The Soft Solutions Weekly Bulletin

Welcome to the latest news bulletin from Soft Solutions – specialists in ICT distribution and procurement


The path to MSSP

‘Managed Service Providers’ and ‘Managed Security Service Providers’. They sound similar but the focus is very different. Deviating from the concept of just managing and maintaining the operating integrity of their client’s site, MSSP’s concentrate their efforts on making sure that their client’s infrastructure and data is secure, providing risk/ vulnerability management as well as identity and access management. With ongoing large scale threats and data breaches the requirement for MSSP’s is rapidly growing. SolarWinds MSP have recently released a white paper on the topic. Called ‘The Path to MSSP’ the paper covers what an MSSP is, end user opinions on managing security inhouse and who would be migrating to an MSSP and the benefits of the model. It is defintely a worthwhile read. If you have any questions please feel free to contact SolarWinds MSP Team.

3CX to provide online Basic Training

Starting in November 3CX will be providing their highly popular Basic Training courses online. You can find the agenda for the training courses on the 3CX Blog. If you are looking to register you can do so from their webinar registration page. For more information contact our VoIP Team.

Grandsteam phones score top marks

CommsTrader, the online Unified Communcations publication, recently released its reviews on Grandstream’s top 5 solutions; the GDS3710 door phone, GXP1625, GXP2130, GXP2170 and the GXV3275. Each unit scored excellently on their reviews, demonstrating that Grandstream is dedicated to creating top of the line UC solutions. You can find each of the reviews on the CommsTrader Grandstream IP Phones Review 2017 page. For more info on the Grandstream range contact the SofSol VoIP Team.

3D Printing Stainless Steel

New research into 3D printing technology has allowed developers to create 3d print stronger materials like Stainless Steel. Not only can the material be used in 3D priniting, but the resulting creations are twice as strong as their traditional counterparts. This will allows for the 3D printing of advanced items that can be created faster and cheaper then current methods and which are stronger and more reliable. You can read more about the technology here.


3CX Advanced Training in Christchurch – 15th November 2017

We are conducting training on 3CX in Christchurch on the 15th November. This training is open to all new or active 3CX Partners and is aimed at pre-sales and support technical personnel tasked with the responsibility of promoting, installing, configuring, maintaining and supporting 3CX client installations. This training will contain material for passing the 3CX Advanced Certification. To register for this event and to view the agenda, please visit the following link: 3CX Advanced Training Christchurch – 15 November 2017