Texuna

Texuna Identity Assurance & Access Management

Identity Assurance and Access Management is an enterprise solution supporting mission-critical authentication and authorisation services, giving secure access to private and public cloud applications.

Deliver Single Sign-On/Off via Shibboleth or OAuth2 for customers, partners, employees. Exchange attributes between integrated systems via SAML2.

Active Directory integration and federation via open standards.

Features

  • Centralise User Identities, Accounts and Credentials via Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • Application and Access Management via permissions and groups.
  • Dramatically cut helpdesk support costs via Fido Alliance U2F devices.
  • Social Media sign-in via OpenID Connect / OAuth2.0
  • Active Directory, OpenLDAP, ReST, web services integration, secured via HTTPS/TLS/SHA2/AES256.
  • Event statistics and intrusion pattern and behaviour rules configuration.
  • EAV extensible data model for identity attribute exchange via hub.
  • Support Multi Factor Authentication (2FA, MFA, TOTP, Fido Alliance U2F)
  • Account Administration Delegation, plus manage permissions / user groups centrally.
  • Sovereign-self via U2F asynchronous cryptography (PKI authentication and digital signature).

Benefits

  • Enforce directory services, user management processes and security policy.
  • Enhanced User Experience - single set of access credentials.
  • Strong password policy rules and enforcement, with Salt and Hash.
  • Centralise GDPR compliance, secure storage of personal data, full audit-trail.
  • High Performance and High Availability via cluster or elastic service.
  • User self-service features and customisable user journey.
  • Devolved access control to simplify management of huge user base.
  • Open source software implementation with optional blockchain audit trail.
  • Data encryption at rest gives data protection and privacy guarantees.
  • Ability to assure individual identities through auxilliary services.

Pricing

£500 per server per month

Service documents

G-Cloud 9

508969317961924

Texuna

Mary Rowbottom

0345 833 9985

tender@texunatech.com

Service scope

Service scope
Software add-on or extension Yes, but can also be used as a standalone service
What software services is the service an extension to The Texuna software services on G-Cloud can all be implemented to work either with each other, or with other applications that are installed at our customers site. Texuna is able to provide assistance and configuration services using our Cloud Support services to ensure that any implementation project is accomplished successfully.
Cloud deployment model Hybrid cloud
Service constraints Texuna applications may be subject to routine maintenance and this will be agreed in advance with our client so that disruption is minimised. Routine maintenance is never scheduled during the normal working day and does not typically result in noticeable downtime.

Customisation can be achieved via our Cloud Support services. No features will be deprecated without advance agreement with the customer. New features may become available from time to time.
System requirements
  • Can be deployed in any public or private cloud environments.
  • Also possible to do in-house deployment with assistance.

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Email or online ticketing
Support response times Initial response within one day. Resolution target is within 5 working days for basic support service or within 1 day for Enterprise level support. System downtime / critical issues resolution target is 4 hours within business 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 Web chat
Web chat support availability 9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support accessibility standard WCAG 2.0 AA or EN 301 549 9: Web
Web chat accessibility testing Texuna use third party tools including Google Hangouts, Slack and Skype.
Onsite support Yes, at extra cost
Support levels Support SLA (business days): Enterprise - 1d; Premium - 2d; Basic - 5d. Can be customised.
Support available to third parties Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Onboarding and offboarding
Getting started Implementation services may be purchased using our Cloud Support service and pricing. Customers often ask for data migration, cleansing or integration services, customisation of record formats, workflow and any required outputs. Texuna can provide a fully managed service so that on-boarding includes setup of security services such as disaster recovery and backup and regular maintenance. Texuna can provide online training webinars and documentation to assist users begin using the service. Specialised training can be provided to meet individual needs and reflect any customisations implemented.
Service documentation Yes
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
End-of-contract data extraction Texuna will export data in an agreed format and make it available. Typically this is either in a relational database format and/or CSV files. These can be encrypted and downloaded from a secure site accessible via HTTPS or via sFTP.
End-of-contract process Any bespoke requirements for end of contract may be accommodated. Note that there may be an additional cost for some requirements.

Using the service

Using the service
Web browser interface Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 10+
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
  • Opera
Application to install No
Designed for use on mobile devices Yes
Differences between the mobile and desktop service All applications are based on responsive web technology and are mobile-ready. Some application workflows may not be appropriate for small mobile-only screens.
Accessibility standards WCAG 2.0 AA or EN 301 549
Accessibility testing Texuna applications have been tested for conformance with accessibility standards as this forms part of our standard testing. Compliance with accessibility standards forms part of our development standards.
API Yes
What users can and can't do using the API Application supports basic API integration, and can be customised to expose further functionality. Open standards for integration are supported. Basic functionality requires security credentials to be set up.

Please contact us to discuss your API requirements.
API documentation Yes
API documentation formats
  • Open API (also known as Swagger)
  • PDF
API sandbox or test environment No
Customisation available Yes
Description of customisation Applications are modular and can be combined with other applications. Texuna offer customisation and integration services. Back office administrators can setup advanced business rules, configure master data and dictionaries and can amend some onscreen text.

Scaling

Scaling
Independence of resources Servers are monitored and system resources can be incrementally added (subject to plan purchased) if load / response times exceed set thresholds frequently. All Texuna applications are stress tested and performance tuned to ensure good client experience.

