Networks First Welcomes MassIP as New Managed Security Partner

Networks First, the channel support services for network infrastructures provider, has signed a new partnership with MassIP, a managed security service provider (MSSP) based in Oswestry, Shropshire. A subsidiary of Ampito Ltd., MassIP offers security service solutions to protect against key threats to network and business productivity.

MassIP’s flagship solution, M-Safe, offers organisations with multiple sites but limited in-house IT skills an extremely cost-effective and thorough security solution. A fully managed, fully bundled network security service, M-Safe includes 24×7 remote monitoring, management and technical support, change management, service reporting, configuration management, real-time signature updates for protection against network intrusion and new virus threats, and business continuity services.

Darren Brownfield, Managing Director, MassIP, explains: “M-Safe addresses every single possible security issue which an organisation may face from email filtering and anti-virus to intrusion detection/prevention and allows companies to keep up with the latest security technologies whilst simultaneously reducing their yearly spend on information security.

“Our partnership with Networks First means that we will now be working in conjunction with one of the UK’s leading specialist providers of converged network support services. We were looking for a partner who offers both quality to our customers and investment in a long term relationship. Networks First delivers additional value to us through industry leading back office systems, marketing support and knowledgeable, responsive account managers. We are extremely pleased to be able to provide our clients with multi vendor, network support services which go way beyond the traditional ‘break fix’ approach still being offered by so many.”

Commenting on the new partnership, Peter Titmus, managing director, Networks First, said: “We are delighted to welcome MassIP as a new Networks First partner. As a partner-focused organisation, Networks First’s proposition is based on enabling mutual business development through commitment to, and investment in its partners. We have built our business around the values of integrity, innovation, excellence and flexibility and pride ourselves on working with our partners to offer the best network support services in the business.”