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Assured Official

A security domain on the UKCloud platform that provides access to public networks, such as the internet, PSN Assured, Janet and HSCN.
  • DDos-protected Internet
  • PSN Assured
  • HSCN Network
  • Janet
  • DDos-protected Internet

    Resilient internet access to our Assured OFFICIAL platform via multiple ISPs. DDoS-protected as standard, uncapped usage and provided free-of-charge for every Assured OFFICIAL customer.

    PSN Assured

    A general purpose, unencrypted Public Services Network which provides access to most central, local and devolved government organisations. We offer access to our resilient PSN Assured connectivity on a shared bandwidth model. To use this network, your organisation must have a PSN compliance certificate.

    HSCN Network

    HSCN is the NHS National Network. It is connected to all health and social care organisations across England. Our aggregator status means that we can assess an organisation’s need to join the HSCN as well as provide connectivity to the network. We offer access to our resilient and scalable HSCN connectivity on a shared bandwidth model.

    Janet

    Janet is the UK’s high-speed research and education network connected to all education organisations and research councils. Janet provides extremely reliable and high-bandwidth connectivity that will support innovation, research and learning in your organisation.

    Elevated Official

    A security domain on the UKCloud platform that provides secure access to restricted networks such as PSN Protected.
  • PSN Protected
  • RLI
  • HybridConnect
  • PSN Protected

    The PSN-P is the encrypted Public Services Network with onward connectivity to other legacy government community networks including GSI, PNN, CJX, GSX and others. We offer access to our resilient PSN-P connectivity on a shared bandwidth model. To use this network, your organisation must have a PSN compliance certificate.

    RLI

    RLI (Restricted LAN Interconnect) is a high-security network with pre-approved connection options for the defence community and industry partners. Connection to RLI is subject to vetting and approval from the MoD.

    HybridConnect

    HybridConnect makes it easy to create a hybrid cloud by securely connecting conventional hosting facilities to UKCloud’s Assured OFFICIAL and Elevated OFFICIAL cloud platforms. HybridConnect supports a variety of private connectivity options which enable hybrid topologies. These include connectivity to Crown Hosting and other third-party facilities.

    Service Options

    Assurance Process

    • PSN Assured – You will need a Code of Connection certificate to connect to the PSN-A, or a Code of Practice certificate for supplying services via the PSN-A, issued by the PSN Authority
    • PSN Protected – You will need a Code of Connection certificate to connect to the PSN-P, or a Code of Practice certificate for supplying services via the PSN-P, issued by the PSN Authority
    • HSCN – You will need to sign a Connection Agreement and submit it to UKCloud to connect to HSCN
    • RLI – You will need to be accredited by the MoD to be able to connect to the RLI network
    • HybridConnect – If connecting to the Elevated platform, you will need to use an encrypted leased line. There is no government mandated assurance process