GCI Network Solutions Ltd

GCI - Teams and Direct Routing

Microsoft Teams with Direct Routing is a collaborative productivity platform. Bringing together the people, content and message tools that teams use every day. Communicate via persistent chat , voice and video calls, within the organisation and external parties. Provides online file management and document sharing.

Features

  • Microsoft Teams (O365) - Office on PCs/tablets/phones
  • Microsoft Teams (O365) - Email and calendars
  • Microsoft Teams (O365) - Document and Outlook email access
  • Microsoft Teams (O365) - Online conferencing via SfB
  • Microsoft Teams (O365) - Instant messaging and Skype connectivity
  • Microsoft Teams (O365) - File storage and sharing
  • Microsoft Teams Voice - meeting and calling experience to (PSTN)
  • Microsoft Teams (O365) - Corporate social network
  • Microsoft Teams(O365) - Voicemail integration (Unified Messaging)
  • Microsoft Teams (O365) - Teams Room video conferencing systems

Benefits

  • Monthly re-occurring O365 costs
  • Remote Teams O365 access from anywhere
  • Teams O365 Mobile apps increase productivity
  • Collaborate deeply integrated with O365
  • Evergreen service
  • Customise your workspace to include Tabs and Connectors
  • Robust security and reliability
  • Voice - extend meeting and calling experience to include (PSTN)
  • Communicate through chat, meetings and calls
  • File Management on One Drive and SharePoint Teams Sites

Pricing

£4.34 per user per month

  • Education pricing available

Service documents

Framework

G-Cloud 11

Service ID

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Contact

GCI Network Solutions Ltd

Jane Hamilton

0844 443 4433

tenders@gcicom.net

Service scope

Software add-on or extension
No
Cloud deployment model
Public cloud
Service constraints
None
System requirements
  • Designed to work with current version of Safari/Chrome/Firefox browsers
  • Designed to work with latest version of Microsoft Edge browser
  • Designed to work with Internet Explorer 11
  • Any mobile browser supported by Microsoft may be used
  • Requires Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8
  • Deployed Exchange Online and SharePoint Online
  • Deployed synchronize identities to Azure Active Directory
  • Ensure current environment is ready for the Service

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
P1 - Within 30 mins (24x7)
P2 - Within 1 hour (24x7)
P3 - Within 3 hour (Operating Hours)
P4 - Within 4 hour (Operating Hours)
P5 - Within 8 hour (Operating Hours)
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
No
Onsite support
Yes, at extra cost
Support levels
ITIL-based 24/7 support desk with structured incident, problem and change management. Full support details available upon request. Support is included in the per user per month pricing.
Support available to third parties
Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
The FastTrack service from Microsoft includes scenarios which help users adopt new, more productive ways of working. See http://fasttrack.microsoft.com/
Service documentation
Yes
Documentation formats
PDF
End-of-contract data extraction
Please see https://products.office.com/en-us/business/office-365-online-data-portability
End-of-contract process
Upon expiration or termination of your Office 365 subscription or contract, Microsoft will provide you, by default, additional limited access for 90 days to export your data. As part of our Online Service Terms we specify that the customer owns its data. Microsoft acts as Data Processor. For more see http://trustoffice365.com/

Using the service

Web browser interface
Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
Application to install
Yes
Compatible operating systems
  • Android
  • IOS
  • Linux or Unix
  • MacOS
  • Windows
  • Windows Phone
Designed for use on mobile devices
Yes
Differences between the mobile and desktop service
The service is optimised for mobile, desktop and tablet use and there are differences. Core functionality is available across all platforms. See https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Office-Online-browser-support-AD1303E0-A318-47AA-B409-D3A5EB44E452
Service interface
Yes
Description of service interface
365 Admin Portal
WER Call Routing and Number Management Portal
Accessibility standards
None or don’t know
Description of accessibility
With the admin portal account you can access the admin center to manage your business: add users, manage your subscription, reset passwords, and more.
With the WER Portal number management, porting, reporting is .
Accessibility testing
None
API
Yes
What users can and can't do using the API
The full API details are avilable online at dev.office.com
API documentation
Yes
API documentation formats
HTML
API sandbox or test environment
Yes
Customisation available
Yes
Description of customisation
Please see https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/dn788774.aspx

Scaling

Independence of resources
Please see http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54249

Analytics

Service usage metrics
Yes
Metrics types
Please see the Business admins section found here https://support.office.com/en-gb
Reporting types
  • API access
  • Real-time dashboards

Resellers

Supplier type
Reseller providing extra features and support
Organisation whose services are being resold
Microsoft

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Other security clearance
Government security clearance
Up to Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)

Asset protection

Knowledge of data storage and processing locations
Yes
Data storage and processing locations
  • United Kingdom
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • EU-US Privacy Shield agreement locations
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 once a year
Penetration testing approach
‘IT Health Check’ performed by a Tigerscheme qualified provider or a CREST-approved service provider
Protecting data at rest
  • Physical access control, complying with CSA CCM v3.0
  • Physical access control, complying with SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
  • Encryption of all physical media
  • Other
Other data at rest protection approach
For data at rest, Office 365 deploys BitLocker with AES 256-bit encryption on servers that hold all messaging data, including email and IM conversations, as well as content stored in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. BitLocker volume encryption addresses the threats of data theft or exposure from lost, stolen, or inappropriately decommissioned computers and disks. Your organization’s files are distributed across multiple Azure Storage containers, each with separate credentials, rather than storing them in a single database.
Data sanitisation process
Yes
Data sanitisation type
Deleted data can’t be directly accessed
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
Please see https://products.office.com/en-us/business/office-365-online-data-portability
Data export formats
  • CSV
  • ODF
  • Other
Other data export formats
See https://products.office.com/en-us/business/office-365-online-data-portability
Data import formats
  • CSV
  • ODF
  • Other
Other data import formats
Please see http://fasttrack.microsoft.com/office/onboard/50

