Quicksilva Limited

interconneQt Integration Engine

A unique platform powered by Enovacom which enables seamless and secure data exchange between health and care stakeholders and the NHS Spine.

Features

  • Secure Protocols–from S/MIME for secure messaging, Web-Services Security to TLS/SSL
  • All message formats supported-CSVl XML, TXT, Word, PDF, RTF, JSON&XML
  • Supports HTTP; HTTPS; FPT; FTPS;MLLP (Socket IP); AS2 and PESIT
  • Cost Effective-transaction charging model offers flexibility and scalability
  • Availability Service Levels-various, from 95.5% upwards
  • Local&global healthcare standards supported:HL7v2; FIHR v3; DICOM3 and CDAv2
  • NHS Interoperability Tool Kit Certified solution

Benefits

  • Freedom of Choice-keep existing systems, no replacement spend
  • Re-use of existing interfaces saves you time and money;
  • Easy route to integrate your ecosystem with NHS Spine Services
  • Real-Time Monitoring for peace of mind 24x7
  • Library of connectors ready-developed for faster setup

Pricing

£350 per licence per month

Service documents

G-Cloud 9

917558695807609

Quicksilva Limited

Bonnie Thomas

01249 751000

tenders@qxlva.com

Service scope

Service scope
Software add-on or extension No
Cloud deployment model Private cloud
Service constraints The customer will establish a secure outbound connection from their Enterprise Service Bus over the HSCN network via a client server authenticated connection and/or a site-to-site VPN. Daily planned maintenance is carried out Tuesday to Sunday inclusive between 03:00 to 05:00 and weekly on Sundays 18:00-08:00 (14 hours).
System requirements ConneQt Supports Windows Server 2012 r2 or above

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Email or online ticketing
Support response times Response times vary from 15 minutes to 8 hours in accordance with the severity of the issue. Please refer to the Service Definition for more information.
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 No
Support levels The interconneQt Managed Service is provided to guaranteed Availability Service Levels to 95.5% as standard. Enhanced availability up to 99.9% is available by arrangement for business critical services. Quicksilva's Services Manager is always available as a point of contact and all customers benefit from our ISO9001:2008 assured Account Management Procedure with the benefit of 24/7 escalation to named contacts.
Support available to third parties Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Onboarding and offboarding
Getting started Quicksilva offers a full On-Boarding service as part of it's Lot 3 Cloud Support offering. Our project managers will expertly manage all aspects of your service set-up, including development of any required interfaces to existing systems within your ecosystem; NHS Spine End Point registration; HSCN access; guidance through the NHS Digital assurance process and service commissioning. New users receive a comprehensive Welcome Pack and access to a test environment to speed development and training. Where required, training workshops or 'train the trainer' programmes are available either on-site or at our convenient M4 Operations Centre.
Service documentation Yes
Documentation formats PDF
End-of-contract data extraction The nature of an integration engine means that no patient data is stored within interconneQt, however where required Quicksilva offers a full Off-Boarding service as part of it's Lot 3 Cloud Support Offering to extract and return any audit data our customers require.
End-of-contract process Quicksilva offers a full Off-Boarding service as part of it's Lot 3 Cloud Support Offering at extra charge which includes extraction and and return any audit data our customers require.

Using the service

Using the service
Web browser interface Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 10+
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
  • Opera
Application to install No
Designed for use on mobile devices No
Accessibility standards WCAG 2.0 A
Accessibility testing None.
API No
Customisation available No

Scaling

Scaling
Independence of resources Flexible and rapidly scalable hosting infrastructure and per-customer message queueing ensures that Availability is never affected by the demands of other users.

