Anson Resolution

Secure Desktop

Secure Desktop delivers a secure, managed, desktop including Office 365 and business specific applications. Accessible from desktops, laptops, tablets, phones and thin clients it meets OFFICIAL and OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE security needs.

Features

  • Secure End User Computing: with all data held centrally.
  • Integrated Office 365, Secure E-mail and filtered Web Browsing.
  • Accessibility supporting BYOD: using any device with an internet connection.
  • Application Centric: Applications delivered for native user experience.
  • Accounts configurable to user profiles for knowledge workers/ power users.
  • Optional mobile device integration with MDM/MAM /EMM services.
  • Data protection: full recovery of all data capability.
  • Options for graphic acceleration for power users.
  • Desktop AV and intrusion detection service included.
  • Comprehensive service catalogue.

Benefits

  • Lower Total Cost of Ownership.
  • Reduced attack surface.
  • IT Support personnel based in optimized locations.
  • Data encrypted in transit.
  • Centralised patching and update.
  • Profiles follow users rather than being tied to desks.
  • Desktop as a Service based on ‘pay-as-you-use’ model.
  • Flexible swift response to both increases and reductions in demands.
  • Security through two-factor authentication and data centre storage.
  • DaaS model accommodates enterprise specific Application Delivery.

Pricing

£36.75 to £142.30 per user per month

Service documents

G-Cloud 9

143149336650914

Anson Resolution

Mike Dyer

07758 811184

mikedyer@ansonresolution.co.uk

Service scope

Service scope
Software add-on or extension No
Cloud deployment model Public cloud
Service constraints The Services are always available except for:
• scheduled maintenance carried out during a regular maintenance window, such as backups, database administration and log processing.
• Public holidays (in England and Wales) where the service desk will not be manned.
For scheduled maintenance windows we will give customers at least 4 weeks notice, and endeavour to schedule the windows for lower impact time periods. Over any 12 month period, the average maintenance windows will not exceed 4 hours per month.
All users, configurators and administrators will require internet access or connectivity through the government secure internet to the platform.
System requirements
  • EUDs fully patched and protected by up to date AV.
  • Scheduled maintenance carried out during a regular maintenance window.
  • All users require internet access or government network connectivity.
  • All users to sign SyOps and Acceptable Use Policy.

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Email or online ticketing
Support response times Initial response with one hour, Monday to Friday 0800 to 1800.
No response at weekends.
User can manage status and priority of support tickets No
Phone support Yes
Phone support availability 9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support No
Onsite support Yes, at extra cost
Support levels There are two Service levels offered:

• Standard, which provides support during the working day, supported by 24/7 monitoring.
• Enhanced, which allows for long day or 24/7 support where required. Enhanced support incurs additional charges.

All Service Levels include a full ITIL Service Management system including Incident, Problem and Change Management, Release and Deployment Management, Access,
Availability and Capacity Management, Service Measurement and Reporting.
A Technical Account Manager will own the relationship and be responsible for ensuring that the service meets the customers’ needs.
Level 1 Support responds to helpdesk queries, simple resolution such as passwords and account changes.
Level 2 Support includes: Infrastructure support, responding to all support issues in line with agreed SLAs, performing root cause analysis of problems, including raising tickets for other 3rd party support providers, if required.
Level 3 application support issue fixes are provided either by client or third party delivery teams, with support issues added to the story backlog for prioritisation by the product owner.
Disaster Recovery processes are assumed to have been designed and implemented as part of systems and applications development. Our support offering includes carrying out any agreed disaster recovery procedures where these are not automated.
Support available to third parties Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Onboarding and offboarding
Getting started A Service Specialist will work with the client to understand the scope and nature of the required services, including: the deployment process, any integration requirements of legacy services/applications, end users, segmentation and associated security profiles. Details include agreeing reporting requirements and scheduling, formats and transportation. This will normally take place prior to contract award.
It is assumed that the Customer will work together with the Support team to decide on roles and responsibilities of customer and supplier. Customer will work together with the Support Team on the requirements for the cloud environment and provide sign-off on the same before commencement of services.
Designated and authorized resource from customer side will actively work with Support Team to resolve any dependencies on the customer team.
We will provide User Guides, both online and in crib card format as part of user activation.
Onsite training can also be provided as an additional charged item.
Service documentation Yes
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
End-of-contract data extraction All data will be returned to the client, on CD or DVD, in the original format it was stored and managed. Additional formats, such as client specific XML, or export mechanisms can be provided at extra cost.
Log data can also be transferred and is charged in accordance with our SFIA rates.
End-of-contract process Termination of service, for any reason, triggers the development and implementation of a Termination phase. A Termination Plan will be produced and agreed with the customer. A generic termination plan is available, on request, and this will be tailored to reflect appropriate roles and responsibilities. Production of this tailored plan is included within the service price.
On termination of the service, all client data will be destroyed in accordance with Anson Resolution Information Assurance processes, which are appropriate for Official and Official Sensitive data. For particularly sensitive data additional Government approved sanitization or destruction mechanisms can be deployed, at extra cost.

