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As a Microsoft Partner we can now offer free trials for yourself and up to 24 of your colleagues to test drive Microsoft’s fastest-growing corporate product for yourself and see what all the fuss is about.

*Trials are subject to geographic restrictions, these trial subscriptions are provided for UK Businesses only.

We have setup the following 3 trial links depending on the products you want to test drive with the most feature rich subscription level at the top.


You can change your subscription at any point so why not start at the top and test drive everything before deciding on which subscription you want to stay with and which applications you can do without.

  1. Office 365 Enterprise E3 Trial – 25 user licenses
  2. Office 365 Business Premium Trial – 25 user licenses
  3. Office 365 Business Trial

To see the difference between subscriptions levels, check out this page


Cirrus IT Services Extend Backup Portfolio with Nakivo Partnership

Cirrus IT Services (UK) Limited are proud to announce our new Partnership with Nakivo that allows us to add to our portfolio and to offer a new choice of backup solutions that can be tailored to your requirements based on what best suits your business infrastructure.

Whether you have a fully virtualised environment or a hybrid mixture of virtual and physical servers and desktops, we now have an option for every eventuality.


What is NAKIVO Backup & Replication?

NAKIVO Backup & Replication is an all-in-one VMware VM backup, replication, and recovery solution designed to protect VMs onsite, offsite, and in the cloud.


Download the Nakivo Backup & Replication v5.7 Product Datasheet here -> : NBR-DS


How many VMs can NAKIVO Backup & Replication protect?

NAKIVO Backup & Replication is a modular solution that can be fully installed on a single machine to protect small and mid-sized environments, as well as scale out horizontally and support large distributed environments with 10,000+ VMs.

Does the product support live applications and databases?

Yes, you can back up, replicate, and recover live VMs running Exchange, Active Directory, MS SQL, Oracle, and other applications and databases. Using the application-aware mode, NAKIVO Backup & Replication ensures that data inside VM backups and VM Replicas is consistent, and that you can recover files, application objects, and entire VMs.

Does the product support large VMs?

Yes, you can back up, replicate, and recover 500+ GB VMs with NAKIVO Backup & Replication.

Can I stage (seed) the initial VM backup or replica?

Yes, you can perform initial backup and replication to a removable media (such as a USB drive), then transfer the media to a remote location, and then run forever-incremental backup and replication jobs to that new location, thus saving time and bandwidth.

Can I exclude VM disks from backup and replication jobs?

Yes, you can choose what disks you would like to back up or replicate in NAKIVO Backup & Replication.

Does the product provide granular recovery?

Yes, you can instantly recover files and Microsoft Exchange objects directly from compressed and deduplicated VM backups without recovering the entire VM first.

How does data deduplication work?

Deduplication significantly reduces storage consumption by saving only unique data blocks to a repository. During backup, NAKIVO Backup & Replication compares each new block of data to ones that are already available in the backup repository. Only unique data blocks are written into the backup repository, while those blocks that are already available in the repository are skipped. This way one block of data can be used to recover several different VMs.

Why we’re excited about joining the Dropbox Partner Network

At Cirrus IT Services, providing quality solutions to our customers has always been a top priority. Since day one, we’ve been committed to hand-picking the best options to fit our customers’ needs.

That’s why it was a no-brainer for us to join the Dropbox Partner Network and add Dropbox for Business to our suite of services. The reason we’re really excited, though, is because Dropbox is a unique offering that delivers the same trusted, user-friendly service to businesses through Dropbox for Business.

Founded in 2007, Dropbox has been a trusted service for 300 million users to put their most important stuff. It solves the tough problem of syncing files from your computer so you can work on them offline, and lets you have all your stuff, whenever you need it. Dropbox is also cross-platform, so you can use it with the operating system or mobile device your company already uses.

Dropbox for Business adds robust management and control for IT admins to the same easy-to-use experience people know and love with Dropbox. Dropbox is helping empower employees with the tech they love, while giving IT the confidence that their data is secure.

Whether your employees are already using Dropbox, have never tried a cloud-based solution, or are somewhere in-between, Dropbox for Business makes it incredibly easy to get started or move onto the business offering. Plus, we’ll be there with you every step of the way to make sure everything goes smoothly.

