Redcentric Solutions Limited

SD WAN

The SD-WAN Service is designed to augment Redcentric’s Managed IP-VPN portfolio. Redcentric designs, deploys and supports SD WAN devices on behalf of the customer.

Features

  • Appliances from one of the market-leaders in cybersecurity products
  • Per-application tuning and traffic steering

Benefits

  • Optimises use of available bandwidth

Pricing

£50.00 a unit a month

Service documents

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Framework

G-Cloud 12

Service ID

9 5 7 5 2 6 0 7 0 4 5 6 9 4 4

Contact

Redcentric Solutions Limited Emma Banner
Telephone: 0800 983 2522
Email: tenders@redcentricplc.com

Service scope

Service constraints
The level of Hardware Support must be the same for all Customer locations. E.g. ALL sites: 12hour fix. Limited scope for deploying devices Internationally. Customers currently do not have visibility of the device management dashboard
System requirements
N/A

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
Redcentric staff support the platform, the administration portal and provide system wide support to the Customer’s help desk staff. Redcentric does not offer support to individual end users. 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 Technical Account 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, project management and service setup. Redcentric will setup the mitigation service as part of the service activation. User documentation will be provided during the deployment of the service and training if required can be provided at an additional cost.
Service documentation
Yes
Documentation formats
PDF
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. AGREEMENT TERMINATION On termination or expiry of the Service Agreement, the Customer must undertake the following responsibilities: • agree a time and date for the Redcentric owned equipment to be removed; and then • remove the Customer’s equipment at the agreed time on the agreed date in a sequence to be specified by the Customer
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. The additional transitional assistance shall be chargeable at the Redcentric prevailing time and materials consultancy day rates.

Using the service

Web browser interface
No
API
No
Command line interface
No

Scaling

Scaling available
No
Independence of resources
Redcentric will work with the customer to understand the criticality of the service. Where required Redcentric can build a private service dedicated to the customer. This would not follow our standard pricing model and would be POA. Due to the restrictions of G-Cloud a private version is available through alternative frameworks.
Usage notifications
Yes
Usage reporting
  • Email
  • Other

Analytics

Infrastructure or application metrics
Yes
Metrics types
Other
Other metrics
  • Log in attempts etc.
  • Administration tasks
Reporting types
  • Regular reports
  • Reports on request

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
User control over data storage and processing locations
Yes
Datacentre security standards
Supplier-defined controls
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
  • Encryption of all physical media
  • Other
Other data at rest protection approach
Other data at rest protection approach
Redcentric does not capture, inspect, analyse, store or share the Customer’s traffic/data. Redcentric’s sub-processor, Gemalto (see section 5.4) below) holds certain traffic/data. Redcentric does not have access to any raw data which is stored by customers. In all cases, Redcentric recommend that data at rest be encrypted using full disk encryption configured using a minimum of AES256. In the event that Redcentric personal have either direct to indirect access to data, only SC cleared members are staff utilised.
Data sanitisation process
Yes
Data sanitisation type
  • Explicit overwriting of storage before reallocation
  • Deleted data can’t be directly accessed
  • Hardware containing data is completely destroyed
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
No

Data-in-transit protection

Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
Other
Other protection between networks
Standard inbound traffic protocols are used.
Data protection within supplier network
Other
Other protection within supplier network
Data is transited only.

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
Service Level is based on Availability. No guarantee but Service Credits payable if Availability drops below 99.5% dependant upon design.
Approach to resilience
To improve resilience, solutions should incorporate resilient circuits, resilient SD-WAN devices on customer site and resilient devices in Redcentric core.
Outage reporting
During a system outage Redcentric will communicate with our customers via email, updates are also provided via the Redcentric customer portal. The Service Manager will also provide a detailed report following any outage showing the cause of the outage and what mitigation has been put in place to prevent the issue repeating in the future.

Identity and authentication

User authentication
Other
Other user authentication
N/A
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
Access provided to only authorised users
Access restriction testing frequency
At least once a year
Management access authentication
Username or password
Devices users manage the service through
Directly from any device which may also be used for normal business (for example web browsing or viewing external email)

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
User-defined
Access to supplier activity audit information
Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for
User-defined
How long system logs are stored for
User-defined

