Beckett Telecom

Circuit Collaboration

Circuit is a Unify internet collaboration overlay service supporting voice, video, messaging, and screen/file sharing. Conversation threads are created between individuals and groups using an intuitive interface available on a range of devices. It is an ideal way of bringing the benefits of collaboration to existing enterprise voice systems.

Features

  • Blends real-time communications with social, vibrant textual messaging
  • Ad-hoc or scheduled conference calls for up to 300 users
  • Supports PSTN voice calls with a dedicated user DDI number
  • Visual overview of call participants so you know who’s speaking
  • Push or pull calls between devices without interrupting the call
  • Automated presence shows a user’s ability to take a call
  • Record voice, video and screen share during a real-time conference/collaboration
  • Ultramodern codecs deliver superior voice/video over the public network
  • Conversations provide a contextual repository for all communications and attachments
  • Built-in connectors to a range of third-party applications and services

Benefits

  • Supported by Becketts a leading UK Public sector service provider
  • The service delivers high availability with built-in security
  • Automatically updated to include the latest enhancements and security updates
  • Presence accelerates communications, processes and decision-making
  • The conversational structure adds context to your communications
  • Enables remote collaborative working, reducing travel time and associated expenses
  • Service can flex up and down to meet business requirements
  • Reduced operating expenses with no large capital outlay
  • Allows the rapid deployment compared to the provision on-premise solutions.
  • Improves sustainability by reducing power consumption and on-site equipment footprint

Pricing

£0 to £20.68 per person per month

Service documents

Framework

G-Cloud 11

Service ID

3 1 0 9 8 8 8 8 3 0 7 9 6 6 4

Contact

Beckett Telecom

Mike Gooch

0118 940 9004

mike.gooch@beckett-tele.com

Service scope

Software add-on or extension
No
Cloud deployment model
Community cloud
Service constraints
Not Applicable, all system requirements are in a cloud model.
System requirements
  • Suitable browser (Chrome, IE)
  • Customer network configured for voice

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
Response times are: Priority level 1 is 1 hour, priority 2 is 2 hours and priority 3 is 24 hours.
"Priority Level 1" means Incidents where Circuit in its entirety, is not available to all of your Circuit Users.
"Priority Level 2" means Incidents where relevant parts or functionalities of Circuit, such as the search function, storage access, content sharing, etc., are not available.
"Priority Level 3" means incidents that are not assigned to priority levels 1 and 2.
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
Yes, at extra cost
Support levels
"Priority Level 1" means Incidents where Circuit in its entirety, is not available to all of your Circuit Users.
"Priority Level 2" means Incidents where relevant parts or functionalities of Circuit, such as the search function, storage access, content sharing, etc., are not available.
"Priority Level 3" means incidents that are not assigned to priority levels 1 and 2.
Support available to third parties
Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
All training material and user documentation is all online
Service documentation
Yes
Documentation formats
PDF
End-of-contract data extraction
Customer can download the existing files from the service.
End-of-contract process
At the end of the initial contract period the terms and conditions that are applicable to the contract and any amendments agreed therein specific to the relevant service provision would apply, however the supplier would provide additional support required beyond the contract term in line with the agreed prices/ rate card in place at that time, for the specific activity in question.

Using the service

Web browser interface
Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
Application to install
Yes
Compatible operating systems
  • Android
  • IOS
  • MacOS
  • Windows
Designed for use on mobile devices
Yes
Differences between the mobile and desktop service
The Circuit mobile client delivers the same functionality as a web client or the Circuit thick client
Service interface
Yes
Description of service interface
Via handset interface or via Circuit client
Accessibility standards
None or don’t know
Description of accessibility
Via the Circuit client
Accessibility testing
Assessments are done with WCAG checklists.
API
No
Customisation available
No

Scaling

Independence of resources
The service is designed as shared service and delivers the same service levels for all users at all times independent of load share

Analytics

Service usage metrics
Yes
Metrics types
Standard reports are:
Incidents
MACs
Incident Ticket Status (Open Tickets)
Tickets Closed
Reporting types
Regular reports