Dropbox for Business is currently used in over 4 million businesses, with 1 billion files saved per day.

To learn more about Dropbox for Business and how it can impact your business, contact us at [email protected] to get more information from one of our certified specialists.

Protect your servers, workstations and laptops against viruses, spyware & other malware

ControlAntivirus provides real-time threat protection against viruses, spyware and other malware in minutes. Optimized to scan for security threats without hogging system resources or slowing down PCs – even during scans and updates.


  • › Doesn’t slow down PCs
  • Centralizes antivirus management
  • Protects against threats in real time
  • Saves time, costs and IT resources

Endpoint protection, central management

ControlAntivirus makes it easy to deploy, manage and automatically address threats on your computers from the cloud;
from scheduling scans and pushing definition updates to identifying infected machines. The small-footprint agent
installs and scans on the endpoint, so no sensitive data leaves your network for scanning.

Advanced threat detection

ControlAntivirus defends against malware threats, including zero-day threats in real–time with Active Protection™ and
other highly sophisticated detection methods: heuristics to identify new viruses and new variants of known viruses,
signatures to search for known malicious patterns in data and MX- Virtualization™ to analyze file behavior in a virtual

Real-time threat data integration

ControlAntivirus integrates with technologies which are backed by malware processing tools which analyze thousands
of threat samples daily, ensuring the definitions are always up to date.

Try it out for yourself free for 30 days and be up and running in just a few minutes: http://www.controlnow.com/platform/free-trial/?CPID=387384

Want to Increase security and gain control of user web browsing?

ControlWebProtect delivers extensive web security across your distributed infrastructure; protecting computers from websites pushing malware, phishing sites, proxies, spyware and adware, botnets and SPAM. With no dedicated server and no proxies to configure, the easy to use web-based management console allows you to quickly gain control of user web browsing.


  • Up and running AND protected in minutes
  • Users stay safe and productive
  • The business stays protected from legal liability
  • Puts you in control of web browsing – even for laptops on the move
  • Avoids costs or a throttled network, by staying on top of bandwidth usage

Take charge of web security

ControlWebProtect enables IT admins to manage Internet usage on servers, workstations and laptops* to effectively
protect against productivity losses and web-based security risks. This level of protection helps users avoid landing on
sites that can either get them into trouble or break down computers, which IT admins are then expected to clean up
and restore.
Whether you are in the office or on the road, ControlWebProtect you are always in control of web security, URL filtering
and web monitoring.

Increased productivity in the workforce

Time-based restrictions can be applied to limit web browsing during core business hours and Internet usage can easily
be monitored across the network or on individual computers. This helps reduce the time users spend on websites not
needed for work such as social networking sites.

Keep bandwidth usage in check

Stay on top of bandwidth usage with real-time visibility of when devices exceed bandwidth consumption thresholds.
Easily spot excess usage by device, URL or website category and quickly remediate issues to avoid a throttled network.

Simple to set-up and maintain

To simplify web security and save you time everything is controlled through easily configured policies.
Policies contain the settings needed to co-ordinate web security and URL filtering, including:

  • Blocking security categories
  • Block/Allow 80+ categories of URLs
  • Policy-based White and Blacklist URLs
  • Time-based browsing rules

With ControlWebProtect, your configurations can be quickly and easily applied across groups of computers from one central location, while still offering override options on single computers, for more granular control.
Browsing controls can be automatically and intelligently applied from install; ensuring the right protection is in place for each device type across your distributed network.

Try it out for yourself free for 30 days and be up and running in just a few minutes: http://www.controlnow.com/platform/free-trial/?CPID=387384

Are you a DR expert?

Play our game to find out and download our FREE Disaster Recovery Kit .

There are a lot of conceived ideas out there about disaster recovery practices. Are you armed with the right arguments to know what’s fact or fiction?

Download our FREE Disaster Recovery kit with valuable information on DR best practices and a free DR plan in the Unitrends cloud!
You can also play our DR ‘What’s your comeback’ game to practice your DR pitch and test your DR knowledge.  



About Unitrends

To address the complexities facing today’s modern data center, Unitrends delivers end-to-end protection and instant recovery of all virtual and physical assets as well as automated disaster recovery testing built for virtualisation.

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