialist cloud services, enabling them to reduce costs by moving to a pay as Read More →

Case Study: Aurora365 enriches the Student Experience at Plymouth University

June 3, 2014

With around 30,000 students, including those studying higher education at its partner colleges throughout the South West, Plymouth University is one of largest in the UK. To support and enable the delivery of their ambitions and extend their physical boundaries, Plymouth aims to become an “edgeless” digital university. Read how Aurora365 met the needs of the University Read More →