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Egress Switch Security

Egress Server Infrastructure (ESI) delivers a highly scalable and robust security infrastructure to a global market. As the back bone of the Switch secure collaboration service Egress Software have invested a great deal of time and resources into ensuring Egress Switch is the most secure and scalable service on the market today. Customers demand absolute reliability and 100% up time of the Switch security service. The core Switch architecture incorporates the perfect balance of the highest security with global resilience and scalability.

Technology Overview

Egress Switch utilises identity based AES 256-bit encryption using FIPS 140-2 approved cryptographic libraries. This provides the highest level of security for complete end to end data exchange. Egress Switch hides the complexity of encryption using a revolutionary patent protected architecture and is the true evolution of PKI based encryption systems.

Hosting

Egress Software have partnered with 3 key service providers, Skyscape, UK Fast and Amazon to provide an unrivalled & certified hybrid infrastructure.

Skyscape

All aspects of Skyscape’s Assured Cloud platform, from security, to service management to sustainability, are underpinned and independently verified by a comprehensive set of globally accepted assurance certifications and accreditations.

With infrastructure located in secure UK data centres, our services are assessed against recognised international standards ISO9001, ISO20000, ISO27001 and the additional controls within the recently released ISO27018:2014 standard.
ISO27018 provides an approach to addressing data privacy concerns around Personal Identifiable Information (PII) within public cloud services, using an extended framework of PII focused controls which supplement those already present within ISO27001:2013.
As a result our UK data centres are subject to regular audits, assessments and inspections by certification bodies, regulators and accreditors.

Accreditation – Skyscape Cloud Services has achieved Pan Government Accreditation for all of its G-Cloud services, and their underlying infrastructure, which confirms their suitability for supporting IL0-IL3 protectively marked data.

Compliance – Skyscape has developed a Compliance Programme which delivers a credible position in four strategic areas: Quality, Information Security, IT Service Management and the Environment.

Quality Management (ISO9001) – Skyscape’s established Quality Management System, certified to ISO9001, delivers robust and effective policies and processes, enabling all parts of the organisation to function efficiently and in a controlled manner.

IT Service Management (ISO20000) – Skyscape acknowledges that the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) represents best practice in the field of IT Service Management, and its service management processes align with the ITIL v3 aligned process framework.

Information Security Management (ISO27001) – Of the utmost importance to Skyscape is the protection of the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data: both Skyscape’s own and that entrusted to Skyscape by its clients. Skyscape’s ISO27001 certified Information Security Management System (ISMS) is based upon a robust framework of information security policies and procedures, aligned with the Skyscape Risk Assessment Methodology (SRAM).

UK Fast

PAS

PAS 2060:2010
At UKFast, reducing environmental impact is a key priority and therefore are very proud to have achieved PAS 2060 certification – making them the 1st certified carbon neutral hosting company in the UK.

ISO

ISO 27001:2005
UKFast provides secure web hosting to clients worldwide, offering hosting services certified to the ISO 27001:2008 standard – ensuring the security of you and your customer’s data.

Quality Management

ISO 9001: Quality Management
UKFast has implemented an internal Quality Management System (QMS) which is certified to ISO9001:2008. The QMS is continually maintained and improved to ensure that we meet, if not exceed, the expectations of our clients. Certification through the scheme identifies UKFast as one of the brightest and best independent consultants to compete on a level playing field for public sector and corporate projects.

Environmental Management

ISO 14001: Environmental Management
As part of their commitment to managing their carbon footprint, UKFast is certified to the environmental standards of ISO14001 – an internationally-recognised certificate for evaluating how well an organisation manages its environmental responsibilities. UK Fast also monitor and measure greenhouse gas emissions as directed by the ISO 14064-1:2006(E) standard, along with guidance issued by DECC and Defra.

PCI Compliance

PCI Compliance
PCI Compliance
UKFast are PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliant in our operational business processes relating to the payment card industry.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

At a high level, we’ve taken the following approach to secure the AWS infrastructure:

Certifications and Accreditations. AWS has achieved ISO 27001 certification and has successfully completed multiple SAS70 Type II audits. AWS will continue to obtain the appropriate security certifications and conduct audits to demonstrate the security of the infrastructure and services. For more information on risk and compliance activities in the AWS cloud, consult the Amazon Web Services: Risk and Compliance whitepaper.

Physical Security. Amazon has many years of experience in designing, constructing, and operating large-scale data centers. AWS infrastructure is housed in Amazon-controlled data centers throughout the world. Only those within Amazon who have a legitimate business need to have such information know the actual location of these data centers, and the data centers themselves are secured with a variety of physical barriers to prevent unauthorized access.

Secure Services. Each of the services within the AWS cloud is architected to be secure and contains a number of capabilities that restrict unauthorized access or usage without sacrificing the flexibility that customers demand. For more information about the security capabilities of each service in the AWS cloud, consult the Amazon Web Services: Overview of Security Processes whitepaper.

Data Privacy. AWS enables users to encrypt their personal or business data within the AWS cloud and publishes backup and redundancy procedures for services so that customers can gain greater understanding of how their data flows throughout AWS. For more information on the data privacy and backup procedures for each service in the AWS cloud, consult the Amazon Web Services: Overview of Security Processes whitepaper.

The AWS Security Center provides links to technical information, tools, and prescriptive guidance designed to help you build and manage secure applications in the AWS cloud. Our goal is to use this forum to proactively notify developers about security bulletins. Such transparency is the backbone of trust between AWS and our customers.