Azure is a cloud platform that Microsoft has designed for building, deploying and managing services and applications. Microsoft Azure does not only offer traditional cloud offerings such as storage and content delivery networks, but also offers services that leverage Microsoft technologies and open technologies. It allows reliable access to your cloud hosted data and lets you to add cloud capabilities to existing network through its platform as a service (PaaS) model and Infrastructure as a service (IaaS).
As a unified communications platform, Skype for Business integrates common channels of business communication and online meetings, including instant messaging, presence, voicemail, file transferring, video conferencing, web conferencing and email. It lets you quickly connect with others across your company and around the world. It has productivity features that allow you to run your business efficiently, and can be deployed on premises, with cloud connections or in a hybrid model.
Microsoft exchange is the world’s most popular business messaging software. Exchange basically is a computer server that stores company email, calendar, address book and files that are then available 24/7 and can be shared amongst staff within an organisation. Exchange is the most prominent mail server as it allows people within the organisation to receive meeting requests in real time
Microsoft Office 365 for Business provides you with all the familiar Office favourites such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, wherever and whenever you need them. Using the convenience of OneDrive online file storage, employees can share, co-author and edit documents in real time whether or not they are in the workplace. Such features are particularly efficient for companies that have multiple locations and for those who travel, as it allows for simple and easy collaboration. As security is paramount to the success of an organisation, Microsoft Office 365 has focused on and incorporated robust policies, control and systems that are built into the product that fit within your organisations security needs.
Office 365 is a suite of desktop basic productivity applications designed precisely for office or business use. The collection of applications has their own unique purpose, offering a specific service to its users that is necessary to get work done in the modern enterprise. The suit includes Microsoft Word, which is used for creating documents, Microsoft PowerPoint, which is used to create presentations, and Microsoft Outlook is used to manage email and calendars as well as Access, Excel, OneNote, Publisher, Project and Visio.
Network security is only one aspect of making your organisation secure. Network security is not simply a firewall or series of firewalls that provide edge protection from the internet. Network security compromises, Firewalls, Intrusion detection and prevention devices, Malware Protection, “Enterprise Security” wireless deployments and Network Access control.
Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW’s) are the evolution of traditional firewalls which are more in tune with level of sophistication in security attacks of today.
In addition to stateful inspection provided by traditional firewalls, NGFW’s include;
Next Generation firewalls are an all-in-one encompassing solution but NGFW’s alone is not suited to larger enterprise customers.
A more secure approach is to use NGFW’s in combination with individual security component from multiple vendors on multiple appliances.
The foundation of an organisations ICT is connectivity. Whether this is inter or intra-office communication, connectivity to cloud services, or IP based voice services, ensuring a reliable network that matches the needs of the business is a must.
With this in mind and a strong understanding of what the future will entail, Jasco Consulting provides some of Australia best network engineers with a combined experience of over 40 years. Jasco staff have qualifications in Cisco Networking, including CCIE level qualifications, Voice, and Security, Juniper Networking, and Meraki Networking.
In collaboration with Telstra and our leading Microsoft and Cloud experts, Jasco can provide your organization with not only an appropriate solution, but also a network that will allow your business to grow well into the future without the need for interruption and constant development.
The CSX platform, is Telstra’s answer to Private Cloud computing. It provides an alternative to hosting your own infrastructure in a secure, well maintained datacentre. With hardware managed by Telstra, the responsibility of maintenance is now in the hands of Telstra, giving you more time to concentrate on what matters most, the service being delivered to your staff and customers. Utilising Vmware for its Virtualisation infrastructure, an entire suite of options is opened for you to virtualise your workloads. CSX comes with highly secure firewall options to give you the peace of mind that your environment is secure from the ever increasing risk of today’s network threats.
Sinefa is a Melbourne based software company that provides solution for visibility and control for data networks. It allows network managers to see all the applications, users, devices, and links on the network, and to easily redirect bandwidth to critical applications. The solution combines Layer 7 visibility with network quality metrics, so network managers can quickly understand how bandwidth is being used at each event. This analysis enables the network managers to find out information about event attendees, such as the different websites they are visiting based on IP addresses or the part of the network they are in.