Resellers

Supplier type
Reseller providing extra support
Organisation whose services are being resold
Atos IT Services UK Limited

Staff security

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

Asset protection

Knowledge of data storage and processing locations
Yes
Data storage and processing locations
European Economic Area (EEA)
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 CHECK service provider
Protecting data at rest
Physical access control, complying with another standard
Data sanitisation process
Yes
Data sanitisation type
Explicit overwriting of storage before reallocation
Equipment disposal approach
In-house destruction process

Data importing and exporting

Data export approach
Customer can download the existing files from the service.
Data export formats
Other
Other data export formats
Same format they were uploaded
Data import formats
Other
Other data import formats
Format of the existing file

Data-in-transit protection

Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
Legacy SSL and TLS (under version 1.2)
Data protection within supplier network
Other
Other protection within supplier network
Username and strong password/passphrase enforcement

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
The service has a target availability of 99.9%.
Service credits are negotiated on an individual contractual basis.
Approach to resilience
The infrastructural architecture is virtualised which has been made fully resilient through its N+1 design.
2. Network trunks to the Internet are provided by multiple carriers, serviced from different point of presence hubs
3. Our Data Centre environment is fully compatible with the service levels we offer and further information can be made available upon request.
Outage reporting
The system is proactively monitored 24/7 by the Unify network operations centre. Priority 1 and 2 faults will be typically fixed remotely by the NOC.

Identity and authentication

User authentication needed
Yes
User authentication
Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
Username/password
Access restriction testing frequency
At least once a year
Management access authentication
  • Dedicated link (for example VPN)
  • 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
At least 12 months
Access to supplier activity audit information
Users contact the support team to get audit information
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
Yes
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001
Coalfire
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date
24/07/2014
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover
We are in accordance with the statement of applicability version 8 ISO27001:2013.
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
Yes
Security governance standards
ISO/IEC 27001
Information security policies and processes
Atos is accredited to ISO 27001 which covers all necessary policies and processes

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
Conforms to ITIL-V3. Configuration and change management are managed through a change control board.
Vulnerability management type
Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach
All operating system and vendor application patches are applied on a weekly basis for implementation via the change management process.

The service is tested using off the shelf security tools and internally developed scripts/tools. The testing covers all applications, operating systems, component configurations and hardware components.
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The service is penetration tested annually by external organisations approved by NCSC under their certification schemes: CREST, Tiger scheme, Cyber Scheme.

Atos uses several publicly and privately available threat sources to identify potential vulnerabilities.

All vulnerabilities identified are assessed for severity and impact and appropriate actions implemented via the change management process.
Protective monitoring type
Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach
The service is continually monitored using off-the shelf commercial tools to provide real time analysis of events triggered from all service components.

The protective monitoring controls are based on the original CESG GPG 13 and have been adapted to meet the needs of the service

Security analysts review events in real time and determine if further analysis is required.

Once an event is identified as suspicious, a second line security analysts looks to correlate the event with historical information.

Should further analysis be necessary this is escalated to a 3rd line analysts prior to triggering the incident management process.
Incident management type
Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach
The aim of the incident management process is to restore normal operation as soon as possible to minimise the impact of the incident.

The support teams will investigate and diagnose the incident and document all activities in the incident record. Additional experts will be made available to support the investigation if required,

Pre-defined processes are used to address common incidents which detail the operating procedures on how the specific incident is to be handled, the resources required, approval levels (if required), timescales, impact, outcomes and reports.

Incident reporting and incident reports are agreed as part of the engagement process.

Secure development

Approach to secure software development best practice
Supplier-defined process

Public sector networks

Connection to public sector networks
No

Pricing

Price
£0 to £20.68 per person per month
Discount for educational organisations
No
Free trial available
Yes
Description of free trial
A free unlimited version is available including:
- Up 100 users
- 3 users per conference call
- Data limit of 1GB
Link to free trial
https://www.circuit.com/register

Service documents

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