Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has awarded a place on its new £2bn G-Cloud 12 framework to LoughTec. CCS is the largest public sector procurement organisation in the UK.
Under the new framework agreement, LoughTec will have the opportunity to provide cloud-based anti-virus software to the public sector via Lot 2, cloud software. This follows on from the company’s success in the previous version of the framework, G-Cloud 11.
Public sector organisations can now avail of LoughTec’s OPSWAT multi-scan anti-virus platform, data sanitisation, data loss protection (DLP) and cloud access control solutions.
Seán McDermott, CEO of LoughTec, said, “We are delighted to be awarded a place on the G-Cloud 12 framework. This is the culmination of a lot of hard work by the LoughTec team, and we look forward to working with CCS and public sector organisations to help keep their systems and files safe from external threats.”
LoughTec’s cloud-based solution will provide public sector organisations with increased malware detection rates, reduced time to detection and will help protect from zero-day attacks. Features also include having the ability to protect sensitive files from leaving a network, protecting files uploaded through web portals, reducing email threats and protecting web traffic and downloads from the internet.
More than £4bn has already been spent via the G-Cloud frameworks since their introduction, making this framework an extremely attractive procurement vehicle for central government and public sector organisations.
CCS plays an important role in helping the UK public sector save money when buying common goods and services. It uses its commercial expertise to help buyers in central government and across the wider public sector to save time and reduce the cost of procurement.
LoughTec has an extensive track record in assisting customers with their IT infrastructure across several sectors, including pharmaceutical, education, health, agri-food and security.