By introducing Sinefa into the networks, network managers can manage the bandwidth effectively by prioritizing business critical application/s on the link/s
Remote Access broadly describes technologies used to access your work environment, in a secure manner, while traveling or working from home. Remote access solutions can be as simple as a PPTP server requiring only username and password to a more complex solution that encompasses;
Identity and Access Management (IAM) allows us to enable the right individuals to access the right resources at the right times and for the right reasons.
It is the corner stone of modern day access management and should be considered as part of any broader security conversation. With the emergence of consumer influences into Enterprise IT, it is common for people to want to share and access digital resources from a range of devices or application services which may or may not be provided by a corporate IT dept. By Incorporating Identity and Access Management into modern solutions, businesses can expand access to digital resources while still protecting and governing corporate IP and resources.
Jasco provide a number of services and solutions within the IAM, ranging from Network Protocols, Digital Certificates, Multi-Factor Authentication, Federation Services and Identity synchronisation solutions.
The internet and connected digital technology has impacted profoundly on everyday life and the world in general. We are heading towards our lives being permanently connected into a global, interconnected network of systems and information, which ultimately influences our day to day activities by opening new markets and connected opportunities.
Along with the connected possibilities, it is a reality that we continually need to protect ourselves from new and evolving threats in both a traditional and cyber perspective.
Jasco follows these trends and threat landscapes avidly and works with a range of partners and organisation who provide best of breed security services to help protect and secure our customers. Regardless of the security challenge facing your IT services, Jasco will work with you to provide the right level of protection that is required to meet your businesses security requirements.
TIPT literally stands for Telstra Internet Protocol Telephony. It is a unified communications solution that’s simple, flexible and scalable, and highly reliable.
TIPT provides a converged voice and video service on one network while providing a consistent user experience across devices and locations. And Telstra believe in the solution so much that it is the UC platform used within Telstra and is now available to our customers also.
It’s underpinned by the reach, reliability, and security of the Telstra Next IP network and is as simple to procure as picking a user pack based upon the features you require, selecting the end-points for your staff and finally choosing a calling plan to suit your business needs.
Once deployed by trained Telstra technicians, the whole platform is managed via an intuitive web portal available exclusively within your Next IP network and is backed by the Telstra support team.
Multi-factor Authentication enables applications to use more than one method of authentication to increase security. This is often summarised as something you have, something you own and something you are. MFA services can be delivered as a cloud or on-premises service that integrate with VPN, RDS and Citrix remote access solutions to name a few, through an identity provider such as Active Directory Domain Services or Azure Active Directory.
Software-Defined Networking (SDN) helps organisations accelerate application deployment and delivery, dramatically reducing IT costs through policy-enabled work-flow automation. SDN technology enables cloud architectures by providing automated, on-demand application delivery and mobility at scale. SDN enhances the benefits of data center virtualisation, increasing resource flexibility and utilisation and reducing infrastructure costs and overhead.
Telstra commitment to delivering industry leading solutions has naturally progressed to Software Defined Networking (SDN). Telstra are building a new kind of network that will empower you to meet the challenges of the future. Telstra Programmable Network enables near-real time on-demand connectivity to clouds, datacentres and a partner ecosystem through one portal, transforming the traditional networking experience. As a leading Telstra Partner, Jasco has been selected by Telstra as a preferred delivery expert.
ExpressRoute is a Microsoft Azure service that assists in provisioning private connections from your on-premise infrastructure to Microsoft Azure Datacentres. Although your Azure DataCentres can be accessed over the internet using a traditional IPSec VPN, Azure ExpressRoute provides some key benefits. These benefits include; a higher level of security, more reliability and lower latency. ExpressRoute delivers a and more “predictable network experience” as opposed “best effort” nature of internet connections.
With Telstra SIP, it’s easy to leverage the benefits of IP enabled Unified Communication (UC) systems underpinned by Telstra’s industry leading infrastructure. Utilising Jasco’s partnerships with Telstra and Microsoft, and 20 years of experience in UC, we have been able to deliver industry leading solutions such as Microsoft’s Skype for Business, Telstra IP Telephony, and Cisco IP Telephony. In addition to on-premise solutions, Jasco has been chosen by Telstra and Microsoft to be a leading solution delivery partner of the new Skype for Business Calling capability through Office 365.
