About Us

ISL was formed in 1997 to help businesses optimise their IT capabilities to gain competitive advantage.  We build, deploy and support a comprehensive range of world-class network services that are designed to be superfast, secure and robust, and to deliver value. 

ISL has evolved steadily since that time, and now IT security, consultancy, support and internet services form the backbone of our business. 

"ISL are a vendor agnostic ICT solutions provider which enables a fully un-biased approach to delivering the right solution for our clients. We pride ourselves on the service we deliver and we fully support our client’s solutions in unified communications, Internet access, site connectivity, mobile, and hosted and managed services."

Company history

Timeline

  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • Full Timeline
  • 2017
     
    ISL gain ISO2017:2013 certification for effective implementation of an Information Security Management System. By meeting the requirements of the ISO 27001:2013 Standard our clients will be satisfied in the knowledge that we operate a Management System that will endeavour to secure information provided by our clients.and that we maintain optimal operational uptime and efficiencies at all times.
  • 2014
     
    ISL approved as a direct Vodafone Business Partner. This partnership enables ISL to enhance their single vendor USP, with tight integration of mobile with our other solutions. ISL approved as a FrontRange Client and Service management partner, one of only a very select few in the UK. Our ISO planning, advisory and consultancy service for ISO 27001 (Security) and ISO22301 (Business Continuity) sees early success within our existing and expanding client base. Our ISO planning, advisory and consultancy service for ISO22301 for business continuity also sees early success within our existing and expanding client base.
  • 2013
     
    ISL are recognised once again by Microsoft as a valued partner by maintaining our direct Account Manager relationship and direct access to all the facilities for us and our clients at their Reading HQ.
  • 2011
     
    Major upgrade and enhancement released for ISL 24/7 Support Services with new proactive and highly sophisticated monitoring tools. ISL continue to expand adding additional IT support engineers to maintain exceptional support.
  • 2009
     
    ISL announce second data centre location in London, with over 25,000m2 of space and Tier1 IP backbone just outside the City. With the very best multi-vendor carrier connectivity this facility naturally becomes our primary breakout for our ADSL customers. ISL clients move servers and "offices" to the Cloud utilising our long standing partnerships with VMware and Citrix.
  • 2007
     
    ISL launch Telecoms solutions with SIP and Voice Over IP partners. Our ethos of collaboration with the key market vendors proves to be a big success with our clients. Our credentials as an ISP enable ISL to deliver a single vendor solution for SIP Trunks, full PBX and Call Centre solutions.
  • 2004
     
    ISL become one of the largest UK Resellers of email SPAM and Virus filtering solution from Clearswift Technologies. Continued company growth lists ISL as one of the fastest growing companies in the UK. Continued expansion and Investment in technology and staff yields impressive pre-tax profits.
  • 2003
     
    ISL achieve highest level of certification with Checkpoint and deliver a Global Checkpoint Firewall solution for a high profile Insurance company.
  • 2000
     
    ISL open their first Data Centre location in Milton Keynes. Our clients start to host email, web and FTP solutions with us, along with business solutions utilising Citrix technology.
  • 1999
     
    The launch of ADSL services in late 1999 transformed our ISP business and being right at the forefront of this technology revolution we expanded rapidly.
  • 1998
     
    ISL became one of the first members of Nominet the .uk Registrar Company and formed a strategic relationship with BT as an authorised business partner. Other key partnerships included CISCO, 3com, RSA. ISL we are one of the first early adopters of relationships with VMware.
  • 1997
     
    The company was founded in 1997 with private family investment as a UK Internet Service Provider (ISP) specialising in LAN and WAN security and connectivity. With dial-up modems being used by business across the UK our racks of CISCO, USRobotics and Hayes modems, were the humble foundations for our ISP business.

ISL's approach

ISL's engineers are trained to a high standard to ensure we provide the best possible service to our customers. Our policy, wherever possible, is to add value to customers by identifying opportunities for innovation or financial efficiency. ISL's team is committed to the success of your project and our engineers are known for using their initiative to help resolve any issues and are committed to delivering best value.

"Right from the first introductory meeting ISL have surpassed all our expectations from an ICT supplier. ISL have designed, planned and delivered our Virtualisation Project on time, and on budget, all backed up with 1st class support"
Head of ICT – Food Production UK

 

The ISL difference

  • Insight

    Before we even think about building your system, we carry out a comprehensive audit of your IT systems, processes, procedures, and infrastructure  and engage in personal consultations with your stakeholders and users.  Such attention to detail gives us an invaluable insight into the way your business works - an insight which enables us to provide a superior level of IT support that could not be replicated by any other third party.
  • Single source

    A typical infrastructure is complex, and comprised of many components. Finding the source of an issue could involve extensive liaison with multiple vendors.
    ISL, as a single source provider, can simplify your supply chain and take responsibility for resolving any issues.
  • 24x7 IT support

    ISL's systems allow us to access, monitor, manage, upgrade and fix your networks remotely. 
    We can provide you with 24/7 helpdesk support, with access to technical experts if needed.  Your cases will be prioritised and progressed in line with agreed response times.  You will be kept informed, from the time a case is raised,  through to its satisfactory conclusion. 
  • Flexibility

    ISL offers a flexible range of IT solutions.  You can outsource all your IT requirements to ISL or have our technical experts integrated into your own in-house team to share ISL's knowledge and expertise.  We also offer IT support services on an as-needed basis. 
  • Value

    Our policy, wherever possible, is to add value to customers by identifying opportunities for innovation and financial efficiency.  ISL's team is committed to the success of your IT function and our engineers are known for using their initiative to help resolve any issues and are committed to  delivering best value.

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Corporate social responsibility

We take our working environment seriously and are fully compliant with legal requirements relating to equal opportunities, diversity, health & safety, and the environment.  We have policies in place that support and help to enforce our commitment and compliance in these areas.

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