8x8 Solutions enhances public sector offering
Demonstrates company’s ongoing leadership for global security compliance and data integrity; meets stringent international government standards
London 28th September 2015- 8x8 Solutions, a leading provider of cloud based unified communications and collaboration (UCC) services, today announced that the company has secured Cyber Essentials accreditation and has been accepted onto the Network Services framework agreement for Unified Communications. The recent accreditation helps 8x8 Solutions further strengthen its public sector offering and marks another impressive milestone for the company’s longstanding security compliance initiative.
8x8 Solutions received accreditation under the UK Government’s Cyber Essentials scheme following an external audit process. The accreditation demonstrates the commitment and robustness of 8x8’s IT infrastructure and validates its willingness and ongoing dedication to data integrity and security. 8x8’s network has comprehensive measures in place to deter cyber crime and has been proven secure for clients both in the private and public sector.
The company has not only met, but has exceeded all standards put in place by the Government to make the procurement process simpler for public sector organisations. The external auditor also praised 8x8 for meeting international governmental standards, meaning companies can also be assured of global security.
8x8 Solutions has also been accepted onto the Network Services framework agreement for Unified Communications. This reinforces the company as a leading supplier of services to the public sector, having already worked with a large number of governmental organisations under G-Cloud.
As part of the Network Services agreement, 8x8 Solutions will continue to offer public sector bodies a variety of services. These range from a broad suite of market leading UCC services to in office and mobile devices spanning cloud business VoIP phone service, virtual meeting web conferencing, contact centre software and virtual desktop.
Network Services is a Crown Commercial Service (CCS) agreement designed to support the Government’s policy to centrally manage the procurement of common goods and services. It is available for use by organisations across the UK Public Sector including central government, local government, health, education, emergency services and non-profit organisations.
The agreement is fully EU compliant and provides organisations within the public sector easy access to unified communications services, such as 8x8 Solutions, saving them time and money.
Kevin Scott-Cowell, CEO of 8x8 Solutions, says: “We are proud to have worked with a number of governmental bodies over the last few years and are looking forward to supporting even more organisations with innovative communications solutions. We also believe that our Cyber Essentials accreditation will give our existing and future clients in both the private and public sectors peace of mind that our cyber protection meets and exceeds Government standards.”
About 8x8 Solutions
8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT) is a provider of unified communications and collaboration (UCC) services in the cloud to small and medium businesses and mid-market and distributed enterprises. The company delivers a broad suite of UCC services to in-office and mobile devices spanning cloud business VoIP phone service, virtual meeting web conferencing, contact centre software and virtual desktop through our proprietary unified software as a service, or SaaS, platform. For additional information, visit www.8x8.com, or www.8x8.com/UK or connect with 8x8 on Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
About Crown Commercial Service
The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) brings together policy, advice and direct buying; providing procurement and commercial services to central government and the wider public sector, including emergency services, health, local government, devolved administrations, education and charities.
CCS supported the delivery of £5.9 billion savings for the taxpayer in 2014/15. These savings were achieved through a combination of price and demand related savings on common goods and services, leveraging relationships with suppliers and spending controls.
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