Windows 10 is Microsoft’s flagship Operating System, designed for use by devices ranging from Tablets, 2 in 1 devices, Laptops and Desktop computers. As the most advanced edition of Windows to date, providing the foundation for services ranging from consumer applications through creative development to business innovation, Windows 10 provides a mix of cloud platform integration and management features with user driven feedback of features through the Insider Program to provide one of the most flexible, familiar and easy to use Operating System platforms.
System Center Data Protection Manager is a backup solution that Microsoft has designed from the ground up to provide application level backup for Exchange, File, SQL and SharePoint and other VSS aware workloads and hypervisor aware backups for both VMware and Hyper-V. Integrating with capabilities in Azure backup services, Data Protection Manager is designed to provide fast local backup using resilient change tracking in conjunction with off site long term backup in Azure for up to 99 years.
At the heart of a suite of solutions that delivers devices management, on-premises and cloud backup, network and server monitoring, automation, anti-malware, virtualization management and IT service management is Microsoft’s System Center. Deployed as individual solutions or an integrated platform depending on your requirements and position in modern digital transformation, System Center provides both on-premises, cloud and hybrid management enablement. As a mature management platform that has just turned 25, System Center has a place in every business to improve efficiency and management of services.
Microsoft Intune is an Azure cloud service designed for the modern, mobile workforce to provide device management for iOS, Android and Windows platforms. Apart from the standard platform offerings that provides provisioning, deployment, updating and security features, Microsoft Intune extends data security features when integrated with Microsoft Office 365 to provide an unparalleled conditional access feature for company managed, employee managed and third party managed devices.
As access boundaries are changing to provide flexible access to business critical applications, so to, are the needs to change security practises to raise awareness and limit impact of data breach. Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics and Windows Defender Advanced Threat protection are two solutions that target behavioural and known attacks for the Windows platform, and raises awareness and the ability to respond and act quickly to limit impact of breach within an organisation. Powered by analytics from Microsoft’s own Intelligent Security Graph where unique insights are informed by trillions of signals across all of Microsoft’s security services to provide “real 0 day” attack awareness and mitigation.
The Enterprise Mobility and Security suite is a group of solutions that provide identity and access management, managed mobile productivity, information protection and identity driven security across the Azure Active Directory Premium, Intune, Azure Information Protection and Advanced Threat Analytics platforms. Whether user for on-premises, cloud or hybrid environments the EM+S suite offers advanced security solutions to protect data for any sized business.
Cloud Gateway changes the traditional method of connecting clouds into private network. Recent advances in the Wide Area Networking has brought carrier Ethernet to the forefront as the transport mechanism of choice to access both private and public cloud services as well as cloud to cloud connectivity.
By bringing cloud and network together, Cloud Gateway offers the tools to truly embrace rapid and dynamic test and learn environments. It also enables to bring new products or services to market faster, through public and private clouds.
To handle today’s increasing need for staff to work away from the office, Citrix provides you with the capability of hosting all your staff’s required applications from a centralised location, able to be accessed from any location with an internet connection and from virtually any device, including Desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. Users can also be provided with a full virtual desktop to perform all their work from, negating the need to manage and maintain end user workstations. This can also provide a very quick and efficient way of migrating to new operating systems as these are all kept centrally, and with Global policies put in place to maintain end user data, there is no risk of losing end user files and documents.
Microsoft Azure Backup Server is included as a free download with Azure Backup that enables cloud backups and disk backups for key Microsoft workloads like SQL, SharePoint and Exchange regardless if these workloads are running on Hyper-V, VMware or Physical servers.
Whether you send backup data to Azure or keep it locally on the Azure Backup Server, the software needs to be connected to an Azure recovery services vault. We find that this model allows our customers to find the best balance between keeping clean fast short-term backups locally while offsetting the long term storage costs associated with backup to cheaper cloud based storage.