Analytics

Analytics
Service usage metrics Yes
Metrics types Google Analytics metrics can be provided as standard. A custom dashboard can be put in place where there are specific requirements.
Reporting types
  • Real-time dashboards
  • Regular reports
  • Reports on request

Resellers

Resellers
Supplier type Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Other security clearance
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
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
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 In-house
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
  • Scale, obfuscating techniques, or data storage sharding
Data sanitisation process Yes
Data sanitisation type
  • Explicit overwriting of storage before reallocation
  • 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 importing and exporting
Data export approach By default Texuna operate an open platform and make it easy for data to be downloaded in a variety of formats through the User Interface.
Data export formats CSV
Data import formats CSV

Data-in-transit protection

Data-in-transit protection
Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway
  • Legacy SSL and TLS (under version 1.2)
  • Other
Other protection between networks Where we are satisfied with the security of the Customer and their preferred transmission application then we will usually transmit data using Customer preferred tools.
Data protection within supplier network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway

Availability and resilience

Availability and resilience
Guaranteed availability Service level commitment is 99.95% availability excluding planned maintenance downtime which is arranged in advance by negotiation.

Services provided regularly exceed this threshold and typically a 99.99% uptime is achieved in most service periods.

Bespoke arrangements are available by negotiation and service credits, if required can be included in any negotiation.
Approach to resilience Resilience is a function of the cloud hosting approach taken by the customer. Texuna can deploy to public or private clouds and in-house - and resilience required can be varied depending on the selected approach. Texuna can offer a fully managed service with performance testing and penetration testing to assure high levels of resilience, with auto-scaling and elastic resources if required. It may also be possible to relocate services to alternative cloud zones, regions or other cloud hosting providers in unusual event. Texuna can provide full Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery options, with data, virtual machine instances and encrypted backups being moved off protected cloud networks on to alternative networks. Please contact Texuna to discuss your exact requirements.
Outage reporting Texuna provide a Zabbix-based monitoring service from an independent cloud location and can configure a host of events and actions to assure the service availability on a component by component basis.

Texuna also work with cloud hosting providers tools such as CloudWatch for AWS to set up a range of monitoring actions against a suite of different AWS tools and services. On Azure hosting we use the Azure Monitor.

Unusual events can be communicated via email or SMS by default.

Identity and authentication

Identity and authentication
User authentication needed Yes
User authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Public key authentication (including by TLS client certificate)
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)
  • Dedicated link (for example VPN)
  • Username or password
  • Other
Other user authentication Authentication support can be customised to the customer needs. Texuna also provides support for Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) as a new open standard for authentication based on asymmetric cryptography.
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels Cloud deployments are typically set up within nested virtual private networks, with publicly accessible areas typically restricted to https access. Public facing application servers connect through to private backend servers and databases on a separate virtual private cloud network, ensuring traffic and access is restricted. VPN access to this secure network is typically through a whitelist of permitted IP address ranges. Two factor authentication is required to operate any system account privileges, and management interfaces are typically locked down so that access is only via SSH from within the VPN.
Access restriction testing frequency At least once a year
Management access authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Public key authentication (including by TLS client certificate)
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)
  • Dedicated link (for example VPN)
  • Username or password

Audit information for users

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 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 12/01/2009
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover All of Texuna's operations are covered, there are no exclusions.
ISO 28000:2007 certification No
CSA STAR certification No
PCI certification No
Other security accreditations No

Security governance

Security governance
Named board-level person responsible for service security Yes
Security governance accreditation Yes
Security governance standards
  • CSA CCM version 3.0
  • ISO/IEC 27001
Information security policies and processes Texuna is certified to ISO 27001:2013 by our auditors BSI for all of our operations. Our security policies include named individuals with overall responsibility for ensuring that our policies and processes are followed. All staff are trained and actively report potential non-conformities. Reported non-conformities are investigated for root cause and our preventive action process is leveraged to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to prevent reoccurrence. Our security officers oversee the process and regularly report the performance of our systems to Seniot Management. Texuna has mature security processes, our certification was initially obtained in 2009 and has been maintained and improved since then.

Operational 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 Texuna is certified to ISO 20000-1:2011 throughout our operations. Our change control processes are audited by our external auditors BSI.
We operate a configuration management system and apply a strict, documented, change control process that is managed through a software defined pipeline. All artefacts (code and documentation), are subject to change control with formal procedures applied to code and technical documentation. Continuous integration and continuous deployment with regression testing are essential to assure quality, and standard tools such as GIT hub help structure the change management process.
Vulnerability management type Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Vulnerability management approach Texuna maintains a schedule of penetration testing as well as automated regression testing against known vulnerabilities. Releases are governed by the configuration and change control process, and all updates are outlined in release notes. Any 3rd party open source library dependencies are kept up to date via continuous integration. Texuna devops engineers monitor the entire software stack for published vulnerabilities and new patch updates to determine if and when such patches are pushed to production systems in an automated process with tools such as Puppet and Ansible.
Protective monitoring type Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Protective monitoring approach Texuna maintains a number of protective monitoring processes to keep services and applications free from attack or errant behaviour. This includes keeping anti virus software up to date across the estate of IT machines in use, as well as cloud monitoring tools and web/system log collection and monitoring for unusual behaviours and access. Logs are checked at regular intervals and when unusual system or performance events or bugs are raised. Specialist tools such as Cloudflare can also be configured for especially sensitive applications that need protection from DDOS attacks.
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 Texuna's incident management is governed by ISO9001:2008 and ISO 27001:2013 and all incidents are tracked. Compromises are identified either via automated testing or can be raised by customers and staff based on vulnerability assessment and Preventive Actions. Incidents are assigned a person responsible for resolution and tracked until closed. Major incidents are escalated and resolved immediately where possible. Minor incidents are programmed into normal workload and resolved on an ongoing basis or as part of the regular release cycle.

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

Pricing

Pricing
Price £500 per server per month
Discount for educational organisations No
Free trial available No

Documents

Documents
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