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What O365 Licences Do I Need For Teams Direct Routing

What Microsoft 0365 Licences do you need for Teams Direct Routing? Understanding what Licences are required to use Microsoft Teams as a phone system can be complex. Our short blog below summarises what Office365 licences are required to enable voice calling from Microsoft Teams. In addition to the Microsoft licences below you will also need…
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The Importance Of Cyber Security In 2022

Why Cyber Security? Now more than ever cyber security should be at the forefront when it comes to planning within a business. First there was the nuances to working practices, bought about by COVID -19, and now there is war in Europe bringing about a new threat – cyber based warfare. Battles are also fought…
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Ultimate Guide to Leased Lines

If you’re looking for a reliable, efficient internet connection for your broadband, a leased line could be the solution. But what exactly is a leased line and how could it benefit your business? This Stream Networks Ultimate Guide to Leased Lines will help you to understand this broadband solution and to decide whether it is…
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Five Benefits of Hosted Telephony

In the UK the old ISDN network is being switched off in 2025 so businesses of all shapes and sizes will have to embrace Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone calls by then. Many organisations are taking advantage of moving to an internet-based hosted telephony solution today, in advance of the big switch off date…
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What Is Hardware As A Service

What Is Hardware As A Service? Hardware As A Service (HAAS) is a business model where technology and IT hardware are delivered as a managed service on a monthly fee basis. Similar to leasing where instead of buying new equipment outright as a capital expense you rent the underlying hardware from a managed service provider…
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Investment In Training Award

Some positive news for Stream Networks on a grey March day…  We have been awarded a commendation certificate, to recognise our contribution and investment with the training of young people into the workplace. Part of our company values are to develop youth talent, and by working with WBTC for the last 9 years we have…
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Cyber Attacks – What You Need To Know

Cyber Attacks – Why We All Need To Act Now A local council in the UK has been targeted again in the second cyber-attack directed via an email attachment to a council employee.  Causing untold cost to the systems. Public sectors are already stretched financially however if they find themselves in the unfortunate position of…
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LOG4J Vulnerability Statement

Stream Networks is actively monitoring Log4j vulnerabilities across our network, cloud platform and 3rd party services.  The Log4j vulnerability was first reported on Friday, 10 December 2021.  A second related issue was reported Tuesday, 14 December 2021. In summary Stream Networks have completed an audit of our core infrastructure and although some systems do have…
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Christmas Network Freeze 2021

Dear Customer/Partner, As is customary for this time of year, we wanted to write and update you with confirmation of our plans for the festive period. Business Hours Our Sales, Operations and Accounts departments will be closed from 17:00 on 24/12/21 until 09:00 on 04/01/22 Technical Support Our technical support department will be open and…
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What Is Hybrid Cloud?

The term hybrid cloud is a computing environment that utilises a mix of private and public cloud solutions to deliver enterprise IT infrastructure. In a hybrid cloud deployment, a company could use a mix of private cloud services (virtual machines) utilising hypervisor platforms such as VMware that are hosted within a private datacenter, cloud storage…
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What Is A Cloud Firewall?

A cloud firewall is a Firewall Appliance that provides network security within a cloud computing environment.  Unlike on-premises traditional firewalls a cloud firewall is a virtualized Firewall operating system that runs on a virtual machine within a hypervisor such as VMware for private cloud use within a data center, or a public cloud such as…
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What Is A Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)?

A Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is a public cloud service that allows organisations to run a private cloud infrastructure within a public cloud. AWS (Amazon Web Services), Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure and other service providers such as Stream Networks offer their own VPC infrastructure. How is a Virtual Private Cloud Isolated from other customers? With…
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How Many SIP Trunks Do I Need?

With the upcoming closure of the UK’s PSTN network by 2025, businesses across the country are facing a critical decision on what to do with their business phone lines and Telecom systems. Migration to SIP trunking using an internet connection is a simple and cost-effective method but how do you work out how many SIP trunks you need to support your business? What is a SIP Trunk? SIP stands for Session…
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SD-WAN Pricing

The SD-WAN hype train is real. But how much will it cost? In this blog, we explore all the components that can impact SD-WAN pricing and present our thoughts as to whether the noise on SD-WAN cost savings versus MPLS is legitimate. What is SD-WAN? Before we look at SD-WAN pricing, we should remind ourselves…
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What Are SIP Trunks?

The world of business telephony has undertaken a great deal of change over the past decade. This change has seen SIP Trunks become the go-to protocol for VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) technology. In this blog, we will explain what are SIP Trunks and look at the reasons why they have become so popular.  SIP…
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