Redcentric Solutions Limited

Cloud Workspace

Redcentric Cloud Workspace provides a complete virtual application and desktop solution giving employees access to their workspace from any device. Application and/or desktop environments are hosted in the Azure Cloud with Citrix infrastructure services hosted in the Citrix Cloud control plane.

Features

  • Single-login to data, applications and files
  • Intuitive and simple screen interface
  • Access your company network from anywhere
  • Single location for everything you need, in one place
  • Secure remote access

Benefits

  • Consistent interface for users on all devices, all locations
  • Access data and applications on multiple platforms and clouds
  • Fully managed by Redcentric
  • Optimised by Redcentric
  • Scale up and down as needed
  • No Capital expenditure (capex)
  • Cloud compute is optimised as needed by Redcentric
  • Universal search to quickly find files and apps

Pricing

£40 to £100 per user per month

Service documents

Framework

G-Cloud 11

Service ID

7 4 9 3 0 4 3 0 4 0 7 1 9 6 7

Contact

Redcentric Solutions Limited

Emma Banner

0800 983 2522

tenders@redcentricplc.com

Service scope

Software add-on or extension
No
Cloud deployment model
Public cloud
Service constraints
See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/azure/ to determine applicable constraints based on buyers requirements.
System requirements
See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/azure/

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
We aim to acknowledge all Advice and Guidance requested within 15 minutes. Response times will depend on the request type and level of detail required. We typically aim to provide an initial response within 1 hour of the request being made however this can vary dependent on the nature of the request.
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
No
Phone support
Yes
Phone support availability
24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support
No
Onsite support
Yes, at extra cost
Support levels
Redcentric’s customer service operation is available 24/7/365 and can be contacted by telephone, email or via the customer portal. Support is included at no additional cost with Redcentric's services. Redcentric has one direct point of contact for customer support, which deals with all aspects of the service. The Redcentric customer services team takes full responsibility for supporting and logging problems and technical support queries. Their specific role is to ensure that all telephone, email and portal queries are answered and resolved as promptly as possible. Redcentric has a team of Service Delivery Managers and Cloud Support Engineers available. These teams are not included as a standard service and are charged based on the published SFIA rate card.
Support available to third parties
Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
Redcentric will provide professional services to assist the customer with the service activation. This will encompass, but is not limited to, data migration, project management, platform sizing and network/connectivity design. Professional Services Orders are not included in the standard Service price and require a separate customer order. See https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/ plus comprehensive online documentation for various solutions available across the platform. See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/
Service documentation
Yes
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
  • Other
Other documentation formats
Online videos and interactive learning portals
End-of-contract data extraction
EXIT PLAN The Exit Plan shall, unless otherwise agreed with the Customer: • address each of the issues set out in this Exit Plan in order to assist the Customer in facilitating the transition of the Redcentric Services from Redcentric to a replacement supplier, or the Customer ensuring to the extent reasonably possible that there is no disruption in the supply of Services and that there is no deterioration in the quality of delivery of the Services during any period of transitional assistance; • provide an estimate of the scope of transitional assistance that may be required by the Customer and suggest how such assistance might be provided (if required); and • provide an estimate of Redcentric’s personnel that may be required to provide transitional assistance and suggest the management structure to be put in place and employed to provide such transitional assistance.
Professional services required for exit/data extraction are not included in the service and require a separate customer order. Customer are able to remove their data at any time through the same means they uploaded. Either over their network (internet or express route) or via the Azure Import/Export services. Also see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/trustcenter/privacy
End-of-contract process
Where the Customer requests the provision of additional transitional assistance, in addition to their initial requirements, Redcentric shall provide such assistance as an additional service on a separate customer order. The additional transitional assistance shall be chargeable at the Redcentric prevailing time and materials consultancy day rates.
Please see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/trustcenter/privacy/you-own-your-data. In our Online Services Terms, Microsoft contractually commits to specific processes when a customer leaves a cloud service or the subscription expires. This includes deleting customer data from systems under our control. If you terminate a cloud subscription or it expires (except for free trials), Microsoft will store your customer data in a limited-function account for 90 days (the “retention period”) to give you time to extract the data or renew your subscription. During this period, Microsoft provides multiple notices, so you will be amply forewarned of the upcoming deletion of data. After this 90-day retention period, Microsoft will disable the account and delete the customer data, including any cached or backup copies. For in-scope services, that deletion will occur within 90 days after the end of the retention period. (In-scope services are defined in the Data Processing Terms section of our Online Services Terms.) See http://www.microsoftvolumelicensing.com/Downloader.aspx?DocumentId=13655

