Veropath achieves G-Cloud supplier status with Microsoft Azure based TEM application
Veropath is proud to announce success in gaining supplier status for the UK government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) G-Cloud 9 Framework Agreement – Software as a Service (SaaS). Veropath’s Technology Expense Management platform is built on Microsoft Azure, and the capabilities and features of Azure have enabled Veropath to achieve supplier status.
The G-Cloud 9 Framework Agreement supports the government’s policy to centrally manage the procurement of common goods and services through an integrated commercial function at the heart of government. It can be used by organisations across the UK public sector, including central government, local government, health, education, devolved administrations, emergency services, defence and not-for-profit organisations.
The G-Cloud 9 Framework is fully EU-compliant and provides easy access to Veropath’s Technology and Telecom Expense Management services, saving public sector organisations time and money.
David Booker, CEO at Veropath, comments, “We are delighted to be part of the G-Cloud 9 supplier framework. It represents a key and streamlined route to market for our Microsoft Azure-based Technology Expense Management platform, and ensures we are well-placed to build on our current success in delivering telecoms cost reduction and ongoing control to all parts of the public sector.”
Veropath harnessed the features of Azure to meet G-Cloud requirements. Azure enables Veropath’s Technology Expense Management portal to manage Big Data applications, provide customizable and easy-to-use reporting, and enable customers and partners to self-serve.
Unsurprisingly, one of the key G-Cloud requirements concerned security. Microsoft has a robust set of security technologies and practices built into Azure infrastructure to safeguard customer data in the cloud and provide support for companies bound by extensive regulations regarding the use, transmission and storage of customer data. Veropath’s customers benefit from high levels of inherent security and data protection by using Azure for the encryption of their data at rest and encrypted Azure Blob storage for data in transit. The Veropath platform uses Azure Key Vault for safeguarding cryptographic keys: This helps with maintaining control of the keys that access and encrypt client data. Another security feature adopted by Veropath is dynamic data masking (DDM) of production data. DDM limits access to sensitive data by masking it from non-privileged users.
“Microsoft Azure provides world-class reliability and performance to power the digital transformation of organizations and leads the industry in compliance with more major certifications and attestations than any other major cloud provider,” said Tom Keane, General Manager, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Corp. “Powered by Microsoft Azure, Veropath delivers a scalable, secure solution which is of paramount importance to their clients.”
Veropath uses Azure Security Center to monitor threats and provide an overview of the Azure resources, identifying servers without malware and without antivirus software. It will then raise an alert to install and deploy Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection or Microsoft Windows Defender where necessary. Azure services conform to global compliance standards, making it easier for Veropath to meet the set of G-Cloud security and compliance requirements that were set out in the CCS framework.
Azure delivers flexible scalability, using technologies enabling SQL eDTUs to scale on demand, and delivers consistent end-user performance. Furthermore, Azure offers Big Data processing. Using Azure Data Factory helps Veropath’s clients when loading large volumes of data across telecom, hardware, software, URL and subscription services; specifically, Azure Data Factory is used to manage the data Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) process in conjunction with Azure HDInsight, SQL Azure and Azure SQL Data Warehouse..
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