Syrenis Ltd

SMART Stakeholder Engagement Platform

SMART, a secure cloud stakeholder management system for classifying and communicating with stakeholders (GDPR Compliant); classify using tags, map and track change in stakeholders’ attitudes, use dynamic web forms, automate responses, use broadcast email/SMS facilities, create engagement programmes, plus secure document collaboration, social-media management and full virtual press office module.


  • Organisation and person-level view of engagement touch points
  • Simple stakeholder selection and loading processes
  • Stakeholder mapping including change reviews and phasing
  • Organisation linking - to identify and track complex relationships
  • Smart tag feature for instant data classification and one-touch selection
  • SMART web forms to gather stakeholders and additional information
  • Email & SMS creation, broadcast and reporting
  • Event planner including automatic invites and response management
  • Secure document collaboration portal with review and publish management
  • Fully featured Press Office Module


  • Understand who your primary stakeholders are, and communicate effectively
  • Make sure messages are consistent, but tailored for specific audiences
  • Stakeholder mapping, graphically track changes in attitude over time
  • Measure if stakeholder communications strategies are working
  • Improved audience engagement through targeted and triggered communications
  • Gather stakeholder opinion directly in SMART using forms and surveys
  • Compliance management with PECR, FOI, SAR, GDPR and DPA
  • Integral help system, provided by SMART system developers
  • Extensive graphical reporting across all aspects
  • Highly scalable platform (1- 1000 users) with <60 minute set-up


£0 per person per year

  • Education pricing available

Service documents


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Syrenis Ltd

Glenn Jackson

+44 (0)1928 622302

Service scope

Service scope
Software add-on or extension No
Cloud deployment model Private cloud
Service constraints No
System requirements Web access over https is required plus browser

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Email or online ticketing
Support response times 9am-5.30pm Monday-Friday 1 hour
Emergency support available out of hours by arrangement
User can manage status and priority of support tickets Yes
Online ticketing support accessibility WCAG 2.1 AA or EN 301 549
Phone support Yes
Phone support availability 9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support No
Onsite support Yes, at extra cost
Support levels Service desk hours are 08:30am to 17:30pm however tickets can be raised electronically at any time within SMART. Contact details are: +44(0)1928 622-302 (Europe) or +1 (613) 801-0799 (USA/Canada).
Service response times:
P1 – 1hr
P2 – 4hrs
P3 – 8hrs
Technical account management available at extra cost.
Support available to third parties Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Onboarding and offboarding
Getting started We plan with clients how current stakeholder records are going to be imported and if any measures such as re-permission are required. We then arrange training and often host user groups to enable questions to be asked directly prior to go live.
Service documentation Yes
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
End-of-contract data extraction We export all data into a standard format using CSV text files and deliver securely to the client.
End-of-contract process Any formatting (away from its native form) of the stakeholder data and history that is required will be chargeable on a time basis. Also if any special delivery instructions are required this might incur a fee (such as secure manual delivery).

Using the service

Using the service
Web browser interface Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • 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 Public facing forms and surveys are all tested to be mobile friendly. Reports are also mobile friendly. The main application is best used via a screen of at least 800 x 600 pixels though.
Service interface Yes
Description of service interface Web based portal for configuration of the platform.
Accessibility standards WCAG 2.1 AA or EN 301 549
Accessibility testing A regulatory body has worked with us to audit and confirm that our technology meets the standards above and also executes in real life situations.
What users can and can't do using the API The API is for the insertion and update of stakeholder and SMART user records from a clients internal systems.
API documentation Yes
API documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
API sandbox or test environment Yes
Customisation available Yes
Description of customisation Configuration of all core services enables a host of possibilities.
SMART can be used to power any web based form or survey where information needs to be captured and reported on in a secure way.
In addition any extra configuration a customer may require can be done to an agreed specification and fixed cost.


Independence of resources We use independent secure instances and distribute tasks by type across a load balanced architecture.


Service usage metrics Yes
Metrics types SMART has a comprehensive MI suite that enables real time reports to be generated at any time. All reports can be saved for reuse. In addition regular reports can be scheduled to be delivered via email to a distribution list of users.
Reporting types
  • Real-time dashboards
  • Regular reports
  • Reports on request


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
  • 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 ‘IT Health Check’ performed by a CHECK service provider
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
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 importing and exporting
Data export approach Users can export data if they have permission in either a PDF, CSV or Excel format.
Data export formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Other data export formats
  • PDF
  • Excel
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
Data protection within supplier network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway
  • Other
Other protection within supplier network All data in encrypted at rest and user permissions are constantly reviewed.

