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Highside partners Nine23 for soverign secure communications
Wed, 18th Jan 2023
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HighSide, the provider of secure communications, collaboration, and data management, has signed a contract with Nine23, a UK sovereign cloud provider of cyber security solutions for the regulated and compliant market, to deploy a UK Sovereign HighSide One Service. 

HighSide One, the platform for secure out-of-band communications, controlled file-sharing, and compliant collaborations, powered by a decentralised end-to-end encryption protocol, is now available on Nine23's accredited UK sovereign secure private cloud infrastructure - Platform FLEX.

Nine23's Platform FLEX provides multi-private cloud environments with direct network gateway connectivity to all UK government and private networks, including the PSN, PNN, RLI, HSCN and others. This proven, accredited platform offers complete guaranteed data and meta-data residency, legal data sovereignty, and extensible integration that can be used for official-sensitive and higher classifications.

Powered by a decentralised E2E encryption protocol, HighSide One delivers productivity capabilities such as secure and out-of-band messaging, controlled file-sharing, and sensitive data management. 

In use by government agencies and enterprise organisations worldwide, HighSide One is changing how digital business works. From enabling teams to share and manage their sensitive business data to delivering a secure, highly available, and segmented system for mission, project, and cyber operations teams to ensure persistent communications, HighSide One provides. 

With a complete RBAC access control system, Active Directory connection for enterprise user management, and an integrated e-discovery and compliance suite, HighSide One is revolutionising secure collaboration.

The services are available on the new G-Cloud 13 framework launched on November 9.

“We are very pleased that HighSide have chosen Nine23’s Platform FLEX as its UK Sovereign cloud service partner. We are seeing many partners who need a UK home for their data and a trusted service partner like Nine23 with the required security cleared people to deliver true added value. We look forward to enabling end users with a secure solution using the HighSide One Platform,” says Stuart McKean, CEO of Nine23.

Nine23 are experts who exist to enable the front-line user in the regulated and compliant workplace to use today's technology securely because today's user expects to operate at work in the same way they do at home, with consumer simplicity with enterprise security.

“We fully understand the value and need for cyber security as a business enabling, rather than a business constraint. Through our vast experience of working with national and local clients and partners, we have consistently achieved the highest levels of accreditation and assurance from national bodies and organisations to provide confidence that the systems we develop can be used at highly classified levels of cyber security,” notes McKean.

“As HighSide expands its customer footprint within the region, the increased demand for a UK Sovereign Cloud Service partner became critical. Nine23 are the clear choice of organisation to partner with, having the ability and skills to deliver HighSide One as-a-service to end users that require end-to-end encryption for their data management, sharing and communications,” adds Kevin Monk, Channel Director EMEA, Highside.