Network infrastructure is the hardware and software resources of an entire network that enable network connectivity, communication, operations and management of an enterprise network. It provides the communication path and services between users, processes, applications, services and external networks/the internet.
Growing up in Melbourne, Australia, Jason McClintock had an undeniable passion for the technology industry and its ability to change the way we do things. After completing year 12, Jason enrolled into and dropped out of, the same Physics degree twice and despite the lectures from his mother, he refused to go back. Landing a job in IT 4 days later, Jason was quick to discover some gaps in service and skills in the infrastructure, communication and network industry. His entrepreneurial mindset kicked in, and he began the journey to starting his own company in 1998, Jasco Consulting.
What started out as a small company, offering a single product, grew to become one of Australia’s most recognized Telstra accredited channel partners and multi award winning Microsoft partner. By building, deploying and optimizing IT solutions, whilst moving forward with new initiatives that deliver the most business value, JASCO is now a Tier -1 Platinum cloud Telstra Business and Enterprise Specialist partner.
As one of the nation’s strongest network/cloud and communications technology, Jason and the team at JASCO help customers’ businesses improve their return on investment by providing top of the line service whilst implementing systems that complement and enhance their proven business models.
Over 2 Decades in the telecommunications industry have equipped Cameron with the capacity to successfully orchestrate the sales team at Jasco, keeping them on goal and advancing in terms of revenue production and skill. Cameron’s previous sales and sales management roles, forecasting market situations and market analysis, have given him the confidence to chalk out programmes tailored to customers’ needs, and consequently, accomplishing organisational objectives.
Cameron comes from sporting background, and playing football in his youth has guided him understand the importance of team work and the tremendous results that occur when in unity. He enforces that attitude onto the sales team, motivating them to achieve record sales results at Jasco.
An avid lover of food and surfing, Cameron thoroughly enjoys meeting and engaging in conversation with new people, making him relatable to a wide range of customers and an excellent communicator.
To remain competitive, businesses need strong financial leadership, like the leadership provided by Jasco’s Chief Financial Officer, Sue Vander. Sue began her Jasco journey in a part-time finance role, however, as Jasco evolved, so did her job description. Through her commitment to each function, as well as coordination and communication between support and business functions, Sue has improved the effectiveness and efficiency of all support services at Jasco.
Almost a decade at Jasco has exposed Sue to many situations that have increased her skill set and capabilities, improving operational systems at Jasco that are designed to preserve company assets.
Sue provides strategic direction and oversight of front-end revenue cycle work processes and outcomes, she also uses that direction on the tennis court, and is a proud member of a team at her local tennis club.
Courtenay Snell provides the balance between business and technology strategy by effectively connecting Jasco’s services with the outside world. He ensures the company continually has the best technology in the market, offering dynamically-evolving and highly-competitive services to customers. A leader in the ICT industry, Courtenay is pivotal in the company’s success as he directs the technological development of Jasco to new heights.
Architecturally leading the design of sophisticated solutions and executing them based on customers’ requirements, Courtenay also thoroughly enjoys designing solutions at home, building his own magnetic, retractable clothes line.
His fascination in the advances in technology signifies he is always thinking about how these can relate to satisfying users’ needs and requirements over time. This fascination expands into the world of data analytics, which is an area he plans on exploring in the future.
Decades of experience in planning, developing and implementing state of the art information solutions and facilitating corporate growth, Gavin has a wide breadth of IT knowledge that covers many different technologies. It is for that reason that Gavin has the unique capability to ensure the integrity of high availability network infrastructure to provide maximum performance for Jasco customers.
Gavin’s high quality communication skills allow him to interface at all levels for the completion of projects and his experience within Jasco has allowed him to consistently envision the needs of customers and adapt to their requirement. He extracts material from customers and implements into the unified communication stack. His love for ICT solutions cannot be compared to his love for tequila, and is looking forward to retiring so he can run to Central Mexico and grow agave.
As the Senior Enterprise Architect at Jasco, Gavin leads cross-functional teams with diverse technical backgrounds and aims to continue providing the best quality service to all Jasco customers. His advice to anyone entering the industry? “Always be prepared to learn and evolve.