Standards and certifications

ISO/IEC 27001 certification
Yes
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001
British Standards Institute
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date
19/08/2023
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover
Hosting in external 3rd parties needs to be brought into scope on a per basis. This is a chargeable extra.
ISO 28000:2007 certification
No
CSA STAR certification
No
PCI certification
Yes
Who accredited the PCI DSS certification
Gemserv Ltd
PCI DSS accreditation date
02/04/2020
What the PCI DSS doesn’t cover
Requirement 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11. Appendix A1, A2
Other security certifications
Yes
Any other security certifications
  • Authorised to process HM Government data marked 'Official-Sensitive'
  • HSCN CN-SP Network provider
  • Certified ISO9001: 2015 - Quality Management Standard
  • Certified ISO22301: 2012 - Business Continuity Standard
  • Authorised to process and store Person Identifiable Data (PID)
  • Certified ISO14001: 2014 - Environmental Management Standard
  • Certified ISO20000-1: 2011 - IT Service Management Standard
  • PSN accredited for the provision of Infrastructure as a Service
  • Information Governance Statement of Compliance (IGSoC)
  • Data Security and Protection Toolkit Compliant

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Yes
Security governance certified
Yes
Security governance standards
ISO/IEC 27001
Information security policies and processes
As a managed service provider that the delivers services into different vertical sectors (central government, NHS, legal, finance, manufacturing and so on), we take several measures to secure these assets. This requires work to implement, manage and be audited against a number of recognised security standards and frameworks. This benefits all our customers and also provides a recognised and repeatable methodology for delivering services to a higher security level, where required, for specific customer environments. Redcentric’s policy is to deploy individual customers using physical and logical segmentation appropriate to the client’s operational requirements. Segmentation techniques and technologies including MPLS IP-VPN security, firewalls and VLAN technology are used to ensure a high level of security. Testing is typically done at a service provider level so as to not impact specific customer deployments. It is the responsibility of Redcentric to provide an assured managed service infrastructure to deploy client services over. Whilst some aspects of security can be abdicated to the client’s service provider Redcentric recommend that customers perform their own assurance testing within the context of their business setting and context. Redcentric will always co-operate with customers around any testing activities and subsequent outcomes.

Operational security

Configuration and change management standard
Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach
Redcentric maintains an ISO 27001 audited configuration and change management process for customer hosting infrastructure. Initial customer hosting deployments are initially configured by a combination of automated provisioning tools and expert system administrators. Newly deployed infrastructure is subject to a peer review prior to being put live. Customer change management is performed according to Redcentric internal ticketing processes and workflows, providing customers with the ability to request and plan changes by Redcentric system administrators, authorisation mechanisms and visibility of work performed on their hosting environment.
Vulnerability management type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Vulnerability management approach
Redcentric proactively manages vulnerabilities within the corporate infrastructure and all infrastructure connected to or participating within 3rd party external networks such as the healthcare network, the public internet and other corporate or partner networks or customer hosting domains. Redcentric conducts quarterly or as required automated in-depth vulnerability scans of critical internal infrastructure including administrative and orchestration systems, underlying customer host servers, backup infrastructure, edge and intermediate firewalls and load balancers using Nessus. These scans are automatically parsed by our internal configuration and change management system and items requiring investigation escalated directly to DevOps.
Protective monitoring type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Protective monitoring approach
Redcentric can provides a range of protective monitoring services including vulnerability management and auditing and assessment services (such as SIEM). Redcentric will work with the customer to put in place an approach to Proactive Monitoring which meets the requirements of the customer.
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
Redcentric maintains a formal incident management process for internal and customer-impacting incidents that includes triage, containment and remediation and root cause analysis. Roles are defined to provide responsibility for overall command, communications and technical authority. Workflows and related information are managed by our centralised internal ticketing system. Redcentric will inform customers of any security incident that directly impacts on their hosting solution in a timely manner once detected. Redcentric defines a customer impacting security incident as a security-related problem which may have actively impacted on the confidentiality, integrity or availability of more than one customer.

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
No

Energy efficiency

Energy-efficient datacentres
Yes
Description of energy efficient datacentres
Description of energy efficient datacentres
We have a number of existing facilities which were built before 2011 in use today which have been reviewed and modified to increase their ‘Energy Saving Levels’. No new facilities have been built since this time. When new IT equipment or software is sourced and deployed, we review how we can increase our ‘Energy Saving Levels’ and factor this into designs. As well as being an operator of services from our facilities we also provide co-location and private cloud hosting. Under the EU code of conduct we endeavour whenever upgrading our facilities to review increasing our ‘Energy Saving Levels’. Where a customer is procuring their own IT equipment, we offer advice and guidance. In adhering with the EU Code of Conduct for Energy Efficient Datacentres we are committed to; • The fulfilment of relevant compliance obligations • Continually working towards improving the environmental management system to enhance environmental performance • Protection of the environment, including the prevention of pollution and sustainable use of resources • Working towards incorporating environmental factors into business decisions as standards.

Pricing

Price
£50.00 a unit a month
Discount for educational organisations
No
Free trial available
No

Service documents

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