Cross Domain Security Zone Service Definition
What is Cross Domain Security Zone?
The Cross Domain Security Zone (CDSZ) enables you to securely transfer data between the UKCloud Assured OFFICIAL security domain and the UKCloud Elevated OFFICIAL security domain, using National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)-approved cross-domain security patterns.
What the service can help you achieve
Create secure applications that are accessible to citizens, but ensure data safety
Reduce your infrastructure and compliance costs by leveraging UKCloud's ready-made solutions
Ensure your solutions are aligned with information security requirements
Meet changing requirements by controlling and adapting the service
The Cross Domain Security Zone helps you achieve the goals of the Government Digital Strategy by making government community-facing (for example, PSN) applications available to citizens and industry via the internet. It's ideal for solutions where service accessibility and data security are key underpinning principles, including the enablement of highly sensitive data and workloads in OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE and above OFFICIAL (utilising the Tier 2 platform).
We provide self-service access to the Cross Domain Security Zone so that you can design, implement and manage your own walled garden, using technology and application services of your choice. We provide an assurance wrap by managing firewalls between the security zones and ensuring you use appropriate risk management to understand and mitigate identified risks.
Pricing and packaging
Cross Domain Security Zone pricing can be as low as £500 per month. Full pricing with all options is available in the UKCloud Pricing Guide.
Accreditation and information assurance
The security of our platform is our number one priority. We've always been committed to adhering to exacting standards, frameworks and best practice. Everything we do is subject to regular independent validation by government accreditors, sector auditors and management system assessors. Details are available on the UKCloud website.
UKCloud provides one of the best-connected cloud platforms for the UK Public Sector. We enable access to our secure platform by DDoS-protected internet, PSN, Janet, HSCN, RLI and your own leased lines via our HybridConnect or CrownConnect services. The full range of flexible connectivity options is detailed in the UKCloud Pricing Guide.
An SLA you can trust
We understand that enterprise workloads need a dependable service that underpins the reliability of the application to users and other systems, which is why we offer one of the best SLAs on G-Cloud. For full details on the service SLA, including measurements and service credits, see the SLA definition.
The small print
For full terms and conditions, including onboarding and responsibilities, refer to the Terms and conditions documents.
UKCloud is dedicated to the digital transformation of our nation's public services through our flexible, secure and cost-effective multi-cloud platform and the expertise of our people and partners. We believe that diversity of technology drives value and innovation and so we bring together different cloud technologies, with different deployment models spanning on-premises (private cloud), on-campus (Government's Crown Campus) and off-campus global public cloud services. This enables you to choose the right cloud for creating new workloads or migrating or replacing existing applications to the cloud with specialist SaaS solutions.
We recognise the importance of public services to UK citizens and businesses, which is why we include the highest level of support to all our customers at no extra cost. This includes dedicated 24/7 UK support, a Network Operations Centre (NOC), utilising protective and proactive monitoring tools, and access to UKCloud's experts. UKCloud can also provide outcome-based professional services or managed services to help you with digital transformation.
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