Workspace ONE Secure Hosted Private Cloud Official Unified Endpoint Management Platform FLEX

FLEX, A fully managed Nine23 owned infrastructure enterprise mobility management platform Accredited(NCSC/GPG) to OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE-SECRET ready to onboard mobile, tablet, and laptop devices from any operating system including iOS, Android, and Windows10. Encompassing the entire management/audit requirements from MDM, App Store, Content Management, secure endpoint hosting, performance, DR and SIEM reporting.


  • Secure scaleable Nine23 owned UK hosted managed platform Accredited OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE-SECRET
  • Walled garden boundary protection NCSC Secure by default PSN/HSCN/RLI
  • Secure remote access to sensitive corporate data using always-on VPN
  • NCSC Cloud security principles in fully managed scaleable IaaS/PaaS/public/hybrid environments
  • NCSC secure End User Device Guidance profiles UEM/MDM/EMM enterprise mobility
  • Complete secure turnkey solution for managing secure endpoints at Official-Senstive
  • Management/Service reporting provided on platform usage and performance
  • AV, Patching, Monitoring, Base OS Management, security monitoring, DR management
  • Built-in scaling cloud hosting requirements VMWare cloud architecture Android/Apple/Linux/Windows
  • Secure connection government networks & accessible to internet capability GSI/HSCN/PSN/PND


  • Native mobile experience for end-users from fully accredited cloud infrastructure
  • Complete end-to-end secure managed solution set-up and in service quickly
  • Connect mobiles to secure services on HSCN/PSN/PND via one platform
  • Complete end-to-end secure managed solution set-up and in service quickly
  • Secure PSN Code of service/code of connection accredited gateway provider
  • Fully Managed secure official-sensitive service NCSC Cloud Security Principles
  • Secure-container App Secure-messaging Secure-calls Secure-endpoint secure-cloud Remote Device-wipe
  • Secure your estate of mobile devices with innovative MDM/EMM/UEM solution
  • Secure remote access to enable the remote worker connectivity PSN/HSCN/PND
  • Samsung-Knox iOS Windows 10 & Android deployments Secure containerisation


£1,500 an instance a month

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Service ID

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Nine23 Stuart McKean
Telephone: +44 (0) 23 8202 0300

Service scope

Service constraints
No service contraints yet identified.
System requirements
  • System outline will be discussed with client
  • No pre-conditions or extra licences required outside the service

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
Within one hour
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
Phone support
Phone support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support
Onsite support
Onsite support
Support levels
We provide a standardised SLA for clients to ensure the service is understood by you, and is sufficiently supported by our engineers. You will be able to interact directly with engineers who know your account and can deal with issues directly without having to first negotiate an unskilled Helpdesk.
Support available to third parties

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
Clients can follow documentation on how to initiate and start receiving our services. This can be augmented with training onsite, or delivered remotely. We deliver a standardised service, honed during deliveries to existing public sector clients, meaning a low risk and swift deployment without unexpected consultancy costs.
Service documentation
Documentation formats
End-of-contract data extraction
Client will provide secure physical media to Nine23, which will then be populated with the specified client data and returned to the client.
End-of-contract process
The client will have been given the data they need to keep for archive or transition purposes. Any managed devices are taken off management which will wipe enterprise and managed data from the devices. The client is then free to undertake any disposal requirements that may be stipulated under IS5. Hosted areas are then made inaccessible to the internet and deleted. This is all provided without cost to the client. Any additional services will be charged based on the day rates on our SFIA rate card.

Using the service

Web browser interface
Command line interface


Scaling available
Scaling type
  • Automatic
  • Manual
Independence of resources
Technical separation of resources to client areas is achieved at virtualisation level so that one client is not competing for the same resources as another; client areas are independent private clouds so processing is not shared. Our ITIL aligned service processes have defined scaling markers to ensure the service team is not short-staffed.
Usage notifications
Usage reporting


Infrastructure or application metrics
Metrics types
  • CPU
  • Disk
  • HTTP request and response status
  • Memory
  • Network
  • Number of active instances
  • Other
Other metrics
GPG13 compliant reports
Reporting types
Regular reports


Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

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

Asset protection

Knowledge of data storage and processing locations
Data storage and processing locations
United Kingdom
User control over data storage and processing locations
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 CHECK service provider
Protecting data at rest
Physical access control, complying with CSA CCM v3.0
Data sanitisation process
Data sanitisation type
Explicit overwriting of storage before reallocation
Equipment disposal approach
In-house destruction process

Backup and recovery

Backup and recovery
What’s backed up
  • Virtual Machines
  • Configurations of machines, firewalls and applications dependent on VSS compliance
  • Profiles
Backup controls
Standard back ups are taken for client data and platforms. Additional requirements are discussed at the outset of the service so that more frequent, or longer archiving of backups can take place, which may be required for the client accreditation.
Datacentre setup
  • Multiple datacentres with disaster recovery
  • Multiple datacentres
  • Single datacentre with multiple copies
Scheduling backups
Supplier controls the whole backup schedule
Backup recovery
Users contact the support team

Data-in-transit protection

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

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
We provide SLAs to each client outlining the expected availability of each service. Unplanned outages that lead to decreased availability from the levels set out in the SLAs lead to credits on those services during the next period.
Approach to resilience
Architectural resiliency is designed into the hosted environment and is backed by the Tier 3+ UK Data Centre. Details can be given to clients upon request.
Outage reporting
Email alerts to nominated client representatives, with quantitative and qualitative detail.

