BOXARR

BOXARR | Digital Twin | Cloud UK-X (Secret)

BOXARR enables collaborative modelling, simulation, analysis and reporting of complex inter-dependent systems at scale. Combine your human-expertise, data and information-sources to build an evolve "DigitalTwin Models" of your organisations and systems: identifying risks; revealing opportunity; and optimising performance. Use BOXARR for Organisational/Operational Transformation; Process/Program/Transition-Planning; Systems-Engineering; Supply-Chain; Joint-Operations; and more.

Features

  • Simple and intuitive Modelling - combining inter-dependency and data (Secret)
  • Scale Models to reflect "real world" breadth/depth/fidelity
  • Visualise Models as networks of "Things" (Boxes) and "Relationships" (Arrows)
  • Visualise Models as tables of data and customisable pivot-reports
  • Visualise Models as multi-contextual swim-lanes
  • Visualise Models as Project Plans (Gantt Schedules)
  • Visualise Models overlaid on geographic maps
  • Visualise Models as dashboards of charts and graphs
  • Analyse, filter and compute Models with customisable Functions
  • "War-game" Models with what-if change scenarios

Benefits

  • Create DigitalTwin Models of complex systems and challenges (Secret)
  • Leverage and aggregate data from your disparate information-systems
  • Elicit and capture knowledge from Subject Matter Experts
  • Collaborate with colleagues across your enterprise, partners and allies
  • Make complex inter-dependent systems "human-readable" and usable
  • Identify/mitigate hidden risks. Reveal/exploit hidden opportunities
  • Simulate the propagating effects of proposed decisions/changes
  • Respond faster to the propagating effects of unforeseen events
  • Effectively manage risk and optimise your operational performance
  • "Systems-of-Systems" Engineering; Supply-Web; Program/Transition-planning; Process-Mapping; etc

Pricing

£30 per person per month

Service documents

Framework

G-Cloud 11

Service ID

2 2 4 4 9 9 4 8 2 3 6 0 8 7 0

Contact

BOXARR

Fraser Hamilton

+447717846990

fraser.hamilton@boxarr.com

Service scope

Software add-on or extension
No
Cloud deployment model
Public cloud
Service constraints
Users will be notified of any planned maintenance (typically undertaken outside normal business hours).

Users who wish to use the BOXARR nVision application as a local install on their machine (i.e. vs virtualised through a CloudConsole) will need to comply with minimum recommended hardware specification.

Customers are responsible for enabling network connectivity to BOXARR Cloud UK-OS via authorised network gateways and Authority to Operate.

Minimum contract value may apply.
System requirements
  • HTML5 compatible web browser (e.g. Chrome, Edge, IE9+, Firefox)
  • Machine spec for running BOXARR nVision locally (optional)
  • Connectivity to UKCloud ("X") via authorised network gateway
  • Authority to Operate

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
Standard support is as per BOXARR Standard Software Support policy which can be reviewed at www.boxarr.com/standard-software-support. Normal operating hours at 09:00~17:30 GMT Mon-Fri (excluding holidays). Reasonable Endeavours SLA - typically same day with resolution by next business day. Custom enhanced SLAs are available on request.
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
Yes
Online ticketing support accessibility
None or don’t know
Phone support
Yes
Phone support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support
Web chat
Web chat support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support accessibility standard
None or don’t know
How the web chat support is accessible
BOXARR typically uses ZOOM (www.zoom.us) for provisioning customers with web-chat support. Customers join the meeting by clicking on a URL issued to them by BOXARR. Users can see who is connected (i.e. Participants). Users can select to turn video on/off. Users can select to turn audio on/off. Users can connect to audio via their computer (VoIP), or toll-free dial-in telephone number. User can screen-share. Users can annotate in screen shares. Users can accept & enable remote-control.
Web chat accessibility testing
This service is made available by BOXARR by ZOOM (www.zoom.us). All "assistive technology" testing is done by ZOOM under a continuous improvement program with support for WAI-ARIA 1.1 and WCAG 2.0.
Onsite support
Yes, at extra cost
Support levels
Standard technical support is inclusive within the BOXARR Licence Fee. Standard technical support is as per BOXARR Standard Software Support policy which can be reviewed at www.boxarr.com/standard-software-support. Support is only provided for BOXARR Software and BOXARR Cloud solutions. Before contacting BOXARR Support, the customer should undertake pre-diagnostics to confirm that any perceived fault is actually relating to the BOXARR Software or BOXARR Cloud Solutions provided by BOXARR. Support is facilitated by BOXARR Solution Engineers. BOXARR Support is "Technical Support" - any requirement for "Training" should be procured via BOXARR Professional Services or via certified BOXARR Alliance Partner. Standard support operating hours are 09:00~17:30 GMT Mon-Fri (excluding holidays). Reasonable Endeavours SLA - typically same day with resolution by next business day. Custom and enhanced SLAs are available on request at additional cost.
Support available to third parties
Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
BOXARR provides customers with a resource of User Guides and Manuals which are available to view online or download.

