Layer 8 Networks

Cisco Premier Partner.

Advanced Collaboration Specialisation.

Cisco Meraki.

Yelp WiFi Marketing and Analytics.

About Us

Layer 8 Networks are a boutique consulting firm specialising in Networks and IP telephony. Our point of difference is we are able to offer tremendous value by designing a solution to suit customer requirements and not just pushing the vendor agenda. As an example, pricing for a greenfield network switching deployment has shown Layer 8 Networks can be up to 40% cheaper than an equivalent solution from others.

We also have specialty in WDM technologies and have deployed in some of the biggest campus network and WAN links in Australia. Up until now WDM technology was the domain of the large carriers with matching budgets, but are now available at a price point cheaper that running multiple lengths of fibre over only a few hundred metres.

Call us on 1300 689 526 to discuss how IT can enable your business!

Our Team

Meet the team that drives the strategy for Layer 8 Networks and will move your business forward.

Ben Brockliss

Partner An accomplished leader with 10+ years’ experience in the IT sector, Ben is a highly focused and a hands-on individual who holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from the Edith Cowan University. Always ensuring customer advocacy is at the forefront of his mind, Ben prides himself on retaining relationships, and providing the right resources for the perfect solution. Ben has worked across a range of industries – in particular his experience in the Hospitality, Gaming and Legal professions has a broad depth. Key projects include design and commissioning of the network and IT systems in Australia’s largest hotel, along with a core network refresh on a one of Australia’s largest campus network (200,000+ ports)

Matthew Pook

Partner Matthew is a technically driven engineer who prides himself on bridging the gap between the capabilities that Information Technology can deliver to an organisation, and the business drivers which enable Information Technology to be a strategic advantage for an organisation instead of just a cost centre. To underpin this, Matthew holds a Master in Business and Information Technology from the University of Melbourne and is also a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (Collaboration) #36487, a title which is accepted worldwide as the most prestigious networking certification in the industry. Matt has worked for professional services companies and delivered projects to hundreds of clients across Australia as well as Technical leadership roles for large corporate businesses. Key projects include call centre consolidation for an international Hotel chain (300 seats), as well as a Data Centre and converged network upgrade for a Melbourne Leisure and Entertainment company.

Consulting Engineers

Our IT team is proactive and consultative, asking the right questions so they know what you’re looking for. Their reliability and consistent delivery has seen them build long-term relationships with our clients. Our engineers are second to none when it comes to delivering IT projects on time and on budget.


Our Engineers are Cisco Certified and have the real world experience to back it up.


We are available for our customers. 3AM change coming up? Not a problem.


All our staff are hands on. Don't speak to an account or business development manager who's interested in only one thing. We are with you every step of the way to make sure your dreams become a reality.

Our Capabilities

We are a Cisco Premier Partner, and will go the extra mile to make sure you are happy with the service that we deliver.

We have some of the best Cisco Unified Contact Centre Express (UCCX) engineers available, and will work with your business to ensure your Contact Centre is running as smoothly as possible.


Many businesses cannot afford a full time IT manager or even IT team. Our team have worked for both big and small and across a range of business segments. We can partner with you to advise on your business challenges and how to overcome them with technology at the best price point. We don’t pretend to be experts in every IT domain – but our reach and contacts across the industry means we know who to go to and can be your advocate.

Cisco Meraki/

Layer 8 Networks are proud to be a Cisco Meraki partner, and are able to deliver value and simplicity to your business through the zero-touch wireless and wired network deployments, and cloud management platform which is simple and easy to use – or can be managed by Layer 8 Networks for you as part of a managed service offering. Many of Layer 8 Networks customers rely on Meraki solutions with easy centralised cloud management of their entire wired and wireless networks.

Managed Services/

Layer 8 Networks Managed Service is designed to meet your business as usual and strategic needs, ensuring that your organisation is able to focus on its core business, and not the IT that underpins this. Layer 8 Network’s Managed Service reduces cost of IT investment over time by deploying and utilising industry best practices such as ITIL. This is intended to reduce downtime through proactive maintenance and monitoring and will provide your organisation with continual improvement to their infrastructure.


Are you looking for an onsite, completely managed monitoring solution to take away the worry and risk of supporting your own network and server environment? We have solutions for both small and larger organisations

Yelp WiFi and Analytics/

Use your WiFi to collect customer information, send promotions, and increase customer loyalty.

/Unified Communications

Layer 8 Networks is proud to present a fully unified collaboration system which handles small to medium organisations telephony, voicemail, instant messaging and presence capabilities. Depending on the size of the organisation, different options are available. The below pricing gives you an indication of cost for a fully installed and configured solution for your organisation based on the number of users and capabilities required. Our solutions are all customisable however, so if you are looking for a particular capability – why not contact us and we can work through your requirements together?


Whether you’ve got big ideas or big challenges, Layer 8 Networks has the expertise you need to succeed. We will ensure you succeed with network auditing, design, consultancy and strategy. We will work closely with you to understand how your technology could better serve your business goals – whether that’s better performance, lower costs, increased agility or all of these and more.

/WDM Technology

Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) uses fibre-optics to allow the combination of multiple signals onto a single strand. Each signal is assigned to a different wavelength of light and does not affect each other. This technology enables cost efficient upgrade of capacity in optical networks. Coarse WDM (CWDM) and Dense WDM(DWDM) are different wavelength patterns of WDM systems. With the emergence of lower cost WDM equipment now available outside of the carrier space, we are able to use your existing fibre optic infrastructure to attain cost savings and efficiency without the expense of running additional fibre cabling.

Download our Cisco Unified Communications Customer Contact Solution brochure to see how we can tailor a solution for your requirements.


Layer 8 Networks capabilities are backed by some of the market leading solutions and service offerings available.

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