Basingstoke, UK – 09 February, 2016 – CensorNet, the complete cloud security company, today announces that Softcat plc has been awarded a position on the UK Government’s G-Cloud 7 Framework for its Hybrid Web Gateway Security with Cloud Application Control and Email Security solutions, amongst a varied portfolio of service offerings. The CensorNet solutions are now listed on the G-Cloud 7 Digital Marketplace.
“There has been a concerted effort by the public sector to move their operations into the cloud. However, by doing so they have encountered a whole host of security implications,” comments Jamie Burke, Sales Director at Softcat. “While most local authorities already have information security tools in place, many are outdated and don’t address the risks that cloud application use can pose. CensorNet’s solutions provide our customers with visibility of all internet usage as well as manage and control which cloud applications are being accessed to protect information, data and reputation.”
The UK Government’s G-Cloud 7 is a Framework targeted at easing procurement by UK public-sector bodies of cloud computing solutions. The G-Cloud consists of a series of framework agreements with suppliers, from which public sector organizations can buy services without needing to run a full tender or competition procurement process. From the “Digital Marketplace” public sector bodies can search for services that are covered by the G-Cloud frameworks and select the one that most closely matches their price and quality criteria.
Cloud computing has caused a significant change in the way information systems can be delivered to public sector organizations. Because of the low cost and flexible nature of the cloud, the Government has established a ‘Cloud First’ approach to IT, mandating that central government purchases IT services through the cloud unless it can be proven that an alternative is more cost effective.
“We are very pleased that our Hybrid Web Gateway Security with Cloud Application Control and Email Security solutions achieved G-Cloud 7 accreditation,” comments Ed Macnair, CEO, CensorNet. “Cloud-based apps such as Facebook, Dropbox and Twitter have changed the way we live and work, but have created a new attack vector for cybercrime, radicalization and terrorism. The UK Government’s Prevent Duty was set up specifically to combat this threat, by requiring public sector organizations to have due regard to prevent people from being drawn to terrorism. Our solutions can help protect users from stumbling across extremist material online and report on suspicious activity on social media.”
CensorNet Hybrid Web security provides public sector IT departments and senior management with greater visibility, management and control in the supervision of company-wide internet access and the use of web, email and social media applications, as well as addressing productivity, security and audit issues associated with the use of cloud applications and mobile devices. CensorNet Email Security is a cloud-based email security and backup service that scans both inbound and outbound email for viruses, phishing threats, content violations and spam.
To request a demo or a trial of CensorNet’s Hybrid Web Gateway Security with Cloud Application Control and Email Security solutions, please contact Grant Davey at GrantDa@softcat.com or phone 01628 403 449. Alternatively, visit www.censornet.com