Boomerang I-Comms Ltd

Boomerang Triage

Engage customers and stakeholders with a SMS and IVR engagement tool. Utilise a dynamic decision tree ensuring relevance and interest including the ability for data look up, security and identification for such things as surveys, helpdesk, inbound reporting, call-backs and much more. Complementary with Boommail and other Boomerang products.

Features

  • Customer activated SMS triage
  • Reports generated and sent automatically to specific email address

Benefits

  • Reduction of contact centre manning
  • Speedy resolutions
  • Greater customer satisfaction

Pricing

£0.027 to £0.07 per transaction per minute

Service documents

Framework

G-Cloud 11

Service ID

2 3 3 1 7 4 3 8 7 7 3 4 6 1 6

Contact

Boomerang I-Comms Ltd

Peter Tanner

+44 207 224 5555

peter.tanner@boomcomms.com

Service scope

Software add-on or extension
Yes, but can also be used as a standalone service
What software services is the service an extension to
Boommail
Cloud deployment model
Public cloud
Service constraints
No constraints
System requirements
No specific requirements

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
Within an hour
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
No
Phone support
Yes
Phone support availability
24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support
No
Onsite support
Onsite support
Support levels
Standard - 9AM - 5PM Monday - Friday or Premium 24/7/365 email or telephone support.
Account manager is available for large accounts.
Support available to third parties
Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
On site training, downloadable brochures and extensive help features inbuilt in User Interface.
Service documentation
Yes
Documentation formats
PDF
End-of-contract data extraction
The users' data remains their property throughout. At the termination of the contract, data can be extracted by the user in csv file format.
End-of-contract process
Included within the price of the contract is a simple turning off of the service.

Using the service

Web browser interface
Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
  • Opera
Application to install
No
Designed for use on mobile devices
Yes
Differences between the mobile and desktop service
No difference
Service interface
No
API
No
Customisation available
Yes
Description of customisation
Customisation options are as follows: - On-premises: Host the services within a local environment - Social hours: Control the times between which messages are sent / not sent - Exclusive numbers: Messages are sent from a number range unique to the customer - Message validity: Control the expiry period of an outbound message - Secure data: Choose to overwrite (hash) the message content and communication address for a message transaction - Set specific configurations for each communication channel: 1. Voice - Intro and exit messages, divert number and message 2. Email - From Id, Subject, signatures, logos and HTML customisation 3. SMS - Alpha or numeric originating Ids Service configuration options are either set via the user interface,

Scaling

Independence of resources
The hardware supporting the Services is provisioned with resources that are managed by VMware to automatically spread resources across the Cloud as and where required. From the infrastructure perspective, VMware Cloud Design allows the platform to scale without downtime or performance degradation linearly. Cloud instances have been configured to use an auto-scale set of resource limits, within which Boomerang can utilize and grow out as demand is increased.

Analytics

Service usage metrics
Yes
Metrics types
Transactional message data consisting of date/time sent, transaction Id, communication channel, originating address, destination address, message content delivery status, ticket type, ticket status, number of replies, Reply content. Full listing of all subscriber replies.
Reporting types
  • API access
  • Real-time dashboards
  • Regular reports

Resellers

Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Other security clearance
Government security clearance
Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

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
Complies with a recognised standard (for example CSA CCM version 3.0)
Penetration testing frequency
At least every 6 months
Penetration testing approach
In-house
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
Data can be exported in csv format
Data export formats
CSV
Data import formats
CSV

Data-in-transit protection

Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
TLS (version 1.2 or above)
Data protection within supplier network
TLS (version 1.2 or above)

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
99.5%
Approach to resilience
The platform has been designed and built to achieve 5x9 service availability. VMware provides full hardware fault tolerance along with multi-site failover in the event of a Data Centre outage or network issue. Failover between data centres can be achieved within minutes to help minimize the impact of a site isolate disaster. In the event of an issue at the application level, we are able to roll back cluster instances in real time via SNAP shot that are maintained via our SAN architecture. Node failure does not impact the production platform as VMware fences the node and ejects this from the running cluster without service impact. Version 5 is currently used with ‘DRS Configuration’ post failover, along with the VMware Fault Tolerance module All Services are replicated between sites, both memory and disk blocks are replicated in real time via VMware & SAN to SAN Replication. As such, when implementing a site failover, both memory and data is captured and replicated, thus removing any transition loss.
Outage reporting
Outages are very unlikely to occur as the system has built in resilience from its fail-over composition, but in the exceptionally unlikely event of an outage, cliets are alerted by dashboard or direct email.

