The key to Connectivity services, especially when providing for corporate and commercial networks, is how best to send and receive data and information via the internet and other external services. This is where Thales’s expertise in gateways, and boundary protection for the network and IT assets, comes into play.
Thales can configure a web gateway to mirror a customer’s acceptable use policy, and monitor web traffic for policy compliance – and also configure the email gateway to scan and protect against data loss, phishing and malware.
As the phenomenon of remote working continues to grow, Thales can provide two types of remote access service. The first allows a user’s device to function as if it’s on the office network, including access to shared drives and servers. The second can make information available to a supply chain, whereby the user can connect in, but with no ‘resident’ data on the connecting device there’s no risk of data loss through remote access.
Assured Gateway Services
Thales can provide the same level of security of the gateway services to corporate customers as it does for central government. Each is accredited by the MOD, NCST, CST, or others, ensuring assured devices work alongside accredited Connectivity solutions.
Functionally, the experience will be the same. But for data that’s official, official-sensitive or higher, this accreditation is a must-have.
Advanced secure gateways from Thales provide an additional layer of security for sending and receiving particularly sensitive information with other organisations. These are separate systems using advanced encryption, and are already in widespread operation with police and security forces across the UK and further afield.
Security Operations Centre (SOC)
This provides cyber monitoring for any attempted attacks or unusual activity taking place on connected devices, or on the gateways themselves. Any devices that are connected via web gateways, email gateways or remote access solutions are vulnerable to attack. Thales provides additional monitoring and protection against such attacks.
Thales has expertise with the full range of available systems, so can offer and manage Connectivity services with the likes of Microsoft or Cisco, and provide expertise with a wide range of technologies. This makes working with existing systems, and specifying new ones from the CESG Assured Products Scheme, particularly straightforward and reassuring.