G-Cloud veteran Skyscape bags top-level data accreditation

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Hampshire-based cloud provider Skyscape Cloud Services has been awarded Pan Government Accreditation (PGA) status from the CESG (the National Technical Authority for Information Assurance).

The certification means the company’s products are now certified to support all levels of data sensitivity through the G-Cloud programme, from Impact Level 0 (IL0) to Impact Level 3 (IL3).

Skyscape has been a G-Cloud provider since its first iteration in February 2012 and counts the Ministry of Defence and HMRC among its clients.

Phil Dawson, CEO of Skyscape, said: “We are thrilled to have secured PGA accreditation status across all Skyscape products and services, supporting IL0-IL3 data.

“This will ensure that almost 30,000 UK public sector organisations can now purchase computing, storage or email collaboration services, confident in the knowledge that Skyscape has achieved the highest level of Pan Government Accreditation.”

Denise McDonagh, programme director for G-Cloud, said: “Pan Government Accreditation to IL3 demonstrates that flexible, low cost cloud services can be highly secure and capable of hosting restricted data.

“Departments will be able to benefit from highly secure, agile and effective business outcomes at significantly lower cost, and Pan Government Accreditation removes the need to duplicate expensive accreditation effort traditionally carried out on a piecemeal basis.”

G-Cloud is currently in the process of rolling out its third iteration. The deadline for submission of Tenders to the Authority closed on 6 March, having been put back three times, and the intention to award notifications are expected to be issued on 4 April.

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