Arcus Global Limited

Arcus AWS Management Portal

The Arcus AWS management portal provides a centralised view of your AWS accounts. It lets you quickly see account spend, set email alerts and report on usage. It enables you to buy AWS services in GBP using invoices, rather than a credit card.

Features

  • Automated spend threshold notifications via email
  • Visibility and transparency over all AWS spend
  • Consolidated invoices
  • Pre-pay for services
  • Suitable for non-technical users
  • Set budgets for each account
  • Easily export to Excel

Benefits

  • Notifications can help you to avoid over-spending
  • Track spend across multiple accounts
  • Avoid credit card usage & simplify payment
  • Simplify management of grant and project funding
  • Simple, graphical reporting and alerting
  • Decentralise budgetary responsibility but maintain an overview
  • Enable further analysis

Pricing

£0 a unit a month

Service documents

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Framework

G-Cloud 12

Service ID

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Contact

Arcus Global Limited Karen Humphreys
Telephone: +44 (0)1223 911841
Email: gcloud@arcusglobal.com

Service scope

Software add-on or extension
Yes
What software services is the service an extension to
The Arcus AWS portal is valuable for anyone using, or looking to use, AWS services. It allows you to centralise your AWS billing for all AWS services and provides oversight for your chosen users on all or part of your AWS spend.
Cloud deployment model
Public cloud
Service constraints
The Arcus AWS Management portal is provided as a value add service for our AWS resale capabilities.

The portal is designed to provide a simple, clean management interface to users who need to see where AWS services and costs are being accrued.

The portal is designed to be as resilient as possible and uses highly available AWS services.

There is no set schedule for feature roll out, and we are always keen to hear our customers thoughts on what might be useful to them - and incorporate them in our roadmap.
System requirements
  • Arcus software, accessed via computer with an internet connection
  • Transfer account resale to Arcus to take advantage of service
  • Supported by range of internet browser access/capability on device

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
Initial response is based on the priority of the request:
Critical: 10 minutes
High: 30 minutes
Medium: 30 minutes
Low: 1 day
Working hours in each case.
Further details on response and resolution times are provided in the Service Definition for our Arcus AWS Managed Support Service
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
No
Support levels
Support is available between 09:00-17:00 on UK business days via telephone and email but, as this is a free service, we do not provide an SLA.
Support available to third parties
Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
Arcus have a simple process to onboard AWS accounts into our organisation (becoming your reseller is a mandatory step). You can then use our management portal free of charge. The cost and billing data is automatically consumed once the account is created and users can see details in the portal.
Service documentation
No
End-of-contract data extraction
Users can download their cost/billing data directly from the application
End-of-contract process
Upon receiving notification of termination of contract your account will be closed and all service provision will cease. Your Arcus data will be available for 30 days from the date of termination and can be exported from the Arcus system in standard CSV files by the customer using standard data management tools. The data can be securely downloaded and, if necessary, Arcus can perform intermediary services to extract the data in a specific CSV format at an additional cost (which will vary according to the volume and complexity of the data itself).

Using the service

Web browser interface
Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
  • Opera
Application to install
No
Designed for use on mobile devices
Yes
Differences between the mobile and desktop service
The portal is mobile ready using responsive design methods
Service interface
No
API
No
Customisation available
No

Scaling

Independence of resources
The Arcus AWS Management Portal is powered by scalable and serverless technologies that ensure consistent performance irrespective of demand

Analytics

Service usage metrics
No

Resellers

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
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
Another external penetration testing organisation
Protecting data at rest
  • Physical access control, complying with SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
  • Other
Other data at rest protection approach
AWS are compliant with a number of standards which require protection of data at rest (ISO 27001/27018
SSAE 16/ISAE 3402 SOC-1
SOC 2
SOC 3
PCI-DSS
TRUSTe Certified Privacy Seal
CSA STAR)"
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
Users can download their cost/billing data directly from the application
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)
  • Other
Other protection between networks
Standard HTTPS TLS/SSL encryption is used for data in transit protection.
Data protection within supplier network
TLS (version 1.2 or above)

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
This Arcus solution is built on AWS technology using highly available services. The service level aims to achieve 99.995% uptime. Response times are published: https://status.aws.amazon.com.
Approach to resilience
The service is built around highly available managed platform and serverless technologies that inherently remove single points of failure. The key services operate region wide (multiple AZ's in use) and therefore maintain high operational reliability and redundancy.
Outage reporting
This Arcus solution is built on AWS technology using highly available services. The service level aims to achieve 99.995% uptime. Response times are published: https://status.aws.amazon.com.

Identity and authentication

User authentication needed
Yes
User authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Username or password
  • Other
Other user authentication
Valid email is required which becomes the unique username, and a password reset email is sent to this address. This ensures that the email address is valid. User is then required to set a new password with a definable structure complexity - for example uppercase / lowercase plus a number and special character.
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
Account administrators can be defined within the system. These Administrator users can then manage other users who have permissions to see the account billing information. Standard users do not have access to administrative functions.
Access restriction testing frequency
At least once a year
Management access authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Username or password
  • Other
Description of management access authentication
All users are required to have a username and password to access the system with the option of adding 2 factor (token based) authentication as required. Password complexity and expiry can be configured by the customer to ensure appropriate controls are in place.

Audit information for users

Access to user activity audit information
No audit information available
Access to supplier activity audit information
No audit information available
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
Socotec
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date
19/10/2015
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover
N/A
ISO 28000:2007 certification
No
CSA STAR certification
Yes
CSA STAR accreditation date
14/03/2017
CSA STAR certification level
Level 1: CSA STAR Self-Assessment
What the CSA STAR doesn’t cover
N/A
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
  • Other
Other security governance standards
ISO 27001
AWS Advanced Consulting Partner
AWS Government Competency
AWS Solutions Architect Professional
AWS DevOps Professional
Information security policies and processes
Arcus are ISO27001 accredited and have internal processes that adhere. Arcus implement an ITILv3 approach to support delivery that integrates with our security processes. Salesforce's Information Security Management System and information security policies are based on ISO27002 best practices and ISO27001 certified. Salesforce maintain details of security processes at https://trust.salesforce.com/en/security/

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
Arcus will maintain a change log of environmental controls and operate releases through our release manager.
Vulnerability management type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Vulnerability management approach
Multiple tiers of vulnerability management. The Product Security team ensures the security of the system, consults with R&D teams and partners, and protects customer data. Cloud Security experts specialise in security research and innovative tool development. A ‘Rapid response’ team reacts to emerging threats as the last line of defence.
Protective monitoring type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Protective monitoring approach
Records all login attempts: originating IP address, time and success/fail against each user account. Information can be extracted for analysis against organisational policies. Configurable settings: enforce logins from an approved IP range and/or at certain times of day, maximum session length and automatic account locking after x failed login attempts.
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
Standard incident management ensures that all recorded incidents are triaged and routed to the appropriate resolver groups and, where necessary, escalated. In specific cases it may be necessary to escalate incidents directly to the provider. We have a standard hand off process to ensure that end-to-end communication is maintained.

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
£0 a unit a month
Discount for educational organisations
No
Free trial available
No

Service documents

Request an accessible format
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need versions of these documents in a more accessible format, email the supplier at gcloud@arcusglobal.com. Tell them what format you need. It will help if you say what assistive technology you use.