BOXARR provides Training Courses (available via BOXARR Professional Services) which can be provisioned remotely via web-meeting or onsite.

Training is also available from BOXARR certified Alliance Partners.
Service documentation
Yes
Documentation formats
PDF
End-of-contract data extraction
BOXARR does not "proprietise" any customer data. All data can be exported by the customer within 7-days from termination of contract using the BOXARR Export Wizard. Additional data export services are available from BOXARR for database dumps.
End-of-contract process
At the termination of the contract, the customer's BOXARR service will cease unless renewed.

The customer will have 7-days to export any of their data before it is irrevocably deleted.

Using the service

Web browser interface
Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
Application to install
Yes
Compatible operating systems
  • Linux or Unix
  • MacOS
  • Windows
Designed for use on mobile devices
Yes
Differences between the mobile and desktop service
BOXARR nSight 6.0 is designed to support web browsers on mobile devices. nSight dashboards can re-scale to mobile portrait/landscape formats.
Service interface
No
API
No
Customisation available
Yes
Description of customisation
BOXARR provides a "blank canvas" modelling platform. Authorised users can collaboratively create and customise their own "Object Types" (i.e. 'Types' of 'Boxes' and 'Arrows' and associated 'Data Attributes') to form a range of 'Palettes' from which users can build and adapt their DigitalTwin Models. Authorised users can also collaboratively create and customise their own 'Functions' (i.e. much like formulas in spreadsheets) - which can be applied by users to Models to perform analyses. Likewise authorised users can collaboratively create customised BOXARR nSight 'Pages' & 'Dashboards' which can be assigned to various 'User-Groups' across the enterprise (i.e. for role-based use and reporting). All user customisation is stored within "Libraries" which effectively becomes a bank of intellectual property for the users. Customers can also procure pre-built Libraries from BOXARR to quick-start a range of modelling applications.

Scaling

Independence of resources
Each BOXARR CloudSpace is an independent instance i.e. multiple customers do not share the same CloudSpace. The UKCloud upon which the BOXARR Cloud-UK operates employs a capacity planning team to ensure that connectivity usage in terms of all resources are constantly monitored and increased accordingly to demand.

Analytics

Service usage metrics
Yes
Metrics types
Usage hours are measured in order to define compliance with licensing and to support billing.
Reporting types
Reports on request

Resellers

Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Other security clearance
Government security clearance
Up to Security Clearance (SC)

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
No
Datacentre security standards
Complies with a recognised standard (for example CSA CCM version 3.0)
Penetration testing frequency
At least every 6 months
Penetration testing approach
‘IT Health Check’ performed by a CHECK service provider
Protecting data at rest
Physical access control, complying with CSA CCM v3.0
Data sanitisation process
Yes
Data sanitisation type
Explicit overwriting of storage before reallocation
Equipment disposal approach
Complying with a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v.30, CAS (Sanitisation) or ISO/IEC 27001

Data importing and exporting

Data export approach
All data can be exported from BOXARR using the "Export Wizard". There is no "proprietisation" of any customer data.
Data export formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Other data export formats
  • Images: JPEG; PNG; GIF; EMF; EPS; SWF
  • PDF
  • MS Project
Data import formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Other data import formats
  • MS Project
  • Data ingestion tools for information systems such as SAP.

Data-in-transit protection

Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
Other
Other protection between networks
Customers can choose from a range of connectivity options to BOXARR Cloud UK-X on UKCloudX, including - via IPSec or TLS VPN; Private Leased Line; MPLS; or Public Sector Networks. Connectivity to BOXARR Cloud UK-X on UKCloudX is the sole responsibility of the Customers and falls outside of the scope of this Service. Connectivity services may already be available to Customers, or may be procured via other services available on the Digital Marketplace. Please contact us for further information and advice.
Data protection within supplier network
Other
Other protection within supplier network
BOXARR Cloud UK-X operates on UKCloudX which provides dedicated CAS-T circuits between each of its sites to ensure the protection of customer data in-flight. Additionally data is encrypted within the UKCloudX platform. All data flows are also subject to UKCloudX protective monitoring service.

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
BOXARR Cloud-UK operates on UKCloudX which supports 99.95% availability.
Approach to resilience
Available upon request.
Outage reporting
All outages will be reported via the BOXARR website.  Outages are identified as 'Planned Platform Upgrade', 'Planned Platform Maintenance', 'Emergency Platform Maintenance', 'Platform Issues'.  In addition, the BOXARR Operations Team can proactively contact customers via email under Custom SLA.

