First Net review

This review cover a general impression of webhosting features like support, data center, price, control panel & more. Brand #16911, listed from 2011.


About First Net

FirstNet: A division of First Technology

Providing internet based solutions to a variety of businesses in South Africa. Our services are based on application server technology as we deploy, host and manage access to packaged applications.

The applications are delivered over the internet on a subscription basis. This delivery model speeds implementation, minimizes the expenses and risks incurred across the application life cycle, and overcomes the chronic shortage of qualified technical personnel available in-house.

We are a value added ISP and Information Technology company supplying and implementing hardware and software that are complimented by the provision of associated support services and solutions.

We ensure that the risks associated with the deployment of new technologies are reduced while providing competitive total cost of IT ownership that provides a compelling return on investment.

Here is a list of our diverse solutions

Website design and development
Website content mangement (JiT Pulisher Web Studio)
Database solutions on the Microsoft and Linux platforms
Business to Business E-commerce solutions
Website hosting
Domain registrations
Leased lines
Voice over IP
Search engine submission
Search engine optimisation
Computer hardware solutions
PhP, ASP and .NET coding
Flash animation and programming
Appliance Firewalls for Linux
Content Filtering for email and surfing
VPN Technology over ADSL
Firstfax Fax to email

The First Technology network is capable of supporting the most demanding hosted applications and we provide the highest standards of physical protection and access control.

We have a 3 generation backup system with tapes stored off site. Our on site failover UPS and generator ensure that your website remains available to non affected areas during power failures and “brown outs”.

Hosted Microsoft Exchange

Enterprise Email Anywhere

The solution offers a robust, hosted, outsourced and fully managed implementation of Microsoft Hosted Exchange. Located within First Technology's Data Centre, the service incorporates a range of security, content and management features in addition to a redundant network infrastructure system and the best engineering staff in the country. The solution allows users can access their mailboxes in a number of ways: Outlook 2010 desktop client, Outlook Web Access (OWA), Outlook Mobile Access (OMA) and through any third party POP client. Outlook Web and Mobile Access uses Microsoft ActiveSync as the conduit for delivery to Mobile Phones and PDA’s.

Solution Benefits

Cost benefits: Lower your operating costs and IT capital expenditure with Hosted Exchange. Deploying a fully-fledged Exchange system in-house is capital and labour intensive. Hosted Exchange is an outsourced system that mitigates the need for all Capex. It also eliminates administrative and technical burdens on IT staff, allowing them to focus on core technology issues.

Mobile workers: Increasingly, Information workers are away from the confines of their desktop. Sales and service staff are great examples of the mobile information worker. Using laptops / Windows Mobile enabled devices (PocketPc or SmartPhone) with ActiveSync installed; workers are free to roam within the coverage of their wireless connectivity (3G, Edge GPRS, GPRS, WiFi and soon, WiMax). Users can therefore work from home, abroad, on the road, at customer sites, airports, and so on. First Technology's Hosted Exchange offers this not only at the lowest TCO but also provides the highest ROI through increased productivity. For deeper understanding, ask your Account Manager the for primer on Hosted Exchange’s Email Anywhere, Anytime.

Security & Stability: The Hosted Exchange environment was built on a foundation of secure and redundant Microsoft technology. For storage, there is a world class fibre optic Storage Area Network (SAN).

Easy Administration: Provisioning is handled via a browser, which permits remote management of user mailboxes. All Administrative tasks can be completed online, including: creating and deleting users, assigning service plans and storage limits.

Solution Features

* Fully Outsourced Enterprise Email
* Web based Provisioning
* Email Anywhere via Outlook Web Access (OWA)
* Anti-Virus and Anti-Spam Engines scanning email
* 99.9% uptime
* 8 x 5 Hour Support Facebook Cover
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