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Ideal announces Software Defined Access

26 February 2019

Ideal, the Brighton-based managed services and IT infrastructure provider, today announces a major sales and marketing initiative centred around the next generation of network solutions. With Software Defined Access from Cisco, Ideal can simplify the complexity of Enterprise LAN estates using an integrated ‘fabric’ enabling alignment and simplified management. Ideal has produced an eBook ‘The Network of Intentions’, outlining how software definition reconnects the enterprise, accompanied by a video and webinar.

Software Defined Access is an innovative technology that delivers policy-based automation of users, devices and things from the edge of the network to the cloud. Delivered through a centralised management console - Cisco DNA Center – Software Defined Access brings automation and visibility to complex network systems that currently require heavy manual intervention to maintain legacy levels of availability and security.

Watch our network expert explain more about Software Defined Access in this short video. View here.

Designed, implemented and managed by our trusted team of network experts, Software Defined Access plays a critical role in ensuring complex infrastructure is robust, optimised and delivering the intelligent automation required. We have expertise in baselining current networks so that an innovative and bespoke network design can be worked up and delivered. Organisations can now keep pace with the demands of their digital business and advance their digital transformation program. 

Mick McLean, Ideal’s Solutions Director, commented: “As we reference in our eBook, the simple fact is that networks are becoming too complex for manual design and management to be effective. A new era of business demands the next generation of network, and we are already seeing strong interest from our larger customers in how Software Defined Access can radically reduce the cost of network operations and introduce intelligent automation and central visibility.”

Richard Harvey, Solutions Architect – Enterprise Networks, added: “Enterprise Networks have always been a core focus for Ideal, and we have a strong track record in delivering robust, high-performance networks for clients including Twickenham stadium. However, network technology has recently failed to keep pace with the transformation in network use. Software Defined Access supports the explosion in new endpoints by securely segmenting and adopting new users and devices at speed.”

To find out more about Software Defined Access and the benefits it can bring to your business, you can find out more here