Identity and authentication

User authentication needed
Yes
User authentication
Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
Customers have the option to raise a support request via telephone or email. UKCloud will always authenticate the identity of the user by validating known phone numbers and asking them for specific characters within their pre-agreed memorable word. The management interfaces are only available on the UKCloud network.
Access restriction testing frequency
At least every 6 months
Management access authentication
Username or password

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

Standards and certifications

ISO/IEC 27001 certification
Yes
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001
Lloyds Register for UKCloud
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date
08/05/2012
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover
The ISO/IEC 227001 certification only applies to UKCloud (i.e. UKCloudX) upon which the BOXARR Cloud UK-X operates. BOXARR does not carry ISO/IEC 227001 certification.
ISO 28000:2007 certification
No
CSA STAR certification
Yes
CSA STAR accreditation date
28/10/2016
CSA STAR certification level
Level 1: CSA STAR Self-Assessment
What the CSA STAR doesn’t cover
The CSA STAR certification applies to UKCloud only (i.e. UKCloudX) upon which the BOXARR Cloud UK-X operates. BOXARR does not carry CSA STAR certification.
PCI certification
No
Other security certifications
Yes
Any other security certifications
  • Cyber Essentials Plus
  • SC certified personnel.

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Yes
Security governance certified
Yes
Security governance standards
Other
Other security governance standards
BOXARR Cloud UK-X: Cyber Essential Plus (CEP-CCS-00008).

The UKCloudX upon which BOXARR Cloud UK-X operates is certified CSA STAR, ISO27001, ISO27017, ISO27018 and ISO20000.

Further details available on request.
Information security policies and processes
BOXARR is certified for Cyber Essentials Plus (CEP-CCS-00008) and operates an internal security policy.

UKCloudX upon which BOXARR Cloud UK-X operates has documented configuration and change management policies and processes, which have been implemented, maintained and assessed in accordance with the guidance from ITIL v.3 and the current ISO20000 standard.

Further details available on request.

Operational security

Configuration and change management standard
Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach
Application: BOXARR operates its configuration and change management in line with its internal best-practice policy and CyberEssentialsPlus. All patches and upgrades undergo a testing process prior to general release. Infrastructure: UKCloud operates configuration and change management in line with its protective monitoring and vulnerability processes as detailed below. Customers: customers are responsible for configuration and change management within the utility of their BOXARR platform.
Vulnerability management type
Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach
Application: BOXARR employs best practice methodologies in software development and CyberEssentiasPlus to minimise vulnerability. Assigned personnel have responsibility for regularly reviewing technical forums and specialist groups to identify/evaluate any emerging threats requiring attention. Infrastructure: UKCloud has a documented vulnerability management policy and process in accordance with ITIL v.3 and current ISO20000/ISO27001 standards guidelines. Where technically possible, real-time updates and status reports are identified and sourced from credible vendor sources, covering a significant proportion of UKCloud’s assets. For other systems and software, assigned personnel have responsibility for regularly reviewing technical forums and specialist groups to identify/evaluate any emerging threats requiring attention.
Protective monitoring type
Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach
Application: BOXARR is consistently testing for vulnerability in line with best-practice and CyberEssentialsPlus for its ongoing development. Non-critical patches are incorporated in planned releases. Critical patches are deployed in coordination with Customers. Infrastructure: UKCloud (Elevated) employs 24x7 enhanced protective monitoring services, vulnerability scanning and assessment - at minimum meeting Protective Monitoring Controls (PMC 1-12) outlined in NCSC document GPG13 (Protective Monitoring for HMG ICT Systems). Includes checks against systems events (SIEM) and network traffic analysis, including time sources, cross-boundary traffic, suspicious activities at a boundary, network connections and status of backups. Any alerts generated are logged and investigated 24x7.
Incident management type
Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach
Application: BOXARR operates incident management in accordance with Cyber Essentials Plus and its internal incident management policy. Incidents are reported to a central ticketing system which ensures that each is promptly assigned to an appropriate resource, and its progress tracked (and escalated, as required) to resolution.
Infrastructure: UKCloudX operates incident management in accordance with ITILv3 and current ISO20000/27001 standards. Incidents are reported to a central ticketing system which ensures that each is promptly assigned to an appropriate resource, and its progress tracked (and escalated, as required) to resolution.

Secure development

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

Public sector networks

Connection to public sector networks
Yes
Connected networks
  • Public Services Network (PSN)
  • Police National Network (PNN)
  • Other
Other public sector networks
  • RLI
  • Connectivity to networks is additional to this service

Pricing

Price
£30 per person per month
Discount for educational organisations
Yes
Free trial available
Yes
Description of free trial
Free Trials are available for a maximum of 30 (thirty) Days. Trials are facilitated on BOXARR Cloud Global (AWS) only.
Link to free trial
https://www.boxarr.com/request-a-demo

Service documents

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