Data-in-transit protection

Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • Legacy SSL and TLS (under version 1.2)
  • Other
Other protection between networks
For data in transit, all customer-facing servers negotiate a secure session by using TLS/SSL with client machines to secure the customer data. This applies to protocols on any device used by clients, such as Skype for Business Online, Outlook, and Outlook on the web. See also http://aka.ms/Office365CE
Data protection within supplier network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • Legacy SSL and TLS (under version 1.2)
  • Other
Other protection within supplier network
Please see http://aka.ms/Office365TI and http://aka.ms/Office365CE

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
http://www.microsoftvolumelicensing.com/Downloader.aspx?DocumentId=11675
Approach to resilience
Please see http://aka.ms/Office365DR
Outage reporting
Office 365 reports outages via the service status portal https://portal.office.com/servicestatus/servicestatus.aspx, Alert or Mobile Application

Identity and authentication

User authentication needed
Yes
User authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)
  • Username or password
  • Other
Other user authentication
Modern authentication Modern authentication brings Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL)-based sign-in to Office client apps across platforms, enabling sign-in features such as Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), SAML-based third-party identity providers with Office client applications, and smart card and certificate-based authentication.

Cloud identity authentication - Users with cloud identities are authenticated using traditional challenge/response.

Federated identity authentication - Users with federated identities are authenticated using Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 or other Security Token Services.

MFA for Office 365 - users are required to acknowledge a phone call, text, or an app notification on their smartphone after correctly entering their password.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office-365-user-account-management.aspx
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
Office 365 comes with a set of administrator roles that you can assign to users in your organization. Each admin role maps to common business functions, and gives those people permissions to do specific tasks the Office 365 admin centre.

https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/About-Office-365-admin-roles-da585eea-f576-4f55-a1e0-87090b6aaa9d?ui=en-US&rs=en-GB&ad=GB

https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/Assign-admin-roles-in-Office-365-eac4d046-1afd-4f1a-85fc-8219c79e1504?ui=en-US&rs=en-GB&ad=GB
Access restriction testing frequency
At least once a year
Management access authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Limited access network (for example PSN)
  • 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
Between 6 months and 12 months
Access to supplier activity audit information
Users receive audit information on a regular basis
How long supplier audit data is stored for
Between 6 months and 12 months
How long system logs are stored for
Between 6 months and 12 months

Standards and certifications

ISO/IEC 27001 certification
Yes
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001
URS
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date
1/2013
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover
Anything outside design, procurement, service transition and service delivery of full IT support, cloud security, compliance and network infrastructure solutions.
ISO 28000:2007 certification
No
CSA STAR certification
No
PCI certification
Yes
Who accredited the PCI DSS certification
NCC Group
PCI DSS accreditation date
05/2018
What the PCI DSS doesn’t cover
Platforms that do not handle card holder data are not covered.
Other security certifications
No

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Yes
Security governance certified
Yes
Security governance standards
  • ISO/IEC 27001
  • Other
Other security governance standards
FISMA/FedRamp, EU Model Clauses, HIPAA/HITECH, ISB 1596, ISO 27018, SASE16 SOC1 & SOC 2
Information security policies and processes
The Microsoft Cloud Security Policy is available via the Service Trust Platform aka.ms/stp.

GCI follows the procedures laid down by ISO27001 and PCI DSS. Policies are followed through inductions, training and internal/external audits.

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
Office 365 has developed formal standard operating procedures (SOPs) governing the change management process. These SOPs cover both software development and hardware change and release management, and are consistent with established regulatory guidelines including ISO 27001, SOC 1/SOC 2, NIST 800-53, and others.
Microsoft also uses Operational Security Assurance (OSA), a framework that incorporates the knowledge gained through a variety of capabilities that are unique to Microsoft. OSA combines this knowledge with the experience of running hundreds of thousands of servers in datacenters around the world.
Vulnerability management type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Vulnerability management approach
In support of the Information Security Policy, Office 365 runs multiple layers of antivirus software to ensure protection from common malicious software. Servers within the Office 365 environment run anti-virus software that scans files uploaded and downloaded from the service for viruses or other malware. Additionally, all mails coming into the service run through the Exchange Online Protection engine, which uses multiple antivirus and antispam engines to capture known and new threats against the system. Microsoft has its own Security Response Center (MSRC) that also supplies information to all our customers covering the whole range Microsoft products.
Protective monitoring type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Protective monitoring approach
Office 365 employs sophisticated software-defined service instrumentation and monitoring that integrates at the component or server level, the datacenter edge, our network backbone, Internet exchange sites, and at the real or simulated user level, providing visibility when a service disruption is occurring and pinpointing its cause.

Proactive monitoring continuously measures the performance of key subsystems of the Office 365 services platform against the established boundaries for acceptable service performance and availability. When a threshold is reached or an irregular event occurs, the monitoring system generates warnings so that operations staff can address the threshold or event.
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
Please see http://aka.ms/Office365SIM

Secure development

Approach to secure software development best practice
Independent review of processes (for example CESG CPA Build Standard, ISO/IEC 27034, ISO/IEC 27001 or CSA CCM v3.0)

Public sector networks

Connection to public sector networks
No

Pricing

Price
£4.34 per user per month
Discount for educational organisations
Yes
Free trial available
No

Service documents

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