Storm ID

SharePoint Cloud Services

SharePoint Online, part of the Microsoft Office 365 suite, is cloud based service and enterprise grade solution for online productivity solutions. Storm ID’s hosted SharePoint delivers the powerful features of SharePoint your organisation will need without the associated overhead of commissioning and managing the infrastructure.

Features

  • Public website
  • Social features
  • Community site
  • Document Libraries
  • Search
  • Workflows

Benefits

  • Reduce overheads
  • Increased Mobility
  • Microsoft Integration
  • Cross device availability
  • Easy to manage
  • Enterprise grade reliability

Pricing

£515 per person per day

  • Education pricing available

Service documents

Framework

G-Cloud 11

Service ID

6 9 5 6 5 2 2 7 2 5 9 2 6 9 4

Contact

Storm ID

Paul McGinness

0131 561 1250

paul.mcginness@stormid.com

Service scope

Software add-on or extension
No
Cloud deployment model
Public cloud
Service constraints
There are limits and constraints associated with our hosted SharePoint service. The number of SharePoint sites, number of envrionments per site and number of users are determined based on the subscription package purchased.

Default quotas are flexible and can be configured by the Storm ID Service Account Manager.
System requirements
All system requirements are supported

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Yes, at extra cost
Support response times
Response times are categorised by service request priority: Urgent: 1 hour; High: 4 hours; Medium: 8 hours; Low: 16 hours.

Response times at weekends, public and bank holidays are negotiated separately.
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
Yes, at extra cost
Support levels
Response times are categorised by service request priority: Urgent: 1 hour; High: 4 hours; Medium: 8 hours; Low: 16 hours.

P1 - Urgent: Complete loss of an entire service for all users or severe degradation resulting in inability to function;
P2 - High: Service functioning improperly resulting in some loss of service/system failure removing service from a number of users;
P3 - Medium: Service functioning at less than optimal performance/system problem impacting but not removing service, resolve minor bugs/site errors;
P4 - Low: Change requests.

Support services are tailored to each client and charges reflect the level of service required to support the service. Standard hourly rate is £105. A discounted rate of £95 can be had for bank of hours bought in advance.

Storm ID provide a Technical Account Manager backed up by a WebOps Team. Support can be accessed via an online ticketing system, email or phone. Enhanced support (outside office hours and at peak service use) is available optionally. Monitoring systems and alerts will be implemented with regular reports provided on service performance and support used.
Support available to third parties
Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
To support customers use the service we offer a tailored training programme which can be delivered onsite or here at Storm.

Training documentation is provided and is often tailored to reflect the customers unique set-up.

A telephone support service is available free of charge to those who have attended to training.
Service documentation
Yes
Documentation formats
HTML
End-of-contract data extraction
Data is extracted by logging a support request via Storm's support ticketing website service Assembla or by making request to extract through their Account Manager.
End-of-contract process
Included within the price of the contact will be the decommissioning of all services and the supply of the application source code.

Using the service

Web browser interface
Yes
Supported browsers
  • 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
The admin functionality is optimised for desktop and tablet while the user interface for citizen access will be accessible on all devices.
Service interface
No
API
Yes
What users can and can't do using the API
Several sets of APIs are available Storm's hosted the SharePoint service.

These include: JavaScript, ASP.NET, REST/OData, .NET Framework, Windows Phone, Silverlight, Windows PowerShell

The API service is set-up via the Storm Service Manager and API's configured by Storm SharePoint development team.
API documentation
Yes
API documentation formats
PDF
API sandbox or test environment
Yes
Customisation available
Yes
Description of customisation
Almost any element of the service can be customised to meet specific customer needs.

Customisation is available to support the need to scale, to support specific security standards, monitoring and reporting or to provide extended help desk cover.

The Storm Service Account Manager can action any customisations to the service that is required.

Scaling

Independence of resources
Virtualisation technology is used to ensure applications and users sharing the same infrastructure are kept apart.