Identity and authentication

User authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Public key authentication (including by TLS client certificate)
  • Dedicated link (for example VPN)
  • Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
We restrict mangement interface access to known personnel on known devices that are authenticated with 2FA and connect via vpn to secured management hosts with limited permissions.
Access restriction testing frequency
At least once a year
Management access authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Public key authentication (including by TLS client certificate)
  • Dedicated link (for example VPN)
  • Username or password
Devices users manage the service through
  • Dedicated device on a segregated network (providers own provision)
  • Dedicated device on a government network (for example PSN)
  • Dedicated device over multiple services or networks

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
Between 1 month and 6 months
Access to supplier activity audit information
Users receive audit information on a regular basis
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
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover
14.1.1 Information security requirements analysis and specification
14.1.2 Securing applications services on public networks
14.1.3 Protecting application services transactions
14.2.1 Secure development policy
14.2.6 Secure development environment
14.2.7 Outsourced development
14.3.1 Protection of Test Data
16.1.7 Collection of evidence
ISO 28000:2007 certification
CSA STAR certification
PCI certification
Other security certifications
Any other security certifications
  • Government Ministries' accreditations at OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE (available on request)
  • Cyber Essentials Plus
  • 14 Cloud Security Principles
  • NPPV3 Vetting
  • NHS DSP IG Toolkit - Passed
  • NCSC Secure Communications Principles
  • SC Clearances for all Engineering, Project Helpdesk staff

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Security governance certified
Security governance standards
  • ISO/IEC 27001
  • Other
Other security governance standards
Independently tested and accredited by existing government clients. References available on request.

Cyber Essentials Plus
Information security policies and processes
We apply Cyber Essentials Plus, NCSC and industry best practice to ensure 14 Cloud Security Principles are applied during design, deployment, operation, and decommission. We provide IS1&2 compliant RMADS and maintain our own Security Management Plan which is integral to our ISO9001, 27001, 20000 accreditation, which is independently audited every year.

Operational security

Configuration and change management standard
Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach
Services are configured and documented for reference. Changes are initiated with internal or external requests that start a Change Acceptance Process, during which the business imperative, security risks, user impact, and costs are considered. A lightweight process is adopted for agility of service, but If necessary, a full security impact assessment is undertaken and when the requisite authorisations are received, the change is effected and documentation updated.
Vulnerability management type
Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach
We subscribe to a number of vulnerability and threat monitoring agencies including the NCSC threat newsletter. A baseline patching process is maintained monthly for all services, and emergency responses to critical threats are evaluated and actioned appropriately.
Protective monitoring type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Protective monitoring approach
Our protective monitoring tools examine SIEM data from our platform and client areas, including GPG13 compliant reporting. Incidents are responded to appropriately based on the severity of the event.
Incident management type
Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach
Our SyOPs and Security Management Plan outline procedures for incident management and reporting. Our SMP is ISO27k controls and verified by a CCP qualified IA lead.

Secure development

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

Separation between users

Virtualisation technology used to keep applications and users sharing the same infrastructure apart
Who implements virtualisation
Virtualisation technologies used
How shared infrastructure is kept separate
Each client instance is separated at the virtualisation layer to private cloud instances, which are further segregated by multiple separation technologies including CPA firewalls and walled garden architectural patterns.

Energy efficiency

Energy-efficient datacentres
Description of energy efficient datacentres
UKFast were the first UK hosting company to achieve PAS2060 Carbon Neutral standard, enabling us to offer 100% carbon neutral solutions. Our data centres achieve a PUE of <1.3 at full design load. This means that when the data centre is fully occupied, for every 1.3KW of power input into the data centre, 1KW is delivered to the IT equipment. As a data centre operator with a low PUE we reduce our running costs with efficient technologies, that use less power. We pass these cost savings on to our customers. As part of our commitment to energy efficiency, UKFast are certified to the environmental standards of ISO 14001:2015. UKFast has a voluntary Climate Change Agreements (CCA) which a agreement is made with the Environment Agency to reduce energy use and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Although UKFast are not members of the EU code of conduct for data centres, they do adhere to the requirements of the code of conduct.


£1,500 an instance a month
Discount for educational organisations
Free trial available

Service documents

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