Worried your IT systems might be under threat?

At Minster we know that IT system security is everything to people and their businesses.

Now, more than ever, without the right protection it’s so easy for your system to catch a potentially business-threatening virus. It almost goes without saying that you need to ensure your protection is spot on.

That’s where the power of Sentinel could be the answer to your security worries!

Sentinel provides two different and effective programs.

Sentinel System Care is an innovative programme that provides automated care for your infrastructure, whilst Sentinel Bitdefender is a managed anti-virus engine that protects you from harmful threats.

Sentinel System Care helps you in four key areas:

  • System-monitoring
  • Online-backup
  • Mail catcher, and
  • Mail archive

Online-backup allows you to back-up and retrieve emails, files and databases safely and quickly. It is an automated system giving you 24/7 access to your information.

We understand that email communication is vital to any business, that’s why Sentinel provides mail-catcher and mail-archive. Mail-catcher provides email spam and virus filtering and with Sentinel you will never lose any emails.

We understand how many emails ping through on a daily basis and it’s incredibly hard to keep on top of them all – this is why Sentinel also provides a mail-archive management system to easily manage all of your emails on your Microsoft Exchange Server.

Aside from these benefits, Sentinel also performs checks on your servers and networks to ensure your most important IT tools are running smoothly.

How can Bitdefender secure your business?

Bitdefender will act as your security guard and protect your system from any harm. It has been proven to block thousands of viruses and threats. In fact in June 2016, according to AV-Test statistics, 100% of viruses were blocked by Bitdefender. Bitdefender works to give quick and customizable scans to detect threats and remove them before any damage is done to your system. It can also detect and remove potentially unwanted applications and has improved malware protection to reduce false threats.


For more information on Sentinel or any of our anti-virus products,

please call Minster on 01562 68211 or email us through




Minster Micro Delivers Comms For Leading Midlands Manufacturer Boss Design

The talents of Kidderminster based IT solutions provider, Minster Micro Computers, have been enlisted to support the UK’s seating industry market leader, Boss Design. From Boss Design’s HQ in Dudley, West Midlands, the Group has most recently acquired a US based manufacturer. Enjoying a prestigious client base which includes many high profile and international blue-chip […]

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Minster Delivers Flexible Working For Alphaquad

Employees at Warwickshire-based digital marketing agency, Alphaquad Ltd, are enjoying the benefits of flexible working and enhanced productivity whilst saving the firm time and money, thanks to a new 3CX VoIP software system installed by local company Minster Micro Computers Limited.Alpha_Minster1

The new 3CX system replaced the firm’s old and outdated analogue system with one which is much easier for staff to manage. Alphaquad Technical Director, Paul Russell, said: “Our employees love the new system and we’re delighted with the cost savings it’s achieved. With the system paying for itself within 12 months we now have the ability to expand capacity and add additional handsets with the knowledge that we’re not tied to one particular handset manufacture.”

“Call quality is exceptional and we haven’t experienced any issues with downtime.” said Paul, adding, “The initial setup and transfer from our existing system was seamless, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the 3CX PBX software. Its simplicity has meant we have been able to carry out further administration of the system in-house but with the reassurance that expert backup is available from Minster should we need it.”

Utilising cloud technology, the 3CX system provides a unified Windows communications solution, so it can easily be integrated with other Windows based applications used across Alphaquad’s business.
Minster MD, Nick Marlow, commented: “Alphaquad’s move to 3CX has provided additional functionality and fault tolerance, as well as the ease with which it has integrated with existing systems. 3CX also offers greater mobility as customers’ calls can be answered at any time, regardless of staff location. Standard analogue phone systems simply can’t offer the plasticity dynamic companies like Alphaquad need today.”

Evopr Assigned To Further Promote Minster

We are pleased to confirm the appointment of to manage our Worcestershire and Midlands communications activity.minster5a-680x506

Susan Marlow (Director at Minster Micro) commented: “As an expanding Kidderminster business we are all very excited to be taking this next step in developing our communication strategy, so finding the right PR company who would be as enthusiastic about Minster as we are, was vital.

“From our initial meeting everything clicked and just fell in to place. We’re now starting to enjoy the process of working with to further enhance and promote our IT business offer.”

Evopr’s broad sector experience will further promote Minster’s business range of specialist IT solutions.

Kathryn Watts, business owner and founder of said: “I am absolutely delighted and it is a huge privilege that Minster Micro Computers have chosen as their PR consultancy.

“They are a highly regarded IT support solutions provider, their enthusiasm is infectious, and I am thrilled to be working with them to create a long and successful partnership.”


Minster Are Officially A UK Top Pegasus Reseller

Top 4 ResellerAs of last month, we have been officially crowned a top four Pegasus reseller in the whole of the UK.

We pride ourselves in the customer service we deliver and aim to achieve the highest level of software support for our customers, so it’s no surprise that so many businesses either take out a Pegasus contract with us or move their existing account over to Minster.

If you don’t have Pegasus with us yet, contact us and find out more reasons why so many businesses choose us.


Macmillan Coffee Morning At Minster

Minster are holding a Coffee Morning to raise money for Macmillan and we would love for you to join us!

The Minster team have donated cakes and coffee which will be available between 09:30AM – 12noon on 25 September 2015. 

It’ll be held at our offices – Minster House, 115 Worcester Road, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 1HU.

If you think you can pop in for 10 minutes and join our informal coffee morning, let us know by registering below we can make sure we save you a slice of cake! 

If you can’t come but would still like to give a donation to Macmillan just text CUPCAKE to 70550 (one text=£5), go to or phone 0845 074 2606

Minster Are Exhibiting At The MIM Expo

This years exhibition is set to be MIMs (Made In The Midlands) biggest and best yet with a brand new location hosting over 150 of our members exhibiting and an expected 1,000 visitors. 

The Made in the Midlands Exhibition is a full day event which brings together the very best of Midlands manufacturing & engineering services from across a wide variety of sectors, including Aerospace, Automotive, Rail, Marine, Medical and Oil & Gas. 

MIMs annual exhibition provides the ideal platform for networking with a view to doing more business and meeting like-minded companies from across the Midlands region.

The day will also include a series of seminars hosted by our partners on a host of topics which affect Midlands manufacturers.

We are very excited to be exhibiting at this event, as a Gold Member and are really looking forward to meeting many existing customers there as well as meeting new, established, local businesses.

*Tickets are available at no cost to Manufacturers and members of Made in the Midlands, please see the Made In The Midlands website for further details.