Friday, 23 June 2017

Updata forges alliance with security experts Cassidian

Updata Infrastructure
Thursday 08 November 12

Updata Infrastructure (Updata) announces its partnership with global security solutions and systems provider, Cassidian, for the provision of secure and compliant Public Sector Network (PSN) connectivity and services to central government. The partnership will enable Updata to take its PSN expertise and knowledge…

Updata Infrastructure (Updata) announces its partnership with global security solutions and systems provider, Cassidian, for the provision of secure and compliant Public Sector Network (PSN) connectivity and services to central government. The partnership will enable Updata to take its PSN expertise and knowledge, earned in local government and schools, into the central government sector providing secure network infrastructure and services that adhere to rigorous government standards.

Following Updata’s recent accreditation as a Direct Network Service Provider (DNSP), it is one of only a handful of suppliers that can now provide PSN and Government Conveyance Network (GCN) connectivity for central government, local authorities and other PSN Service Providers.

Cassidian is at the forefront of secure communications globally and in the UK and its portfolio includes integrated systems, services and solutions to meet any challenges facing emergency services, Government security agencies, critical national infrastructure and military forces. Working with Updata enhances the ability of Cassidian to provide security expertise developed over decades and further increases Cassidian’s presence on the PSN.

Michael Stevens, CEO Cassidian UK, said, “The alliance between Cassidian and Updata is an excellent example of the Cassidian strategy to collaborate with SMEs to bring together a combination of experience, expertise, resources and agility to enable us both to offer our customers an even better service.”

Richard Bennett, managing director of Updata comments, “Updata is fully committed to the PSN process and the partnership will enable Updata to transfer our skills in offering flexible and cost efficient ‘PSN ready’ network infrastructure, into a new target market. Cassidian has significant experience in providing security solutions for central government, so it will be able to support Updata in the provision of PSN in a secure environment.”

Updata is currently working with a significant number of local councils in the UK, including, Buckinghamshire County Council, East Lothian County Council, Hertfordshire County Council, Rochdale County Council and Walsall Metropolitan Council to support the drive of local government towards PSN-ready networks.


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