Bridge

Connectivity & Networks

A complete suite of enterprise-grade connectivity and network security solutions - Powering your business critical Applications and bridging you to the world.

Enterprise-Grade Connectivity Solutions

From Single Connections, Multi-Site VPN, to Backup ADSL Failover, Meraki WiFi, Secure MPLS and LAN/WAN Optimisation. Ciptex is Partner of Choice for Enterprise and Business Clients

ADSL

For businesses today, being connected is a precursor to being operational, let alone being productive. For added assurance, ADSL can be used in conjunction with alternate connectivity solutions, as a low-cost, highly effective backup solution, forming part of a Disaster Recovery or Business Continuity policy.

ADSL from Ciptex offers a widely available access method for WAN and Internet solutions. Robust and reliable, for high capacity networks that require access to WAN or the Internet. With efficient and often quick implementation, Ciptex ADSL can provide speeds of up to 24Mb.

Benefits

  • Flexible
  • Assured Connectivity Available
  • 4-Hour Response Time
  • 24/7 Fault-logging facility
  • 24-Clock Hour fix to clear of Openreach Fault
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fibre

Fibre solutions from Ciptex provide a cost effective connectivity solution to businesses across the UK. Ciptex Fibre is an entry-level solution for customers requiring more bandwidth to support multiple IP-based applications where Ethernet costs can not be fully justified. Bridge Fibre represents high speed connectivity, delivering uncontended, symmetrical Ethernet over Fibre-To-The-Cabinet (EoFTTC),  at a lower cost than EFM, and is ideal for growing businesses. 

Benefits

  • Cost-Effective Entry Level Solution
  • Fully Managed Service
  • 24/7 Network Monitoring
  • 6-Hour Fix Time
  • Includes PSTN Line
  • Quick and Easy Installation
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ethernet

Bridge Ethernet is an uncontended (dedicated) service, delivered over Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) technology utilising copper rather than fibre. As such, Bridge Ethernet offers a shorter lead time than fibre Ethernet, starting from just 25 working days.

Bridge Ethernet also presents a cost-effective alternative to fibre-based Ethernet solutions. It is recommended for customers needing a quick installation or who have problems with fibre access to their premises.

Benefits

  • Unbeatable Ethernet coverage within the United Kingdom
  • Dedicated bandwidth at speeds up to 35Mb in London and 20Mb nationwide
  • Uses EFM technology
  • Quick to install
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power ethernet

Bridge Power Ethernet is available across the United Kingdom, and is suitable for businesses with considerable bandwidth demands. Power Ethernet offers a dedicated service delivering uncontended fibre access at high speeds and is backed by Ciptex SLA's for added assurance. Power Ethernet bandwidth can be increased quickly and easily in increments from 10Mb in line with emerging business requirements and demands. Subject to feasibility and site-survey, Power Ethernet by Ciptex can be delivered within a 60-90 day time scale.

Benefits

  • Unbeatable Ethernet coverage within the United Kingdom
  • High scalability with speeds from 10Mb up to 10Gb
  • Fibre-based Ethernet technology
  • Choice of Access Technologies. Pre-configured Router or Wires Only
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compare business connectivity solutions

The comparison chart below provides an overview of the Ciptex Bridge capabilities suite, and is designed to help choose the most appropriate solution type, according to your needs and requirements. The Ciptex team is on-hand, and ready to help you understand your day 1 and emerging needs and identify the most appropriate, cost-effective connectivity solution for your business or enterprise.  

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PRODUCT
ADSL FIBRE ETHERNET POWER
ETHERNET
Maximum Capacity Up to 24Mb Up to 20Mb Up to 16Mb 10Gb +
Price Expectation £ ££ £££ ££££
Coverage National National National Global
Suitability for SIP Yes Yes Yes
Quality-of-Service (QoS) Yes Yes Yes
VLAN Yes Yes Yes
Symmetrical Bandwidth Yes Yes Yes
Guaranteed Latency Yes
High Speed Failover Yes
Guaranteed Time to Repair N/A 7 Hours 6 Hours 6 Hours
SLA N/A 99.9% 99.9% 99.9%
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We often get asked what the main differences between 'Residential' and 'Business-grade' broadband are. if you would like to learn more about the differences, read this blog post by Steve Walker, MD at Ciptex.