Using the service

Using the service
Web browser interface Yes
Supported browsers
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
Application to install Yes
Compatible operating systems
  • Android
  • IOS
  • MacOS
  • Windows
Designed for use on mobile devices Yes
Differences between the mobile and desktop service None.
Accessibility standards WCAG 2.0 A
Accessibility testing None
API No
Customisation available Yes
Description of customisation The service Provider can customise the Service to provide:
- Enhanced User Profiles (more memory, storage, etc).
- Graphics Acceleration.
This will be implemented in response to a Service request, and incurs extra charges.

Scaling

Scaling
Independence of resources Resource pool sized to meet maximum demand.
Utilisation is constantly monitored and the capacity management process puts additional resources into the pool before limits are reached.

Analytics

Analytics
Service usage metrics Yes
Metrics types Call response time.
Availability.
Backup and Restore Testing.
Incident Response
Service Request fulfillment.
Reporting types Regular reports

Resellers

Resellers
Supplier type Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Asset protection

Asset protection
Knowledge of data storage and processing locations Yes
Data storage and processing locations United Kingdom
User control over data storage and processing locations Yes
Datacentre security standards Supplier-defined controls
Penetration testing frequency At least once a year
Penetration testing approach ‘IT Health Check’ performed by a CHECK service provider
Protecting data at rest Physical access control, complying with another standard
Data sanitisation process Yes
Data sanitisation type Deleted data can’t be directly accessed
Equipment disposal approach A third-party destruction service

Data importing and exporting

Data importing and exporting
Data export approach Data can be exported and passed returned to the client, on CD or DVD, in the original format it was stored and managed. Additional formats, such as client specific XML, or export mechanisms can be provided at extra cost.
Data export formats
  • CSV
  • ODF
Data import formats
  • CSV
  • ODF

Data-in-transit protection

Data-in-transit protection
Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
  • Private network or public sector network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
Data protection within supplier network IPsec or TLS VPN gateway

Availability and resilience

Availability and resilience
Guaranteed availability Availability 97.0%. Users are credited a service credit of up to 10% of monthly charge (15% for Enhanced support) if availability falls below this level.
Standard SLAs are assumed as:
• 0800 to 1800 for Standard Support.
• 24x7 Access For Enhanced Support and Crisis incidents only.
Approach to resilience Available on request.
Outage reporting Email Alerts.
Voice Service Message.

