London, UK, 15 July, 2014 – MDS Technologies has teamed up with Becrypt to supply a secure remote access platform via its G-Cloud 5 CloudStore. Becrypt’s tVolution can be installed on a wide range of devices including laptops, tablets and USB sticks and offers a flexible and cost effective way to deliver secure connections to the Public Services Network (PSN) for staff working remotely. The joint solution has been delivered in response to specific requirements from MDS’ customers and partners, and is a prime example of agile SMEs working together to harness the G-Cloud to deliver services that meet the evolving needs of government and public sector organisations.
Karen Young, General Manager at MDS Technologies commented; “We recognised a gap in our G-Cloud product portfolio for providing secure remote access to our customers using our hosting and cloud services. Becrypt’s low cost tVolution secure operating system will provide fully managed remote access for our customers, in particular for application vendors, and is the only product currently available that fits our requirements. We are keen to promote Becrypt’s products as we know they are good quality and have an excellent track record for providing secure and innovative solutions, and delivering them via the trusted G-Cloud framework makes the procurement process extremely quick and simple for our customers.”
The Cabinet Office has stated its target for 25% to be spent with SMEs by March 2015. The cumulative spend through G-Cloud with SME companies over the program’s first two years reached £92 million in March. That compares to just £62 million placed with large enterprises.
Dr. Bernard Parsons, CEO of Becrypt said; “We are delighted to be working with MDS, they have proven to be a new breed of supplier for the public sector providing flexible services to their clients that are easy to procure. The Cabinet Office has stated its commitment to procuring more Government IT and services from SMEs and particularly, through the G-Cloud. It is good to see this finally starting to materialise.”
tVolution provides secure, fully managed access to the corporate network, rather than using plug in devices or ‘secure bubbles’ on unmanaged machines and provides a good user experience that aids productivity.
Designed with the end-user in mind, tVolution provides a clean, customisable user interface that contains only the business applications required by the customer. tVolution is suitable for use by security conscious organisations across all industry sectors that need to provide mobile workers with a highly portable secure end point. Its low cost makes it particularly suitable for public sector organisations looking to provide staff with a low cost computer based on lower spec or repurposed equipment as an alternative to a fully-loaded laptop.
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About MDS Technologies
MDS was formed in 2002 as a Vodafone business partner, providing cloud computing services and infrastructure for the development and deployment of mobile data applications. Initially located within the M4 technology corridor, in a quasi-militarised area at Corsham, Wiltshire, MDS has provided secure hosting, technical and fully managed services to a number of global enterprises (e.g. Vodafone, Capgemini, Capita, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard, QinetiQ) over its twelve year history.
MDS' service delivery arrangement utilises state of the art data centres which are leased from specialist providers Ark Data Centres. The data centres are highly secure facilities 85 miles apart at Spring Park, Corsham Wiltshire and Cody Park, Farnborough, Hampshire.
Recent contracts through GCloud have positioned MDS as a direct supplier of secure managed service solutions to a range of Central Government department, MDS also works with larger System Integrators to provide managed services in support of Central and Local Government projects. MDS has offices in Corsham, Wiltshire and Farnborough, Hampshire offering 24/7 services.
For more information please visit: www.mdstechnologies.co.uk or call 01225 816280.
Becrypt is a leading supplier of innovative mobile security solutions and services that are Government-certified, and suitable for many industry sectors. Becrypt provides a range of cyber security solutions to protect data at rest and data in use, across a broad range of platforms, including desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones, running Windows, iOS and Android. Becrypt’s secure thin client technology supports virtual data infrastructure (VDI) access, enabling secure and rapid IT transformation within the enterprise, as well as cost effective secure remote access.
Through its focus on product assurance, multiple platforms and centralised management, Becrypt’s solutions enable the most security conscious organisations to deliver cost effective compliance, whilst maintaining flexibility, choice and usability for their users.
As a leading supplier of encryption technology to the UK Government, Ministry of Defence and UK Police, Becrypt also offers cyber security consultancy and bespoke systems.
Becrypt has offices in London, UK, and McLean, VA, USA. For more information visit: www.becrypt.com
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