Aurora365 secures G-Cloud 8 Government Supplier Status


London, 22nd September 2016Bringing next generation Security-as-a-Service solutions – including powerful Zscaler Private Access offering – to UK Public Sector organisations via G-Cloud

Aurora365 (part of Comtact Ltd.), one of the UK’s leading cyber security and remote infrastructure management service providers, has secured a place on G-Cloud 8  - the UK Government’s latest cloud services procurement framework – for its portfolio of Zscaler cloud security solutions. This is the first time that Zscaler’s innovative Security-as-a-Service solutions have been available via G-Cloud with Comtact, and public sector organisations will now be able to benefit from the security offered by the Zscaler Internet security platform.

Zscaler

Zscaler’s innovative security cloud platform has been built from the ground-up to address the ubiquity of mobile devices and the evolution of online threats – transforming the market for Internet security.

Available via G-Cloud 8 from Comtact, Zscaler acts as a series of checkpoints between public sector organisations and the Internet, scanning all incoming and outgoing traffic between any device and the Internet to identify and block potential threats. Comtact is also bringing the new Zscaler Private Access solution – a remote access service that enables public sector organisations to provide access to internal applications and services while ensuring the security of their networks – to its G-Cloud portfolio.

“It’s great that Comtact is bringing Zscaler’s hosted security service to the Government Digital Marketplace for the first time, as online security is critical to the delivery of the Government’s digital service delivery agenda,” commented Dominic List, Comtact’s Chairman. “Engaging Comtact via G-Cloud 8 will enable public sector customers to move beyond their traditional, appliance-based approaches to Internet security, and start benefiting from our next generation Zscaler cloud-based platform approach that not only delivers better security but also more cost-effective end-user and administrative support.

As a long-term G-Cloud supplier, Comtact is committed to making technology procurement as easy as possible for our public sector customers. With the addition of Zscaler’s cloud security services, we’re now ideally placed to help public sector organisations engage more safely online,” he added.
Under the new G-Cloud 8 accreditation, Comtact will be offering a full range of Internet security and infrastructure monitoring services, including:

  • Cloud Security
  • Data Loss Prevention
  • Bandwidth Control
  • Private Access
  • Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring – Aurora365
  • Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring – Aurora365 – Professional Services

Comtact’s inclusion on G-Cloud 8 follows the recent announcement that the company has been selected as a supplier to the Jisc framework for the delivery of Internet security web filtering and monitoring services to support the UK Governments’ Prevent legislation. Comtact’s national reach, coupled with its fully managed security portfolio delivered from a UK 24x7x365 Security Operation Centre sited in its dedicated Tier 3 data centre, makes the company an ideal security provider for UK public sector organisations.