MPLS - Private, fast, reliable & secure

Bridge MPLS ensures maximum security, reliability, speed and privacy; and can be overlaid onto any appropriate Ciptex Bridge connection, delivering true flexibility regardless of your multiple sites' locations. Our Bridge service has incredible UK-wide coverage utilising both copper and fibre based networks.

Ciptex MPLS provides affordable, highly secure and reliable connectivity for small, medium and large businesses and enterprises seeking to bridge geographically disperse sites and unify all their communication needs across a single platform. Bridge MPLS not only supports voice, internet, Cloud and WAN, but comes with Quality of Service (QoS) and uptime guarantees.

With traffic shaping, packet management, 24/7 monitoring and more, Bridge MPLS helps to optimise network performance to truly mitigate downtime and keep your teams fully operational and productive.

Benefits

  • Supports connectivity technologies from ADSL to Fibre
  • Fully redundant network with QoS to keep you Operational and Productive
  • Completely Private and Secure. No Public Internet
  • 24/7 Monitoring from dedicated NOC (Network Operations Centre)
  • Fully Managed, End-to-End, backed by SLA and Guarantees
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wiFi

Simplify mission critical networks with Bridge WiFi, powered by Cisco Meraki. Maximise visibility and Management with reliable, high-performance Cisco Meraki Access Points, deployed on sites or remote locations. Cisco Meraki devices automatically connect to the Cisco Meraki cloud over SSL, register with your network, and install their configurations.

Maximum Visibility and Control

Configure thousands of devices, run diagnostics, or view reports with a few clicks. RF optimisation, VPN configuration and other tasks are automated by the cloud, while firmware updates and application signatures are seamlessly deployed over the web.

Benefits

  • Rapid deployment with self-provisioning, self-optimising hardware
  • Fully Manage and Control Applications, Users and Devices
  • Built-in Multi-site Management
  • Automatic Monitoring and Alerts
  • Future Proof and always up to date, with seamless firmware updates and new features delivered quarterly, over-the-web
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Software Defined WAN

The rise of cloud-based applications and IoT is impacting existing wide area networks across all enterprises. The need to increase bandwidth availability, optimise cloud connectivity and improve your security position are difficult to address with the traditional WAN architectures of the past 20 years.

Ciptex brings a Secure Extensible Network solution, powered by Viptela, to address the problems of modern enterprise applications of today and tomorrow. Rapid deployment, increase in bandwidth, zero outages for any application, transport independence, easily extending into AWS and Azure, and at a significantly lower cost, with simple pricing designed for enterprise. At the same time, a SEN solution delivers greater network visibility and control, faster service provisioning and improved security and compliance.

Benefits

  • Reduce WAN Costs by 50% or more
  • Transport agnostic - MPLS, Internet and 4G/LTE
  • Rapid deployment - days rather than months
  • Cloud-Optimised network - Extend to AWS & Azure with ease
  • Secure, hardened network
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Email Security

Bridge Email Security solution, powered by Glasswall, ensures you will only send and receive clean, safe and compliant documents. Simple and flexible to deploy in a Private Cloud. Our solution typically sits as the last line of defence before emails and attachments enter or leave your email server. Customers are completely protected from sophisticated malware, such as ransomware and zero-day attacks, that bypass anti-virus and sandbox defences.

Benefits

  • Prevent weaponised documents entering or leaving your enterprise via email
  • Highly scalable, real time document processing to match your email traffic volume
  • Simple and quick deployment at your email gateway or sandbox
  • Free, 3-week no-obligation, non-intrusive (or service affecting) trial
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Connectivity Your Business Demands

Fully Managed

Our Connectivity Solutions are delivered, 'as-a-service' end-to-end fully managed, and can be supplied with or without router, to suit your needs. Our Accounts team is on-hand, at your service, ready to address your queries and concerns and provide the necessary business support to ensure you remain fully operational.

24/7 Monitoring

Our Network Operations Centre (NOC), based in Manchester continually monitors all aspects of the network utilising industry-standard and proprietary monitoring technologies, using the most appropriate measures including 'Mean Opinion Score' (MOS) and similar calculations to ensure optimal uptime and network performance.

SLA / Guarantees

Ciptex offers Quality-of-Service (QoS) and uptime guarantees backed by stringent Service Level Agreements (SLA's), designed to support our Clients demands and put the onus for optimum operational service upon ourselves.

Multiple Options

Utilising multiple Partners, Ciptex is able to provide a full spectrum of Connectivity solutions from ADSL to Fibre, at varying bandwidths and securities to meet the day 1 and emerging needs of our clients with absolute precision.