SECURE INFORMATION EXCHANGE
Trusted cross-domain solutions for high assurance environments
The success of any business or organisation in the 21st century is built on information superiority. The ability to get the right information into the hands of decision-makers ahead of competitors or adversaries gives a tactical, operational and strategic advantage.
Information sharing is also key to improved productivity, efficient and accurate decision making and effective collaboration. However, the exchange of data between untrusted networks also brings cyber security risks. It must be protected appropriately and shared carefully only with trusted individuals and partners.
By following the cyber security policies of national technical authorities, our trusted solutions enable secure information exchange between network domains operating at different levels of security.
Why do problems arise?
Conventional approaches to security in high assurance environments have, unfortunately, led to many information systems being separated from each other and from the people who need access to the assets they contain.
This makes sharing data across network or security boundaries difficult, or impossble, and results in an incomplete or delayed picture of a given situation. The potential of using Cloud Services adds an extra dimension to this problem.
What is the knock-on effect?
The consequence of this is that any decisions or actions based on such a disjointed picture may be wrong or too slow to be effective.
It also means potentially avoidable but costly and, sometimes, highly damaging mistakes are made. In essence, information sharing gives businesses and organisations access to information that needs to be widely available. However, it comes with its own set of risks.
Overcoming security issues to connect networks
At Nexor we can help join up the networks and information systems that you need timely, yet secure, access to, even if they operate at different trust levels.
Our secure information exchange solutions can connect your information, people and domains even if their levels of security access differ. At the same time our solutions still ensure appropriate adherence to the principles of information assurance: confidentiality, integrity, authentication, availability and non-repudiation.
Nexor’s customers can benefit from:
- Secure access to systems and applications – both for users across a number of different organisations or to allow different levels of permission in the same organisation;
- Prevention of data loss to ensure sensitive information does not fall into the wrong hands;
- Resistance to malware entering the organisation;
- Ensuring the integrity of information;
- Resilience of service to safeguard availability for operational needs;
- The adoption of Cloud Services in a secure manner;
- Minimised management overheads by potentially reducing infrastructure requirements.
By choosing a solution that uses architectural patterns based on best practice guidelines from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), (the UK National Technical Authority for Information Assurance), not only do you get security and flexibility, the accreditation of the solution becomes easier.
We will work with you to understand your exact information exchange requirements, your operational needs and your security constraints. Our expertise will help you balance:
Usability, performance, timescales and budget
Threat exposure, risk appetite and assurance process
Working in partnership, we can design, deliver and support solutions to enable more efficient, yet secure, collaboration within your organisation and with your partners. This will allow you to make better decisions and be more effective in whatever your business or mission is.
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