By Claire West

Attacks on computer networks are among the biggest threats to the UK according to a new report from The National Security Council. Cyber threats are posing a ‘new and growing danger’ according to the Home Secretary. At the top of its list are the governments IT systems and networks. Ahead of Wednesday’s public spending review, £500m of new money will be spent to bolster cyber security.

Andrew Gilbert, founder of data centres company, Node4 says:

‘As the public sector continues to ring-fence frontline services it needs to take advantage of the enhanced security offered by innovations in technology which allow public sector organisations to conserve cash whilst still allowing access to highly secure and robust data centres’

About Node4

Node4 is a specialist in data centre and communications solutions. Launched in 2004, the company has grown rapidly in the past six years through its comprehensive service offering and the growth in demand for hosted IT from businesses all over the UK. Its competencies include colocation, managed hosting through dedicated servers and virtualised environments, connectivity, SIP trunking and hosted telephony. It has three state-of-the-art data centre facilities, two located in Derby and one in Wakefield, which offer the latest in security technology, ensuring that even the most mission-critical applications are hosted securely and protected.

Node4 is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a Cisco Premier Certified Partner and also won the prestigious Cisco Innovation Award of the Year for the UK and Ireland.

The company aims to be one of the UK’s major forces for co-location services in the UK and to this end, provides the highest levels of performance and system availability to its customers throughout the UK.