PCM Technology Solutions UK Ltd

PCM UK Cloud Protect

Backing up and restoring data from most devices to the cloud


  • support(included) subject to strict SLA
  • Password Management and Rotation passwords are changed at random
  • backup Servers,laptops,PC, Notebook, Android, NAS, Virtual whenever wherever
  • backup office 365, Google Apps, Salesforce, Azure, AWS, Skyscape etc.
  • specifically designed multi-tenanted cloud segregation and security
  • no longer require data undergoes certificated destruction
  • data is stored de-duplicated, compressed and encrypted
  • Data always AES 256-bit Encrypted (32-character key)
  • FIPS 140-2 certified - with independent third-party certification


  • supports Microsoft, Linux, OSX, VMware, Xen, Hyper-V, Parallels
  • backup NaS, DAS, PC, Laptop, Tablet, Android, AWS, Azure, Virtual
  • encrypts using 32 character 256 AES . de-dulication & compression
  • automatic status reporting & self-healing. monitoring & reporting by 24/7/365
  • BSI regularly audits of our ISO27001:13 datacentres
  • engineers install/configure/help determine frequency of backups
  • LAN Discovery identifies data to simplify planning backup schemes
  • does not consume unnecessary computing resources such as processor/memory.
  • absence of agents eliminates the downtime cause by agent conflicts


£0.30 to £2.50 per licence per month

Service documents


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PCM Technology Solutions UK Ltd

PCM Technology Solutions UK Ltd

0800 069 8512


Service scope

Service constraints
System requirements
  • A DSClient provided by customer or PCM UK
  • Physical or Virtual, Client software is free

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
This will depend on the mutually agreed priority as set out:
Priority 1 - 15m response, 60m resolve
Priority 2 - 30m response, 4hr resolve
Priority 3 - 2hr response, 10hr resolve
Priority 4 - 3hr response, 25hr resolve
Priority 5 - 4hr response, 30hr resolve
Priority 6 - 6hr response, 36hr resolve
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
Phone support
Phone support availability
24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support
Onsite support
Onsite support
Support levels
1st,2nd,3rd Line support tiers
Support available to third parties

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
Users may have an assisted install by one of our engineers
Service documentation
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • ODF
  • PDF
End-of-contract data extraction
Users submit an electronic disk/tape request that instruct us (the Service Provider) to export their data and ship it to the user
End-of-contract process
Users are able to either delete their data or request an export of their data

Using the service

Web browser interface
Using the web interface
Select items for inclusion into the backup, Schedule Backups, Define retention policies, View backup status and logs
Web interface accessibility standard
Web interface accessibility testing
What users can and can't do using the API
API automation tools
API documentation
API documentation formats
Open API (also known as Swagger)
Command line interface


Scaling available
Scaling type
Independence of resources
Fully scalable on demand system with overcapacity provision
Usage notifications
Usage reporting


Infrastructure or application metrics
Metrics types
Reporting types
API access


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
Data storage and processing locations
United Kingdom
User control over data storage and processing locations
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
Data sanitisation process
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

Backup and recovery

Backup and recovery
What’s backed up
  • Files
  • Operating Systems
  • Databases
  • Virtual Machine Images
  • Office 365
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • SQL
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Oracle
Backup controls
Be means of an application user interface or a web based console
Datacentre setup
Multiple datacentres with disaster recovery
Scheduling backups
Users schedule backups through a web interface
Backup recovery
Users can recover backups themselves, for example through a web interface

Data-in-transit protection

Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
TLS (version 1.2 or above)
Data protection within supplier network
TLS (version 1.2 or above)

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
Deployed in an N+1 configuration for all hardware and software components. All data and systems are fully replicated between Primary and Secondary datacentres
Approach to resilience
Deployed in an N+1 configuration for all hardware and software components. All data and systems are fully replicated between Primary and Secondary datacentres
Outage reporting
Planned outages are notified to nominated contacts by means of an advance email alert. Unplanned outages are are tracked and repoported in the automated system availability tracking graph and SLA counter.

Identity and authentication

User authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Public key authentication (including by TLS client certificate)
  • Dedicated link (for example VPN)
  • Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
Users are identified using a username and password combination. Access Control Lists defined by a Policy are used to restrict functionality
Access restriction testing frequency
At least every 6 months
Management access authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Public key authentication (including by TLS client certificate)
  • Dedicated link (for example VPN)
  • Username or password
Devices users manage the service through
Dedicated device on a segregated network (providers own provision)

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
At least 12 months
Access to supplier activity audit information
Users have access to real-time audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for
How long system logs are stored for

Standards and certifications

ISO/IEC 27001 certification
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover
Bespoke Software Development
ISO 28000:2007 certification
CSA STAR certification
PCI certification
Other security certifications
Any other security certifications
Cloud Industry Forum Certified

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Security governance certified
Security governance standards
CSA CCM version 3.0
Information security policies and processes
ISO/IEC 27001:15

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
Change management is implemented by a systematic, process driven procedure that is tracked and audited by our ticketing system. Change requests are formally documented and described along with an impact assessment, risk mitigation and back out plan. Timescales and impacts are communicated in advance to customers. The change process requires pre- and post change tests to be conducted to ensure that the change is successful. Change requests require two stages of approval, peer technical review and overall management review.
Vulnerability management type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Vulnerability management approach
Our vulnerability management process defines that scanning our infrastructure should occur daily by an automated scanning system. High priority items are assessed immediately to determine if immediate remedial action is required. Management and Security Committee (IMSC) consists of technical staff and Data Protection Officer. Items for remediation pass through our internal change management process. System stakeholders and IMSC members subscribe to relevant security alert services to ensure threats are also evaluated that may not be known yet by our automated vulnerability assessment tools. New infrastructure devices must be fully patched with anti-virus/vulnerability detection engines before they are placed into service.
Protective monitoring type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Protective monitoring approach
All infrastructure systems are protected by a unified threat management appliance that provide intruder protection services and firewall functionality. All infrastructure systems are continually scanned by anti-virus, patch and vulnerability engines. In additions systems are monitored by proactive tools that detect abnormal, disk, cpu and system activity that often result from compromised systems. Alerts are categorised into High, Medium and Low priority items assessed by the Network Operations Centre (NOC) and reviewed by the Information Management and Security Committee
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
Our internal incident management generally conforms to an ITIL model. The service desk consists of a standard three-tier approach. Level 1 support carry out the following activities; Incident identification, incident logging, incident categorization, incident prioritization, initial diagnosis, Escalation (as necessary) to level 2 support, incident resolution, incident closure, communication with the user community throughout the life of the incident. Level 2 and Level 3 consist of more highly trained and skilled personnel who can escalate to vendors as necessary. All incidents are logged and tracked in our ticketing system that also maintains a knowledgebase of known errors and solutions

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)

Separation between users

Virtualisation technology used to keep applications and users sharing the same infrastructure apart
Who implements virtualisation
Virtualisation technologies used
How shared infrastructure is kept separate
Each users data set is fully encrypted with their own data encryption key. In addition the user data is kept logically seperated by the use of a specific customer identifier code on the data storage subsysytem

Energy efficiency

Energy-efficient datacentres
Description of energy efficient datacentres
PCM UK adhere to the following best practices as outlined in the EU Code of Conduct Guidelines document, including:
Water Sources


£0.30 to £2.50 per licence per month
Discount for educational organisations
Free trial available
Description of free trial
Users may trial the system for 1 month
Link to free trial

Service documents

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