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
Yes
Compatible operating systems
  • Android
  • IOS
  • Linux or Unix
  • MacOS
  • Windows
  • Windows Phone
  • Other
Designed for use on mobile devices
Yes
Differences between the mobile and desktop service
None
Service interface
Yes
Description of service interface
See www.citrix.com/Digital/Workspace/
Accessibility standards
WCAG 2.1 AA or EN 301 549
Accessibility testing
None
API
Yes
What users can and can't do using the API
Users are able to utilise the Azure API Management service to create their own API's for the solutions they deploy on to the platform. Additionally we have the Azure Service Management API which provides programmatic access to much of the functionality available through the Management Portal. Available here https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/ee460799.aspx
API documentation
Yes
API documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
  • Other
API sandbox or test environment
Yes
Customisation available
No

Scaling

Independence of resources
This is designed as a hyper scale cloud service.

Analytics

Service usage metrics
Yes
Metrics types
Metrics types

CPU
Disk
HTTP request and response status
Memory
Network
Number of active instances
Reporting types
  • API access
  • Real-time dashboards

Resellers

Supplier type
Reseller providing extra support
Organisation whose services are being resold
Microsoft and Citrix

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Other security clearance
Government security clearance
None

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 once a year
Penetration testing approach
Another external penetration testing organisation
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
  • Other
Other data at rest protection approach
See http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/D/D/0DD8FB12-6343-4A50-80B2-545F2951D7AE/MicrosoftAzureDataProtection_Aug2014.pdf , and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/storage-service-encryption
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 export approach
Please see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/trustcenter/privacy/you-own-your-data. In our Online Services Terms, Microsoft contractually commits to specific processes when a customer leaves a cloud service or the subscription expires. This includes deleting customer data from systems under our control. If you terminate a cloud subscription or it expires (except for free trials), Microsoft will store your customer data in a limited-function account for 90 days (the “retention period”) to give you time to extract the data or renew your subscription. After this 90-day retention period, Microsoft will disable the account and delete the customer data, including any cached or backup copies.
Data export formats
  • CSV
  • ODF
Data import formats
  • CSV
  • ODF

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
  • Other
Other protection between networks
For data in transit, Azure uses industry-standard secure transport protocols, such as TLS/SSL, between user devices and Microsoft datacenters. You can enable encryption for traffic between your own virtual machines (VMs) and your users. With Azure Virtual Networks, you can use the industry-standard IPsec protocol to encrypt traffic between your corporate VPN gateway and Azure as well as between the VMs located on your Virtual Network.
Data protection within supplier network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway
  • Other
Other protection within supplier network
ACL Based Network Security Groups are also used. See https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/network-security-groups/

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
See Microsoft's Online Service Terms at http://www.microsoftvolumelicensing.com/Downloader.aspx?DocumentId=13655
Approach to resilience
Please see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud-platform/global-datacenters and https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/TrustCenter/
Outage reporting
Please see https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/status/ and https://portal.azure.com/#blade/HubsExtension/ServicesHealthBlade

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
Azure Active Directory is Microsoft’s multi-tenant cloud based directory and identity management service. Azure-AD provides an affordable, easy to use solution to give employees and business partners single sign-on (SSO) access to thousands of cloud SaaS Applications like Office365, Salesforce.com, DropBox, and Concur. For application developers, Azure-AD lets you focus on building your application by making it fast and simple to integrate with a world class identity management solution used by millions of organizations. Azure-AD also includes a full suite of identity management capabilities including multi-factor authentication, device registration, self-service password management, self-service group management, privileged account management. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/active-directory-whatis
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
Azure-AD can designate separate administrators to serve different functions. These administrators will have access to features in the Azure portal and, depending on their role, will be able to create or edit users, assign administrative roles to others, reset user passwords, manage user-licenses, and manage domains, among other things. A user who is assigned an admin role will have the same permissions across all of the cloud services that your organization has subscribed to, regardless of whether you assign the role in the Office365 portal, or in the Azure classic-portal, or by using the Azure-AD module for Windows PowerShell. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/active-directory-assign-admin-roles
Access restriction testing frequency
At least once a year
Management access authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)
  • Username or password

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
Between 6 months and 12 months
Access to supplier activity audit information
Users receive audit information on a regular basis
How long supplier audit data is stored for
Between 6 months and 12 months
How long system logs are stored for
Between 6 months and 12 months