Analytics

Analytics
Service usage metrics No

Resellers

Resellers
Supplier type Reseller providing extra features and support
Organisation whose services are being resold Enovacom

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Other security clearance
Government security clearance Up to Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)

Asset protection

Asset protection
Knowledge of data storage and processing locations Yes
Data storage and processing locations United Kingdom
User control over data storage and processing locations No
Datacentre security standards Managed by a third party
Penetration testing frequency At least once a year
Penetration testing approach ‘IT Health Check’ performed by a CHECK service provider
Protecting data at rest Physical access control, complying with another standard
Data sanitisation process Yes
Data sanitisation type 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 Customers can raise a request for export of data with the Services Team via the QURE, Quicksilva's customer service web-portal.
Data export formats CSV
Data import formats CSV

Data-in-transit protection

Data-in-transit protection
Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
  • Private network or public sector network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
Data protection within supplier network
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway
  • Legacy SSL and TLS (under version 1.2)

Availability and resilience

Availability and resilience
Guaranteed availability The interconneQt Managed Service is provided to guaranteed Availability Service Levels to 95.5% as standard. Enhanced availability up to 99.9% is available by arrangement for business critical services. A service credit regime underpins all Service Levels - please refer to the accompanying Service Definition document for full details.
Approach to resilience This is available on request.
Outage reporting The interconneQt Managed Service is monitored 24x7 by our Services Team using our bespoke monitoring system. This means we have often resolved an issue long before our customers are even aware of a problem. All service reporting is carried out through our service web-portal, the QURE, where customers can log on and raise or view live issues and set alerting preferences 24x7.

Identity and authentication

Identity and authentication
User authentication needed Yes
User authentication Limited access network (for example PSN)
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels Quicksilva maintains a full Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan. Further details are available on request.
Access restriction testing frequency At least once a year
Management access authentication Other

Audit information for users

Audit information for users
Access to user activity audit information Users contact the support team to get audit information
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

Standards and certifications
ISO/IEC 27001 certification Yes
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001 BM Trada Certification Ltd
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date 24/07/2014
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover Our current registration includes Business and IT Consultancy; Software Design, development, provision, maintenance and support. All other aspects of our provision are not covered.
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 ISO/IEC 27001
Information security policies and processes Quicksilva's business practice is underpinned by a suite of processes which form our ISO27001:2013 Information Security Management System. These are subject to regular internal audit by our full-time Corporate Assurance Manager and are overseen by our Operations Director. In addition all audits are subject to rigerous twice-annual external review by a third party Auditor in the course of maintaining our ISO27001 standard.

Operational security

Operational security
Configuration and change management standard Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach Quicksilva's ISO9001:2008 accredited Quality Management System contains a set of processes which underpin our business practice, including our Release Management Procedure and Configuration Management Procedure. These processes are regularly audited to ensure compliance by our Corporate Assurance Manager.
Vulnerability management type Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach Regular Penetration Testing by a certified third party forms the foundation of our vulnerability management approach. In addition we regularly apply software vendor issued security patches to a quarterly schedule for routine security maintenance and immediately in the case of emergency patches. Quicksilva are members of the NHS Digital Care CERT scheme and receive and review weekly cyber security reports regarding current threats. In addition Quicksilva review the National Cyber Security Centre Threat and Vulnerability Reports on a weekly basis.
Protective monitoring type Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach Quicksilva maintain a suite of best-of-breed anti-malware software in order to detect potential compromises. The capability to review access control logs ensures a full audit trail is maintained for all staff interactions with internal and external systems. Security Incidents are managed in accordance with Quicksilva's Security Incident Management Procedure which forms a part of our ISO 27001 and ISO9001 accredited Quality Management System. According to this process our dedicated IT Services Team (supported by certified Information Security professionals) respond immediately to any security incident.
Incident management type Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach Incidents are handled in accordance with Quicksilva's Incident Management Process, which forms a part of our ISO27001 and ISO9001 accredited Quality Management System. According to this process, incidents are reported to a nominated individual who investigates the issue and produces a full report to the board of directors within prescribed timescales. The incident is tracked and managed to resolution using the QURE, our internal service management tool, which ensures a thorough audit trail is maintained throughout the process. This information is then used to capture any continuous improvement opportunity.

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 Yes
Connected networks New NHS Network (N3)

Pricing

Pricing
Price £350 per licence per month
Discount for educational organisations No
Free trial available No

Documents

Documents
Pricing document View uploaded document
Skills Framework for the Information Age rate card View uploaded document
Service definition document View uploaded document
Terms and conditions document View uploaded document
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