Availability and resilience

Availability and resilience
Guaranteed availability Measurement period: Month

Target service level: 99.9% (no more than 43 minutes and 12 seconds downtime in 30 days)

Minimum Service Level: 99% (no more than 7 hours and 12 minutes downtime in 30 days )

Service credits
Licence value credit per day late in excess of Minimum Service Level
Approach to resilience We have mirrored locations, services, storage and full redundancy. Details available by request.
Outage reporting We use a range of external and internal service management systems to notify support staff via email and SMS to any outages.

Identity and authentication

Identity and authentication
User authentication needed Yes
User authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)
  • Username or password
  • Other
Other user authentication Security questions.
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels SMART users have individual permission profiles that control access. These are regularly reviewed and administrated by the client. User activity is also monitored and recorded. This is available to the client by specific request.
Access restriction testing frequency At least every 6 months
Management access authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Dedicated link (for example VPN)

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 No
ISO 28000:2007 certification Yes
Who accredited the ISO 28000:2007 EY Certify Point
ISO 28000:2007 accreditation date December 15, 2017
What the ISO 28000:2007 doesn’t cover All services are provided by Amazon Web Services
CSA STAR certification Yes
CSA STAR accreditation date 31st March 2018
CSA STAR certification level Level 2: CSA STAR Attestation
What the CSA STAR doesn’t cover Anything outside of AWS Amazon web Services
PCI certification No
Other security certifications Yes
Any other security certifications
  • Cyber Essentials Certified
  • Approval to Operate from the Home Office

Security governance

Security governance
Named board-level person responsible for service security Yes
Security governance certified Yes
Security governance standards Other
Other security governance standards Approval to Operate from the Home Office
Cyber Essentials Certified
Information security policies and processes Syrenis have a documented Information Security programme in place. The Information Security programme must maintain as a minimum a data flow diagram demonstrating the flow of information through our environment and descriptions of the technical and physical safeguards designed to protect Syrenis Ltd and/or Customer Information.

Our Information Security programme includes a risk assessment, to determine the value and sensitivity of the information we hold, and the level of protection currently being applied to that information. This programme is reviewed on an annual basis. Any material changes to operations or business arrangements or other circumstances are assessed to see if they impact the Information Security Program and documentation is updated along with additional training if required.

Syrenis only disclose information to those third parties whom are contractually bound to protect information in a manner consistent with the applicable privacy policies, limit the use of the information only for expressed purposes, and in accordance with the express implicit or explicit consent, unless a law or regulation specifically allows or requires otherwise.

Operational security

Operational security
Configuration and change management standard Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach We operate a change management system and a software version control capability that together allow us to manage technical changes to our products. Services are first tested in isolation, then incorporated into a Quality Assurance platform for user group acceptance testing, and then finally released onto Production once they have passed all these tests. We also operate a scheduled programme of penetration testing to scan for vulnerabilities. Finally as a backstop measure we take images of our environments before and after upgrades so we can quickly revert if problems are encountered.
Vulnerability management type Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach We carry out a risk assessment and always err on the side of caution. We are part of the CISP alert community, and the Checkpoint Threat Cloud. Our environment consists of two types of intrusion prevention technology, and has anti-bot and anti-virus capability at the network layer. We also implement geo protections which block large ranges of IP addresses for countries that have no need to access our systems. Much of this gets automatically updated but we also manually apply patches as needed. Servers are usually patched within 7 days of patches being issued.
Protective monitoring type Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach Monitoring is as follows: 1) Intrusion Prevention Monitoring – Servers have an IPS service running on them connected to a central dashboard warning us of hacking attempts, allowing us to take pre-emptive actions. 2) Firewall Monitoring – Our firewall is from a different technology vendor to the IPS used as part of our defence in depth approach. Alerts and Events are streamed in real-time to a monitoring station, critical events are then issued to staff. Server Monitoring - . This is via AWS Cloudwatch which issues alerts and caries out simple actions such as starting up additional capacity if required.
Incident management type Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach We have a web based incident management tool that our customers can also access. It allows users to report incidents and provides Management Information to customers that need it. We review the incidents on a daily basis as a team and discuss every one so we can ensure a) someone is working on it and b) assess if there is a security element to the incident.

Secure development

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

Public sector networks

Public sector networks
Connection to public sector networks Yes
Connected networks Police National Network (PNN)


Price £0 per person per year
Discount for educational organisations Yes
Free trial available No

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