Frank is one of a kind, to say the least. His versatility allows him the capability to coherently comprehend almost every single networking system nationwide and operate platform and network systems infrastructure like no one else. Frank has been able to exercise his fascinating talents whilst at Jasco, and although he won’t admit it, he has completed some of the most integrated and challenging networking projects in all of Australia.
Over the years Frank has designed intricate network systems that are so complex, they resemble art work, so much so, they have been framed and displayed at Jasco. If he’s not implementing migration strategies and network designs for large-scale companies, Frank is running across the soccer field, chasing his boys and helping them achieve their dreams.
Frank is a vital member of the projects team, his transparency and in-depth understanding of customers, and their needs, allows him the ability to sell unintentionally. Frank is immersed within the IT industry and culture at Jasco, and
Prior to being the Practice Lead System Management and Cloud expert, Danny was a Novell NetWare engineer and spent time working as the leader of system management at Methodist Ladies’ College. He then continued onto being the network IT manager at Wesley College Melbourne, managing a team of 17 IT technicians. These fine places introduced Danny to new people, big ideas and global concepts that have helped shape the person he is today.
Microsoft guru and Industry leader in ICT solutions at Jasco Consulting, Danny Grasso has the capability to provide some of the most renown companies with expert solutions that sit well within their values and vision. A competitive Xbox gamer who also loves pizza, tequila flavoured beer and, of course, his wife and two kids.
When he’s not implementing extensive system projects for Jasco’s clients, you can find Danny twittering about his latest Xbox game achievements, boasting about his Z3 convertible and chatting about the latest Formula 1 Race. His favourite quote? “Every failure is another chance to succeed.”
As one of Jasco’s Network Engineers, Hafiz’s goal is to ensure the integrity of high availability network infrastructure to provide maximum performance for customers. Hafiz is one of the most qualified engineers at Jasco, with almost every CISCO certification under his belt, his years of experience have equipped him with a broad scope of knowledge and unlimited capacity that allows him to manufacture and deploy intricate network solutions for Jasco’s customers.
Hafiz also establishes the networking environment by designing system configuration, directing system installation, defining, documenting and enforcing system standards; and enjoys doing so, just as much as he enjoys shopping.
Software development fascinates Hafiz, and would enjoy working in a role that encompasses creating programs if he wasn’t busy designing network systems for Jasco’s customers.
Andrew has always had an affinity for technology. Growing up he worked at Centre Com selling computer products, and later moved on to being the senior technician at an ICT solutions company of a small calibre.
As Andrew’s expertise and breadth of knowledge expanded, so did his thirst for an interaction with a developed clientele in order to push himself to reach benchmarks in his professional career. Moving to Jasco allowed that, where his system engineer role granted him to fulfil that desire. When he’s not developing network infrastructure engineering, Andrew is delving into the world of automation, using it to control his house, whilst drinking a cold can of V.
As an invaluable and highly respected member at Jasco, Andrew prides himself in putting the customers’ needs first, and to be able to fulfil them effectively. He also prides himself on being able to carry on the Pasiak name through his first child and son.
Shais thrives in the vibrant, fast-paced environment of Jasco. He quickly adapts to learn the latest technologies, and his experience working across a broad spectrum of technologies has given him the mile wide and inch deep knowledge across several domains. He has also certified himself across several products and services of Microsoft and Cisco. His love for the Australian culture and work ethic is the reason why Shais quit his previous Senior System Network Admin role in UAE to move to Melbourne.
As Jasco’s General Manager Services Group, Shais leads a team of IT Support professionals to provide support and services across multiple client environments. He is essential in the accomplishments of the team’s service delivery and his ability to expand and support network infrastructure and cloud-centric ecosystems is valued within Jasco.
Shais enjoys cooking occasionally in his free time and would love to run his own restaurant one day if he wasn’t busy guiding the managed services team at Jasco. As his most cherished field of work, Shais hopes to build security frameworks and become a consultant for network security in the future.
Microsoft and Telstra’s latest collaboration has brought forth a first for Australian organizations.
Sewing together Office and Telstra PSTN Calling, Telstra Calling for Office 365 is a unified and simple cloud capability that transforms everyday practices of your business.