Analytics

Service usage metrics
Yes
Metrics types
Using tools such as web analytics and other data sources Storm ID’s Performance team monitors and measures service performance to recommend where improvements to the service can be made.

These recommendations are reviewed with our clients to determine options for continued improvement.
Reporting types
Regular reports

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
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • EU-US Privacy Shield agreement locations
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 Tigerscheme qualified provider or a CREST-approved service provider
Protecting data at rest
  • Physical access control, complying with CSA CCM v3.0
  • Physical access control, complying with SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
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
Data is exported from the application on request via the Storm ID Service Account Manager.
Data export formats
CSV
Data import formats
CSV

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
  • Legacy SSL and TLS (under version 1.2)
Data protection within supplier network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway
  • Legacy SSL and TLS (under version 1.2)

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
Storm guarantee that our hosted SharePoint service will be available 99.95% of the time. We guarantee at least 99.99% of the time customers will have connectivity between Microsoft Azure SQL Database and the Internet gateway.

We acknowledge that if the service levels fall below the quality we commit to then penalties will be incurred to compensate clients and drive service improvement.

Financial penalties and service credits and their calculation will be agreed as part of the call-off agreement with the specific customer together with the terms and conditions and KPIs for the service.
Approach to resilience
Available on request.
Outage reporting
Email alerts.

Identity and authentication

User authentication needed
Yes
User authentication
Limited access network (for example PSN)
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
Available on request
Access restriction testing frequency
At least every 6 months
Management access authentication
2-factor authentication

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
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
No
ISO 28000:2007 certification
No
CSA STAR certification
No
PCI certification
No
Other security certifications
Yes
Any other security certifications
Cyber Essentials

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Yes
Security governance certified
No
Security governance approach
Storm are working towards ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (ISO 27001) which is the international standard that describes best practice for an information security management system (ISMS).
Information security policies and processes
It is the policy of Storm ID to ensure that Information will be protected from a loss of:
Confidentiality: so that information is accessible only to authorised individuals.
Integrity: safeguarding the accuracy and completeness of information and processing methods.
Availability: that authorised users have access to relevant information when required.

The Operations Director and their team review and make recommendations on the security policy, policy standards, directives, procedures, incident management and security awareness education.

Regulatory, legislative and contractual requirements are incorporated into the Information Security Policy, processes and procedures.
The requirements of the Information Security Policy, processes, and procedures are be incorporated into the Storm’s operational procedures and contractual arrangements.

Storm ID is working towards implementing the ISO27000 standards, the International Standards for Information Security.

Operational security

Configuration and change management standard
Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach
Change management processes are employed to evaluate, control and minimise risks and costs, and to maintain the standards and quality criteria planned during project delivery

Extensive documentation of the service is maintained to ensure knowledge sharing and continuity of service into Production.

Storm ID employs a self-documenting approach to writing code and supplements this, where appropriate, with technical and user guides.

We do this in order to ensure that skills and knowledge are transferred to Storm ID’s operations and support staff to enable them to efficiently deliver ongoing support and maintenance services, in accordance with agreed SLAs.
Vulnerability management type
Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach
Vulnerability management is handled by the Microsoft, who host the SharePoint Online service. Internal vulnerability management is handled by our WSUS management and security bulletin subscriptions, which notify us of new threats. Where necessary, manual patches are deployed.
Protective monitoring type
Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach
We use 3rd party 'always-on' site monitoring services to detect any potential issues with service. We use site/server logging features, enabled in the Azure service portal, to subsequently search for any malicious activity on the site. We respond within 1hr to urgent issues .
Incident management type
Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach
Storm ID has a pre-defined process for managing common incident events. All suspected security events are reported to the Operations Director by email, telephone or in person. The Operations Director will log the incident and notify the service owner and Storm ID Support Team. The Operations Director will provide incident reports in line with incident communication strategy.

Secure development

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

Public sector networks

Connection to public sector networks
No

Pricing

Price
£515 per person per day
Discount for educational organisations
Yes
Free trial available
No

Service documents

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