Standards and certifications

ISO/IEC 27001 certification
Yes
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001
British Standards Institute
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date
1/11/2019
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover
Please see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/trustcenter/compliance/iso-iec-27001
ISO 28000:2007 certification
No
CSA STAR certification
Yes
CSA STAR accreditation date
2/12/2019
CSA STAR certification level
Level 3: CSA STAR Certification
What the CSA STAR doesn’t cover
None
PCI certification
Yes
Who accredited the PCI DSS certification
Coalfire Systems Inc
PCI DSS accreditation date
01/04/2016
What the PCI DSS doesn’t cover
Service Scope is identified here http://aka.ms/azure-pci
Other security certifications
Yes
Any other security certifications
  • Authorised to process HM Government data marked 'Official-Sensitive'
  • FACT
  • FedRamp
  • NIST 800-171
  • FIPS 140-2
  • CCSL (IRAP)
  • ENISA IAF
  • CDSA
  • ISO 27001, 27017, 27018, 22301, 9001
  • SOC 1 SOC 2 SOC 3

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Yes
Security governance certified
Yes
Security governance standards
  • CSA CCM version 3.0
  • ISO/IEC 27001
  • Other
Other security governance standards
FACT, FedRamp, NIST 800-171, EU Model Clauses, Cyber Essentials Plus
Information security policies and processes
An Information Security Management Program has been established to enable Microsoft Azure to maintain and improve its management system for information security. Through establishment of the ISMS, Azure plans for and manages protection of its assets to acceptable security levels based on defined risk management processes. In addition, Azure monitors the ISMS and the effectiveness of controls in maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and availability of assets to continuously improve information security. The ISMS framework encompasses industry best-practices for information security and privacy. The ISMS has been documented and communicated in a customer-facing Information Security Policy, which can be made available upon request (customers and prospective customers must have a signed NDA or equivalent in place to receive a copy). Microsoft Azure performs annual ISMS reviews, the results of which are reviewed by management. This involves monitoring ongoing effectiveness and improvement of the ISMS control environment by reviewing security issues, audit results, and monitoring status, and by planning and tracking necessary corrective actions. Also see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/TrustCenter/Compliance/ISO-IEC-27001 and The Microsoft Cloud Security Policy is available via the Service Trust Platform aka.ms/stp

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
Azure has developed formal standard operating procedures (SOPs) governing the change management process. These SOPs cover both software development and hardware change and release management, and are consistent with established regulatory guidelines including ISO 27001, SOC 1 / SOC 2, NIST 800-53, and others. Microsoft also uses Operational Security Assurance (OSA), a framework that incorporates the knowledge gained through a variety of capabilities that are unique to Microsoft including the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL), the Microsoft Security Response Center program, and deep awareness of the cybersecurity threat landscape. Please see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/SDL/OperationalSecurityAssurance and https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sdl
Vulnerability management type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Vulnerability management approach
When providing the Antimalware solution for Virtual Machines, Azure is responsible for ensuring the service is highly available, definitions are updated regularly, that configuration through the Azure Management Portal is effective and that the software detects and protects against known types of malicious software. MCIO-managed hosts in the scope boundary are scanned to validate anti-virus clients are installed and current signature-definition files exist. Vulnerability scans are performed on a quarterly basis at a minimum. Microsoft Azure contracts with independent assessors to perform penetration testing of the Microsoft Azure boundary.
Protective monitoring type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Protective monitoring approach
Microsoft Azure employs sophisticated software-defined service instrumentation and monitoring that integrates at the component or server level, the datacenter edge, our network backbone, Internet exchange sites, and at the real or simulated user level, providing visibility when a service disruption is occurring and pinpointing its cause. Proactive monitoring continuously measures the performance of key subsystems of the Microsoft Azure services platform against the established boundaries for acceptable service performance and availability. When a threshold is reached or an irregular event occurs, the monitoring system generates warnings so that operations staff can address the threshold or event.
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
Microsoft has developed robust processes to facilitate a coordinated response to incidents. • Identification – System and security alerts may be harvested, correlated, and analyzed. • Containment – The escalation team evaluates the scope and impact of an incident. • Eradication – The escalation team eradicates any damage caused by the security breach, identifies root cause for why the security issue occurred. • Recovery – During recovery, software or configuration updates are applied to the system and services are returned to a full working capacity. • Lessons Learned – Each security incident is analyzed to protect against future re-occurrence.

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
Yes
Connected networks
  • Public Services Network (PSN)
  • Health and Social Care Network (HSCN)

Pricing

Price
£40 to £100 per user per month
Discount for educational organisations
No
Free trial available
Yes
Description of free trial
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/
Link to free trial
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/

Service documents

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