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    Smoothwall - request pricing and suggestions

    Hi,

    This is mainly directed at a smoothwall person.

    I am just researching how much it would cost us if we moved away from our LA provided internet access.

    I can get the 100mb link from BT and it leaves me some money left below the pricing the LA will be charging us.

    Could someone at smoothwall contact me and maybe give me suggestions for what would be required for firewall,web filtering etc and how much this would cost.

    We are a school of approx 1700 students and 150 Staff, and at worst upto approx 400 computers in use at one time (although unlikely).

    We would be on a 100mb connection.

    Ta

    If anyone else has any input if they have gone through the same switch away from LA broadband it would be helpful... thanks

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    Are you look for one of their appliances, or, do you run a virtualised setup?

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    @tom_newton will be your best bet

    Also I would look to other suppliers as well as BT - they tried to charge me 10k over what I was quoted by M247!

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Also I would look to other suppliers as well as BT
    +1 to this.

    We've been very happy with Vaioni, and a fraction the price BT quoted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    +1 to this.

    We've been very happy with Vaioni, and a fraction the price BT quoted.
    Also Zen are very good in terms of pricing and support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Also Zen are very good in terms of pricing and support.
    To the contrary for us. Pricing was unreal!

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    Same as others regarding BT - they have a 100% SLA unlike others, but by the Gods they charge for the privilege. A good idea for an online business, not so important for a school where a little downtime is not the end of the world, particularly given that for 60% of the day's hours no-one would notice.

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    Yello! Drop me a PM or email with your details

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    To the contrary for us. Pricing was unreal!
    For what? I've not used them for anything other then ADSL/SDSL or EFM

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    For what? I've not used them for anything other then ADSL/SDSL or EFM
    Oh this was Fibre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    Oh this was Fibre.
    BT quoted us to put in fibre to my last place....17k just to do the civil work, we got quoted....I dont think they want the business somehow lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    Same as others regarding BT - they have a 100% SLA unlike others, but by the Gods they charge for the privilege. A good idea for an online business, not so important for a school where a little downtime is not the end of the world, particularly given that for 60% of the day's hours no-one would notice.
    Have you read the SLA? It says it's 100%, unless it isn't, in which case you can claim for up to something like two weeks but if it's off for longer, tough.

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    Well the BT pricing for 100mb on 100mb line was 12300 so didnt think it was too bad...

    What do others think to this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by siuko View Post
    Well the BT pricing for 100mb on 100mb line was 12300 so didnt think it was too bad...

    What do others think to this?
    Yes thats what we pay for a dedicated 100mbit from BT. Its daaaaaaaaamn fast

    We paired it with a smoothwall SWG-1200 and works great.
    Last edited by zag; 11th October 2012 at 03:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by siuko View Post
    Well the BT pricing for 100mb on 100mb line was 12300 so didnt think it was too bad...

    What do others think to this?
    I'd say that's quite pricey.

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