A central part of the Breakwater platform is its integrated security solution.


Components are selected on the basis that they work together to monitor, maintain and protect your systems – ultimately reducing risk.

Email Security

We deliver advanced malware and virus protection. Our content filtering and email continuity services are simple to deploy and easy to manage.

Our cloud-based service blocks 100% of known viruses and more than 99% of spam emails before they reach your network. All this minus the expense of managing any hardware.

In the event of unplanned downtime, continuity and archiving services mean emails can be accessed and maintained. This will be through a secure data centre.

Website Security

Cloud security offers you powerful protection across all devices and locations. It stops malware before it reaches your systems.

Regular monitoring of internet activity identifies anomalies and distinguishes patterns. This enables the detection and subsequent blocking of malicious content.


Anti-virus is a fully-managed solution. It enables you to install a proactive and efficient strategy to protect your network from malicious security threats.
Your computers, laptops and servers are safeguarded by complete endpoint protection. Scanning of critical system areas automatically disables infected hardware. After infection, it recovers systems, saving you valuable time and resources.


As malware continues to advance, security is a serious consideration for any business.
To ensure your network has the best chance of combating cyber threats, we work with leading partners such as Microsoft, Cisco and Datto.
With innovative solutions and collective knowledge we can review your current systems. We then make recommendations to remove vulnerabilities and enhance your defences.
Security reviews sit within our Consultancy services. They are supplementary to our support platform.

Cyber Essentials

To help combat Cyber Crime, the UK Government introduced the industry-backed Cyber Essentials certification scheme. Cyber Essentials defines a set of 5 key controls. These help safeguard your business from the most common types of cyber threat.
Getting certified reduces the threat of attack by up to 80%. It demonstrates your commitment to protecting your data, as well as your customer and supplier data. The accreditation also helps you to address other compliance issues, including those around GDPR.
At Breakwater IT, we not only offer the Cyber Essentials certification, but we also apply enhanced levels of protection. This is exclusively for our clients built around our own visions of cyber security. We take the stress out of completing the certification by doing it for you. We then follow up regularly using our own security standard review to make sure you’re complaint all year-round. This means there is no panic when your certification is due for renewal as we’ve been monitoring your security throughout the year.
Our security standard review is a points-based system. We check areas including backup and disaster recovery, external breach analysis and network security. We share this with you to enable us to work together on improving your IT security.

Our Guide to Phishing

Something Phishy…

Phishing emails are designed to trick you into revealing sensitive information or installing malware (including ransomware) on your devices. They are carefully crafted to look genuine and appear, on the surface, to be from a legitimate source.
Don’t be fooled though, by clicking on a link or downloading an attachment you will be leaving your business exposed. Malware puts your systems, and all the sensitive data within them, at risk.
The first, and most important, step in protecting your business from phishing emails is educating your team – and this we can help with.

Download our Guide to Phishing here.

Discover how Breakwater can help your business. Call our team today on +44 (0)1603 709300 or email

"The prompt responses to my concerns over a spam email were a welcome reassurance that BWIT was concerned to keep our IT secure. Many thanks."

  • Michael Saunders, Kent Carlyle

John Gostling

Managing Director

As Breakwater’s Managing Director I work to ensure we have a professional, enthusiastic and cohesive team that is equipped with the knowledge and support to employ technologies that deliver real business benefits to our clients.

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