Adare SEC Ltd

Hybrid Mail

Hybrid Mail enables letters that would normally be printed via local desktop or office printers to instead be sent to Adare SEC for production and mailing.


  • Reduced resource required
  • Adherence to brand guidelines
  • Transmission to Adare SEC is securely automated
  • Adare SEC utilises 'white paper' output
  • Adare Post sorts all mailstreams varied by client in one
  • Audit trail, all 'sent mail' is logged


  • Time and resource released for reallocation with the business
  • Adherence to brand guidelines
  • Secure
  • Audit trail


£0.44 per unit

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G-Cloud 11

Service ID

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Adare SEC Ltd

Carl Lewis


Service scope

Service scope
Software add-on or extension No
Cloud deployment model Hybrid cloud
Service constraints None
System requirements
  • Standard PC requirement
  • Minimum 2Gb RAM

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Email or online ticketing
Support response times 24 hours
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 No
Support levels Support levels can be tailored to meet customer requirements.
Support available to third parties No

Onboarding and offboarding

Onboarding and offboarding
Getting started Onsite training, online training and user documentation are all available.
Service documentation Yes
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
End-of-contract data extraction This is agreed from an off-boarding meeting and is bespoke to the customer needs.
End-of-contract process All off-boarding is inclusive in the running costs.

Using the service

Using the service
Web browser interface Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
  • Opera
Application to install No
Designed for use on mobile devices No
Service interface No
Customisation available Yes
Description of customisation All elements are customisable and can be scoped during a project planning meeting.


Independence of resources This is written into our service level agreement.


Service usage metrics Yes
Metrics types Real time reporting via a NAV system.
Reporting types Real-time dashboards


Supplier type Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance Up to Security Clearance (SC)

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 No
Datacentre security standards Supplier-defined controls
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 another standard
Data sanitisation process No
Equipment disposal approach A third-party destruction service

Data importing and exporting

Data importing and exporting
Data export approach Users can download the finished communication and store as a PDF. User access to the portal allows a view of the communication. Data storage is agreed with the customer at an agreed meeting.
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 IPsec or TLS VPN gateway
Data protection within supplier network IPsec or TLS VPN gateway

Availability and resilience

Availability and resilience
Guaranteed availability Mutually agreed service Level Agreements (SLAs) will be agreed by both parties as a schedule to the contract to detail responsibilities of both customers and Adare. The SLA schedule will provide an overview of the services that are required under the contract in order to meet customer business objectives.
The Adare team view the SLA as a working document where amendments and improvements can be made, if necessary, and use it to facilitate communication, enabling all parties to be aware of any issues or potential issues that may arise. The SLA is not only intended to drive day-to-day operational excellence by everyone within our business, but also to identify any areas of risk in the process. This allows Adare to work with clients to implement corrective action, to improve service delivery. We agree timelines to address any potential issues with key stakeholders and agree escalation routes for both organisations, should issues not be resolved to the relevant stakeholders’ satisfaction.
Approach to resilience Adare is accredited to ISO22301 Business Continuity standards.
Outage reporting API and email alerts are available for outages.

Identity and authentication

Identity and authentication
User authentication needed Yes
User authentication 2-factor authentication
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels Adare uses dedicated username and password systems with 2 part authenication.
Access restriction testing frequency At least once a year
Management access authentication 2-factor authentication

Audit information for users

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

Standards and certifications

Standards and certifications
ISO/IEC 27001 certification Yes
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001 BSi
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date 16/02/2018
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover PCI
ISO 28000:2007 certification No
CSA STAR certification No
PCI certification Yes
Who accredited the PCI DSS certification Adsigo
PCI DSS accreditation date 24/03/2018
What the PCI DSS doesn’t cover ISO27001
Other security certifications No

Security governance

Security governance
Named board-level person responsible for service security Yes
Security governance certified Yes
Security governance standards ISO/IEC 27001
Information security policies and processes ISO27001 and Cyber Essentials Plus are in place.

Operational security

Operational security
Configuration and change management standard Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach For Major changes, the process is managed by an Adare Project Manager. Adare’s Project Management team are trained and work to the Adare project process, which follows the PRINCE2 method, and includes the control and management of the change request process.
The Project Manager appointed to the customer account will oversee and manage through the day-to-day changes and projects that arise, as communicated by the onsite Account Managers. They will identify the activities that need to occur in order to ensure a swift and seamless change, whilst maintaining business as usual service for ongoing mailing activity.
Vulnerability management type Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach The NAV system is used to track every application through each phase of production, using a Status reference, through to despatch into the mail service and key activities, including the quality controls completed and the actual despatch date, are recorded in the system. This then provides access to performance data from every single production order completed that feeds into the management information reporting.
Any service exceptions are recorded in the ‘Opportunities for Improvement’ section of the MI reports where the root cause of service exceptions is documented together with the corrective actions put in place to prevent re-occurrence in future.
Protective monitoring type Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach The data used to measure delivery performance comes straight from Adare’s internal production workflow tool Microsoft NAV ERP management system.
Incident management type Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach Adare has pre-defined processes for common events

Secure development

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

Public sector networks
Connection to public sector networks No


Price £0.44 per unit
Discount for educational organisations No
Free trial available No

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