PSN Connect with GCF Services

Private Network connectivity plus secure collaboration tools

Two complementary Vodafone products bundled into one Service Offer:

  1. A scalable solution, Vodafone PSN Connect brings voice, data and video together on a single network. Using our centrally hosted services, it allows any-to-any site communication – including sites and services on the Public Services Network (PSN). So, once implemented, staff can access the people and assets they want from wherever they are located, as if they were in the same office.
  2. Our range of Government Convergence Framework (GCF) Services enable you to collaborate, and share and access information securely across the Public Sector.

PSN Connect

PSN Connect gives you Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IP-VPN) connectivity and access to the wider PSN. We provide, manage and maintain the routers on your premises – and work with you to configure your connections the way you want.

IP-VPN is separated from the public internet, so data is sent ‘in the clear’. However, if you require enhanced security, PSN Connect Encrypted is also available.


GCF Services

There are seven GCF Services; Five are core services:

  • Domain Name Service (DNS) offers name to address management and resolution
  • Network Time Protocol (NTP) provides a central trusted time source for PSN
  • Email Relay supports the secure transmission of email between email systems and other mail systems on PSN, and networks connected to PSN
  • Email Filtering helps protect you from malware
  • Peer-to-Peer provides connections between PSN and other approved networks and services

And two are supplementary services:

  • Secure Internet Connectivity delivered as either a Secure Internet Gateway or Proxy Service
  • Enhanced Grade Encryption and Network Service (xGSI) provides managed encryption over any DNSP connection on PSN

Flexible, future-proofed and secure

From the smallest to the largest sites, this is a smart way of keeping everyone connected.

  • Maintain security - A hosted IP-VPN is ideal for operating secure apps like intranets and sharing sensitive data
  • Future-proofed - The service is scalable and grows with your organisation
  • Managed 24/7 - Frees you and your team to work on more pressing matters
  • Connectivity you can rely on - A selection of configurations to help meet your needs and budget
  • Flexible and economic - Supports encryption and non-encryption services
  • Meets latest cyber initiatives - Delivers against the government’s 2018 cryptographic deadline
  • Complements your network service - With direct access to our Cloud Voice and Secure Compute services

Secure collaboration made simple

  • Resilient Domain Name Service – with data held at two different UK locations and run by individuals who are UK Government Security vetted. In fact, both measures are standard for all our GCF Services
  • Email Relay Service separates services to make sure the message gets to the right person (and nobody else)
  • Email filtering offers multi-layered anti-virus protection and industry-leading anti-spam protection
  • Peer-to-Peer provides one connection to and from your community. A real money-saver
  • Secure Internet Proxy supports web browsing, including lower bandwidths
  • Enhanced Grade Encryption and Network Service (xGSI) provides assured separation from underlying PSN services

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