Identity and authentication

User authentication needed
Yes
User authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
Hierarchical administration allows access at required levels and restricts permissions to users.
Access restriction testing frequency
At least every 6 months
Management access authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Username or password

Audit information for users

Access to user activity audit information
Users have access to real-time audit information
How long user audit data is stored for
User-defined
Access to supplier activity audit information
Users receive audit information on a regular basis
How long supplier audit data is stored for
At least 12 months
How long system logs are stored for
At least 12 months

Standards and certifications

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

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Yes
Security governance certified
No
Security governance approach
The organisation currently complies with a range of the requirements, policies and controls that maps to ISO 27001:2013. Our practices will also ensure compliance with the information security and privacy elements expressed in the EU General Data Protection Regulations. The following ISO 27001: 2013 focused tools, policies and frameworks are either in place or in the process of being implemented - An information security management system (ISMS) consisting of detailed policy controls in line with ISO27002 - Regular management reviews - Risk management methodology - Regular staff training - Performance evaluation and audits with corrective actions
Information security policies and processes
Our policies and controls in line with ISO 27002 to address risks and requirements in the areas of: o Asset management o Access control o Cryptography o Physical and environmental security o Operations security o Communications security o System acquisition, development and maintenance o Supplier selection and management in life, including a robust segmented approach to supplier work based on the information assets the suppliers have access to in line with the risk assessment o Information security incident management (including readiness for EU GDPR) o Information security for business continuity planning and disaster recovery o Other compliance in line with applicable legislation, privacy and protection of personally identifiable information Performance evaluation takes place at regular intervals including reviews of policies, management reviews, audits as well as processes. An Improvement Track is used to manage instances of non-conformance and corrective actions. Additional capability already invested in includes processes and tools for managing specific aspects of EU GDPR such as subject access requests (SAR). In addition, the organisation has invested in capability for undertaking privacy impact assessments (PIA) and working in line with both EU GDPR and ISO 27001:2013 for information security in projects.

Operational security

Configuration and change management standard
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Configuration and change management approach
All service assets are recorded, tracked and updated via an inventory. Assets have a designated owner who is responsible for ensuring that assets are classified correctly, up to date and reviewed periodically, to safeguard access and accurate security classification. The asset owner is also responsible for ensuring that assets are securely returned disposed of or de-commissioned. Changes to any assets are recorded. A formal approval process is used for change requests (including risk assessment) and requisite testing is carried out across separate environments (Development, UAT) before release to production. A controlled process is also in place for emergency changes.
Vulnerability management type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Vulnerability management approach
External tools are used regularly to check for vulnerabilities across the estate; primarily Vulnerability Management scans and web application scans to verify that the application code is secure to DDS standards. Vulnerabilities are also identified and notified at a cloud and server management level (VMware, Plesk and CPanel). Patches are applied automatically to address specific vulnerabilities. It is also responsibility of the TISO to keep up to date with the latest information regarding technical vulnerabilities.
Protective monitoring type
Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach
Intrusion detection and intrusion prevention software is used to monitor network traffic to identify any potential compromise (surges in traffic from single sources, irregular traffic etc). Potential compromises are dealt with by isolating the affected environment and inspecting logs to assess the threat. Affected stakeholders are notified and root cause analysis carried out and mitigation plan developed. Real time monitoring takes place with immediate response for suspicious alerts. Abnormal patterns that may not trigger alerts are identified using dashboards or similar reporting tools. Common threats such as brute force attempts, automated FW reconfiguration is in place blocking traffic.
Incident management type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example, CSA CCM v3.0 or ISO/IEC 27035:2011 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Incident management approach
Customers, staff and other stakeholders can report incidents through standard channels such as email and telephone. All incidents are recorded, assigned priority level and tracked through to completion, with the lessons learned feeding into other processes such as problem management. A dedicated process is followed for P1 Incidents to ensure stakeholders are pro-actively notified of the event and of the root cause. Our processes are ready for EU GDPR as well to ensure we can report and manage in those formats. We have reporting around incidents, events and weaknesses as well as links into the broader ISMS into the BCP.

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
Other
Other public sector networks
MODNet

Pricing

Price
£0.027 to £0.07 per transaction per minute
Discount for educational organisations
Yes
Free trial available
Yes
Description of free trial
The full scope of the product range is available as a free trial, on request.
Link to free trial
Www.boomerangmessaging.com/trial

Service documents

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