Identity and authentication

Identity and authentication
User authentication needed Yes
User authentication 2-factor authentication
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels There is no access from User Accounts to management interfaces.
System Admins access management capabilities from dedicated machines connected via an SSTP VPN requiring proprietary Certificates.
Access restriction testing frequency At least once a year
Management access authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Dedicated link (for example VPN)

Audit information for users

Audit information for users
Access to user activity audit information Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long user audit data is stored for At least 12 months
Access to supplier activity audit information Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for At least 12 months
How long system logs are stored for Between 1 month and 6 months

Standards and certifications

Standards and certifications
ISO/IEC 27001 certification No
ISO 28000:2007 certification No
CSA STAR certification No
PCI certification No
Other security accreditations No

Security governance

Security governance
Named board-level person responsible for service security Yes
Security governance accreditation No
Security governance approach Security Governance follows the ISO 27001 model. Certification is being applied for.
Information security policies and processes NOC/SOC are responsible for monitoring systems and responding to customer events. In the first instance they are accountable to the Head of Customer Support, whose responsibilities include the secure operation of all systems. Where appropriate they pass issues for resolution to either the System Design Authority, they do, however, retain ownership of the issues’ resolution.
The Chief Security Officer (CSO) is responsible for all aspects of security of the company and its services. He:
• Runs an internal and external audit programme to ensure that policies are being adhered to and are effective.
• Maintains a record of who has signed SyOps and what access they have been granted.
• Has oversight of the development, maintenance and update of risk assessments.
• Runs a security training programme for all staff.
• Is available to provide advice on the handling of security incidents.
The CSO is directly accountable to the CEO.
The System Design Authority owns the Change process including making security assessments of change impacts, and where appropriate obtaining advice from the CSO.

Operational security

Operational security
Configuration and change management standard Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach The System Design Authority owns the Configuration Management Database and process.
Configuration items are discovered through an automated process. Verification audits take place prior to, and after, major changes, and recovery of a major incident. Additionally Configuration verification is conducted periodically.
Change Process: Classification begins when an incident or change is identified. If appropriate a Change Request is raised and passed for Evaluation where the impact is quantified including assessing the security implications. Modeling and Testing is conducted to ensure that the impact on the environment is fully understood. In Implementation the change is embodied and Configuration Items recorded.
Vulnerability management type Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach Regular vulnerability scans are performed on the system.
On identification, Vulnerabilities are prioritised based on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) Version 3. This uses analysis of the Exploitability and Impact of a Vulnerability to generate an initial assessment of its priority, and to track the progressive impact of mitigations applied.
Normally a 4 week Test and Patch cycle is employed, however, there is also a facility for expedited deployment of urgent patches as an emergency Change, identified either by CVSS scoring or by early warning from organisations such as CiSP, Threat Intelligence or Customer CERTs.
Protective monitoring type Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach Log Data is recorded to a policy aligned with CESG Good Practice Guide 13 (GPG 13) Recording Profile A (Aware), which is appropriate for Official Data. Enhanced collection to align with GPG 13 Recording Profiles B (Deter), C (Detect/Resist), D (Defend) for data of greater sensitivity can also be provided at additional cost
The data we monitor includes: Integrated dynamic asset management and network discovery, log and event correlation and analysis, Network Traffic Analysis, Deep Packet Inspections, IDS, Vulnerability Scanning, Blacklist monitoring, Privileged User monitoring, Collaboration and continuous service improvement.
Incident management type Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach Incidents can be triggered either by Customer issues or in response to system events. Standard processes are defined for common events.
Initial Customer Response:
• Priority 1 –15 minutes
• Priority 2 –4 hours
• Priority 3 –12 hours
• Priority 4 –24 hours
Incident Resolution:
• Priority 1 –8 hours
• Priority 2 –16 hours
• Priority 3 –24 hours
• Priority 4 –28 hours

In response to either a very high Business Impact or multiple related instances a Major Incident can be declared, bringing a higher level of support resourcing and a dedicated Incident communications channel.

Secure development

Secure development
Approach to secure software development best practice Conforms to a recognised standard, but self-assessed

Public sector networks

Public sector networks
Connection to public sector networks Yes
Connected networks
  • Public Services Network (PSN)
  • Police National Network (PNN)
  • New NHS Network (N3)
  • Joint Academic Network (JANET)

Pricing

Pricing
Price £36.75 to £142.30 per user per month
Discount for educational organisations No
Free trial available No

Documents

Documents
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